Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2014

BBC News : 28th August
Borrowing and visitor numbers double at the Library of Birmingham in first year
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-28939274

Grimsby Telegraph : 28th August
Plan launched to help save two threatened libraries in North East Lincolnshire
The businessman stressed the new ventures will be run on a not-for-profit basis and will keep the community facilities as focal points for their respective neighbourhoods.
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Plan-launched-help-save-threatened-libraries/story-22841733-detail/story.html 

Burton Mail : 28th August
Thousands in South Derbyshire could lose mobile libraries
Of the 383 communities which currently have access to a mobile library service in South Derbyshire, 240 would lose it should the proposal be accepted.
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Thousands-South-Derbyshire-lose-mobile-libraries/story-22840487-detail/story.html

The Scotsman : 28th August
East Lothian Library hours cut in £20k council savings bid
An e-mail sent to councillors last week said officials had been forced to bypass a public consultation because of the need to implement the budget cuts as soon as possible.
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/library-hours-cut-in-20k-council-savings-bid-1-3523357

Public Libraries News : 27th August
What does it take to be Public Librarian of the Year? Interview with winner 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/08/so-what-does-it-take-to-be-public-librarian-of-the-year.html

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