Libraries News Round-up: 25 July 2014

Arts Professional : 25th July
Arts and culture valued by vast majority of local authorities
http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/arts-and-culture-valued-vast-majority-local-authorities 


York Press : 25th July
York’s new mutuals celebrated 
A reception was held at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday to celebrate the fact that 100 of these societies are now up and running.  Explore received a £100,000 grant from the Cabinet Office to help develop its organisation and took on council library staff and responsbility for the service in May this year. 
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/inbrief/11365854.York__39_s_new_mutuals_celebrated/?ref=rss


THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July
Kirklees proposes ‘nuclear’ library closures 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/kirklees-proposes-nuclear-library-closures.html

Huddersfield Examiner : 25th July
Communities rally round to save Kirklees libraries from closure
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/communities-rally-round-save-kirklees-7500531

Huddersfield Examiner : 24th July
Kirklees considers ‘nuclear option’ to close all but two libraries to save money
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-considers-drastic-option-close-7494598 


Sheffield Telegraph : 25th July
Libraries booking in as community ‘hubs’
Each of the libraries will be open for at least 15 hours a week, but groups will set their own times based on volunteer capacity and demand.
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/libraries-booking-in-as-community-hubs-1-6749807

The Star : 24th July
Editorial | New chapter for libraries
Campaigners have fought hard and, in the end, have won the right to run their own libraries.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/opinion-new-chapter-for-libraries-1-6746660


Loughborough Echo : 25th July
Library petition is handed in 
and school children send 40 letters 
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/leicestershire-library-potential-closures-petition-7477472


Stoke Sentinel : 25th July
Anger as Staffordshire CC plans to cut library opening times
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Anger-Staffordshire-County-Council-plans-cut/story-21935862-detail/story.html

Heart Radio : 25th July
School Boy Campaigns To Save Libraries
http://www.heart.co.uk/cornwall/news/local/school-boy-campaigns-to-save-libraries/

Mum and son campaign to keep Falmouth Library open longer.

Please see Leon’s campaign to stop the cut in library hours in Cornwall 

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