Libraries News Round-up: 26th July 2013

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 24th July
Children ‘too distracted by technology to listen to stories’
It has revamped its library and introduced a Jackanory-style “storytelling   space” to encourage teachers, librarians and visiting authors to read aloud   to young children.
Miss Kelleher said children were “growing up in a world that’s filled with   white noise”.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/10200487/Children-too-distracted-by-technology-to-listen-to-stories.html

Question Everything : 25th July
Is that gross breadsticks or net breadsticks?
I know things can be fractious between  campaigners and librarians and we won’t agree everything but I hope we  can agree on this, Vaizey isn’t doing the job he is paid to do.
http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/is-that-gross-breadsticks-or-net.html?m=1

This Is Bristol : 26th July
Will we  ruin  library for  sake of 30 private school places?
I quote  from an email received by me from a serving member of the  lending library staff who is muzzled by their contract of employment.
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/ruin-library-sake-30-private-school-places/story-19573123-detail/story.html#axzz2a7vfvl1D

Petition: Retain Bristol Central Library
Anyone can sign – so please sign ! 
http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/community/petition/2348

ITV News : 26th July
Lincolnshire | Video – Row over library closures
A Lincolnshire community says their children are being let down by the council’s plan to close two thirds of their libraries. There are currently 45 libraries in the county, but the council would like to stop running 30 of them. Volunteers and a mobile service would  be left to fill the gap. Michael Billington reports.
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-07-26/row-over-library-closures/

Skegness Standard : 26th July
Consultation into library closures to be held in Skegness            
The consultation itself has also been branded a ‘skewed, disingenuous  process’, which fails to give those completing it a chance to properly  air their views.
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/consultation-into-library-closures-to-be-held-in-skegness-1-5326943

Express & Star : 26th July
Work to start soon on new Wolverhampton library hubs
Work will begin within weeks to create  controversial community ‘hubs’, which will bring library services and  community centres under one roof.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/07/26/work-to-start-soon-on-new-wolverhampton-library-hubs/

Manchester Evening News : 25th July
Rochdale | Libraries are spared axe – but they must offer more
Coun Williams said the no-closure policy would apply to all 17 of the borough’s libraries and the mobile library.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-spared-axe–must-5314060

Shelf Free : 26th July
‘Frictionless’ ebook lending from public libraries
http://shelffree.org.uk/2013/07/26/frictionless-ebook-lending-from-public-libraries/

Telegraph & Argus : 26th July
Bradford | MP Philip Davies visits reprieved Wilsden library
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/10573053.MP_Philip_Davies_visits_reprieved_Wilsden_library/

Kidderminster Shuttle : 24th July
Worcestershire | Bewdley Library could be moved to health centre
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/10568248.Bewdley_Library_could_be_moved_to_health_centre/

Low Hill library

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