Libraries News Round-up: 26 March 2016

THE TIMES : 25th March
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Richard Morrison the arts column
A rose-tinted white paper
“Yet the paper is streaked with rose-tinted wishfulness, if not hypocrisy. What is the one cultural field that attracts a greater percentage of ethnic minorities than white people? It’s local libraries. So which institutions have been closed by the hundreds on Vaizey’s watch? You guessed it.”

Leon’s Library Blog : 24th March
Golden Showers!
Council Leader Tarquin Dym-Witt believes now is the right time to foster a new narrative around libraries.

http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/03/24/golden-showers/

Get Reading: 24th March
West Berkshire: Hundreds gather to protest Theale Library closure plans
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/hundreds-gather-protest-theale-library-11088678

Newbury Today : 25th March
West Berkshire | Self-serve library idea challenged
Hungerford Library
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/all-districts/17712/Self-serve-library-idea-challenged.html

The Argus : 25th March
Brighton and Hove | Historic (Hove) Library to close
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/14384027.Historic_library_to_close/

Brighton & Hove News : 25th March
Hove Library move wins backing
Inc. concerns re lack of detail, costings and loss of space in new co-location move
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2016/03/24/hove-library-move-wins-backing/

Brighton & Hove Independent : 25th March
Hove Library to move to extension in museum
http://brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/hove-library-move-extension-museum/

Kent & Sussex Courier: 25th March
Opening hours for East Sussex libraries set to be cut back
http://www.courier.co.uk/Opening-hours-libraries-set-cut/story-28985549-detail/story.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 25th March
‘It was wrong to close the libraries’ – anger lingers as new library opens its doors
volunteer-led library opens
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/wrong-close-libraries-anger-lingers-new-library/story-28986915-detail/story.html

Evesham Journal : 25th March
Shropshire | ‘Friends’ call for u-turn on Ludlow Library
http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/regional/14384052._Friends__call_for_u_turn_on_Ludlow_Library/

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