Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September
Library visits down once again as closures continue 
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu

BBC News : 27th September
Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825

Good Library Blog : 27th September
DCMS figures show dramatic decline in reading in English libraries
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/09/dcms_figures_sh.html

STV : 27th September
Campaigners to face council in court battle to save seven libraries
inc. TV news video
http://news.stv.tv/north/241182-campaigners-to-face-moray-council-in-court-battle-to-save-libraries/

Blackheath Bugle : 27th September
Lewisham Council is hiding library numbers
Surely the council can have nothing to hide! Like, how are “community” libraries faring compared with the ones still being run by the local authority?  Come on, Lewisham. You’ve handed over almost half your libraries to volunteers. Now let the people who are doing your work for you see how they’re doing.
http://blackheathbugle.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/lewisham-council-is-hiding-library-numbers/

This Is South Wales : 27th September
Neath Port Talbot Unions’ call for library stance by communities
“We are calling on the local authority to work with the local communities and local community councils or town councils to come up with an alternative to closure.”
http://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Unions-library-stance-communities/story-19852228-detail/story.html#axzz2g4h0RPot

Buckingham Today : 27th September
More changes afoot for library services
How would you fancy popping to the library in your local pub, shop or post office?
From November, mobile libraries will call only once a month, rather than once a fortnight, saving £100,000.
http://www.buckinghamtoday.co.uk/news/more-changes-afoot-for-library-services-1-5531900

Northampton Chronicle : 27th September
Library visitors across Northamptonshire drop by 62,000 in two years
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/library-visitors-across-northamptonshire-drop-by-62-000-in-two-years-1-5533467

Jesmond Local : 27th September
Newcastle | Jesmond Library reopens after financial cuts in June
Relief, tinged with sadness
http://jesmondlocal.com/2013/09/jesmond-library-reopening-after-financial-cuts-in-june/

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