Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 24th September
Steal some ideas from the USA, why don’t you?
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/steal-some-ideas-from-the-usa-why-dont-you.html

Knight Foundation 
Knight News Challenge 
Numerous innovative ideas for public libraries are featured.  Challenge closes on 30th Sept. 
https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/

BBC News : 24th September
Prison book restriction ‘harms studying’
The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) is urging ministers to improve access to books and materials to assist learning.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-29327152

SCL : 23rd September
Arts Council funds further development of Universal Offers for public libraries
The 155,500 pounds in funding will be used to expand on SCL’s four offers—Information, Health, Reading and Digital—and also develop a fifth, the Learning Offer.
http://www.goscl.com/arts-council-funds-universal-offers/

Western Morning News : 24th September
Schoolboy campaigner, 10, told his petition to trigger library debate was handed in too late
http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Schoolboy-campaigner-10-told-petition-trigger/story-22970767-detail/story.html 

The Lincolnite : 24th September
Lincolnshire (Labour) councillors call for rewind on library changes
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2014/09/lincolnshire-councillors-call-rewind-library-changes/ 

Grimsby Telegraph : 24th September
N.E. Lincs | Deadline approaching for library services in Humberston, Laceby,
Scartho, Nunsthorpe, Grant Thorold and the Willows

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Deadline-approaching-library-services/story-22972386-detail/story.html

Stoke Sentinel : 24th September
Workshop event in Stafford for ‘community librarians’
Volunteers interested in taking over a library are being invited to attend a workshop.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Workshop-event-Stafford-community-librarians/story-22969982-detail/story.html

Coventry Telegraph : 24th September
Coventry City Council warns ‘some services that people value and rely on will simply have to go’
Operations such as libraries, community and children’s centres are likely to be in line for severe reductions in finance or even closure.
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-city-council-warns-some-7826287

Huddersfield Examiner : 24th September
Kirklees Enterprising idea to safeguard Chestnut Centre’s library
Part of a library in a popular community centre could make way for a pharmacy.  
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/enterprising-idea-safeguard-chestnut-centres-7824000

Get West London : 24th September
Fears over future of arts amid looming Harrow Council cutbacks
Local art centres, libraries and museums are all at risk as the council looks to make £75million in cutbacks. 
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/fears-over-future-arts-amid-7823817

Barnet Today : 24th September
Library closure fears over £5.1million cuts
http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=9393&headline=Library%20closure%20fears%20over

Penarth Times : 23rd September
Plaid force debate on future of Vale libraries
“Plaid Cymru does not support these changes because we think they will lead to a worse than expected service and are unsustainable in the long run.”
http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11490977.Plaid_force_debate_on_future_of_Vale_libraries/

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