Libraries News Round-up: 24th January 2014

India Education Diary : 24th January
Public libraries to get a massive facelift under National Mission on Libraries 
http://indiaeducationdiary.in/Shownews.asp?newsid=27737

BBC News : 23rd January
Library cuts plans approved by Herefordshire Council 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-25871262

News 24 : 24th January
US kids don’t read much on e-readers, tablets
Sixty-two percent of children had access to either an e-reader, a tablet or both – but only 49% of them used the devices for reading, either alone or with their parents, the study found.  And when they did read, it was typically for about five minutes a day – compared with about half an hour with printed books.
http://www.news24.com/Technology/News/US-kids-dont-read-much-on-e-readers-tablets-20140124

This Is Cornwall : 23rd January
Cutting back library hours is not an easy choice but it is a necessary one
http://m.thisiscornwall.co.uk/story.html?aid=20484537

Camden New Journal : 23rd January
Maureen Lipman: Saving libraries is as important as saving your local pub
“It is costing the Keats Community Library £250 a day to keep it open. It must be supported. It is irreplaceable”
http://www.camdennewjournal.com/news/2014/jan/maureen-lipman-saving-libraries-important-saving-your-local-pub

Maureen Lipman alongside Lee Montague from Keats Community Library

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