Libraries News Round-up: 26th December 2013

Northern Echo : 26th December
Library branches out after obtaining Fair Trade status
A library is branching out from its usual role – by going into the retail trade. Northallerton library has set up a gift shop with a difference after acquiring official Fair Trade status.
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10900262.Library_branches_out_after_obtaining_Fair_Trade_status/

The Star : 26th December
Sheffield petitions to save libraries
The petitions were collected by people in the Totley and Greenhill areas who want their branches to stay open.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-petitions-to-save-libraries-1-6338280

Hemel Today : 26th December
Don’t miss out on chance to have your say on libraries
A final call has been made for people to have their say in the public consultation on the future shape of libraries in Hertfordshire.
http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/community/don-t-miss-out-on-chance-to-have-your-say-on-libraries-1-5765740

BBC News : 20th December
National Library of Wales asks supporters for financial help
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-25463185
sheffield petitions
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