Libraries News Round-up: 26th June 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 26th June
In Newcastle, libraries and pools shut as spending cuts reality bites
“I’m devastated by it. Libraries are part of the move towards  civilised society. They are a sense that our collective knowledge is  available to all in a publicly accessible space. The idea that we have  to close them is just appalling … ”
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jun/26/newcastle-spending-cuts

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th June
CSR spares arts budget, but not libraries
Arts Council England (ACE) has described the cuts detailed in the  Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review as the “best case scenario in what are difficult and testing times”.
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/csr-spares-arts-budget-not-libraries.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th June
Spending Review cuts ‘mean more library closures’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/spending-review-cuts-mean-more-library-closures.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th June
Young US readers ‘like print’, finds Pew
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/young-us-readers-print-finds-pew.html

THE INDEPENDENT : 25th June
Cheshire East Council blocks payday loan websites from public computers
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/cheshire-east-council-blocks-payday-loan-websites-from-public-computers-8673481.html?origin=internalSearch

Sunderland Echo : 26th June
TV agony aunt backs plans to axe nine Sunderland libraries
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/tv-agony-aunt-backs-plans-to-axe-nine-sunderland-libraries-1-5797643

The Lincolnite : 26th June
Lincolnshire library cuts plans are ‘draconian and short-sighted’
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/06/lincolnshire-library-cuts-are-draconian-and-short-sighted/

This Is Lincolnshire : 26th June
Libraries facing the final chapter
Lincolnshire County Council has announced a number of changes to how the authority wants to provide library provision in the future to help save  £2million.  (detailed report)
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Libraries-facing-final-chapter/story-19395651-detail/story.html#axzz2XJ6jkLxW

This Is Lincolnshire : 26th June
Final chapter looms for village’s library
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Final-chapter-looms-village-s-library/story-19395712-detail/story.html

Denise robertson

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