Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

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THE GUARDIAN : 25th May
Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh

West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May
A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library
http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/

Brixton Blog : 25th May
Lambeth Council leader Peck hits back at library claims 
http://www.brixtonblog.com/council-leader-peck-hits-back-library-claims/37828

Shropshire Star : 25th May
Shropshire library hours to be slashed
… one councillor warning the service is facing “dangerous territory”
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/05/25/warning-over-plans-to-cut-shropshire-library-hours/

Gazette Series : 25th May
Campaigners hand in petitions and letters as South Gloucestershire Council looks to save £650,000 from library budget
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/14514814.Library_campaigners_protest_at_planned_cuts_as_consultation_in_South_Gloucestershire_closes/

Lancashire Telegraph : 25th May
‘This is a ridiculous stunt’ – disabled Burnley fan and protester chains himself to railings
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/burnley/14513699._This_is_a_ridiculous_stunt____disabled_Burnley_fan_and_protester_chains_himself_to_railings_in_vigil_against_county_cuts/

Yorkshire Post : 24th May
Sheffield | Letter: City should spend money on libraries
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-city-should-spend-money-on-libraries-1-7925822

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