Libraries News Round-up: 24 July 2014

You Tube : 24th July

100s of schoolchildren sing protest song in order to keep their local library open

http://youtu.be/2Lom2Tt2hIE


Exmouth Journal
Lights, camera, action for library!
When asked why the school got involved with the project, deputy headteacher David Perkins said: “You read a lot about libraries being closed because the perception is they’re used by the elderly, not the younger generations, and we wanted to get across in the strongest terms that this is not accurate, and the families in our community use it in a number of ways.”
http://www.exmouthjournal.co.uk/news/lights_camera_action_for_library_1_3689840


Local Gov : 24th July
Councils urged by NLGN Think Tank to share arts and culture services 
ACE’s Alan Davey contributed to the Study and is quoted
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-urged-to-share-arts-and-culture-services/36835 

NLGN Think Tank Study : 24th July
Local Authorities must find new ways to champion the arts & culture
http://www.nlgn.org.uk/public/2014/local-authorities-must-find-new-ways-to-champion-the-arts/


Society for Research in Child Development : 24th July
Press Release | UK Study : ‘Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later’
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-07/sfri-ser071714.php 


Private Eye 
Issue No. 1371 (p.27)
Library News | APPG report on school libraries
available in all good newsagents


Lincolnshire Echo : 24th July
Lincolnshire CC deny trying to manipulate media response from community
hub groups following library ruling in High Court
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-County-Council-deny-trying/story-21820041-detail/story.html 


BBC News : 23rd July
Threatened Sheffield libraries to remain open
All 15 Sheffield libraries threatened with closure will remain open after the city council agreed to let community groups run them.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-28452286

The Star : 24th July
Library volunteers hailed Sheffield ‘saviours’
Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg paid tribute to the hundreds of ‘saviours’ who had come forward.
The council said 66 full-time equivalent library posts are to go …
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaigns/library-volunteers-hailed-sheffield-saviours-1-6748489


Birmingham Mail : 23rd July
Five Birmingham district libraries given £250k charity cash to attract more youngsters 
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-district-libraries-given-250k-7485428

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2 comments for “Libraries News Round-up: 24 July 2014

  1. July 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    We just wanted to say a huge thanks for sharing our film…..we are so chuffed with your support in helping to create an awareness of what is happening with our library. Thanks so much again.

  2. Elizabeth Ash
    July 25, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    You are very welcome. It has certainly grabbed people’s attentions! Good luck with your campaign.

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