Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 25th August
Editorial The Guardian view on the loss of public libraries
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/25/guardian-view-loss-public-libraries

Public Libraries News : 25th August
Fit for the future: five things to take away from IFLA Birmingham
Written by Jenny Peachey, Policy Officer, Carnegie UK Trust
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/08/fit-for-the-future-five-things-to-take-away-from-ifla-birmingham.html

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th August
Little libraries aim to make a big, big difference
Since launching in May, the project has installed 18 little “libraries” in east and north London, and aims to open 100 across the UK within the next 12 months.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/little-libraries-aim-to-make-a-big-big-difference-9687841.html

Oxford Mail : 25th August
Parishes team up to keep librarian on the books
Three parishes will pay one-third of her wages –  the remainder will be paid for by the County’s Library Service.
It comes as the county council will halve staff funding from 21 of its 43 libraries from April next year.  … Volunteers working nine hours per week will help Ms Gillingham, (Milton-under-Wychwood) library manager for seven years. 
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/witney/11430209.Parishes_team_up_to_keep_librarian_on_the_books/

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