Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March
Library comparison reports published
We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed 

Four Newcastle libraries to reopen

Majority of North Yorks libraries could go to volunteers

Chester Chronicle : 24th March
Staff face job losses as council announces library closures
“Front line staff are once again being targeted in libraries but we are sworn to secrecy.”

THE GUARDIAN : 24th March
Mark Haddon launches online petition against prisoners’ book ban
Writers including Philip Pullman have criticised a Ministry of Justice ban on sending books to prisoners, calling it ‘despicable’

THE GUARDIAN : 24th March
Ministers defend ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales

Campaigners offered space in Kensal Rise library building

Kilburn Times : 24th March
New community library for Kensal Rise after campaigners shake hands with property developer

Harrogate Advertiser : 24th March
North Yorkshire Drastic cuts – council to face its ‘biggest challenge’
The authority is now considering converting a further 23 of its 35 libraries – with the remainder to become hubs for community services.

Croydon Citizen : 24th March
What next for Croydon libraries?
Sean Creighton assesses the future of the borough’s libraries and whether residents should engage with the private contractor Carillion

Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd March
Sieghart…or jumping through hoops!
So it will be interesting to see if Sieghart does indeed produce an independent narrative or if, as I suspect, this is just another fudged report exploited by the DCMS to justify and extend the use of volunteer run libraries.

Falmouth Packet : 24th March
Cornwall | Penryn residents upset as library opening hours cut


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