Libraries News Round-up: 28th February 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th February
Editorial Campaigners should not have to pay to protect libraries
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/02/campaigners-should-not-have-to-pay-to-protect-libraries.html

THE GUARDIAN : 28th February
Privatisation helps west London libraries turn over new leaf
http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/feb/28/privatisation-west-london-libraries?commentpage=1

Public Policy Exchange
The Future of Local Libraries and Cultural Services – Tuesday 3rd June 
http://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/EF03-PPE

Loughborough Echo : 28th February
County council approve cost-cutting budget 
Leicestershire County Council rubber stamped proposals, which will see libraries in the hands of volunteers, up to 700 job losses and Council Tax frozen in 2014/15.

http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/leicestershire-county-council-rubber-stamped-6749902

Lost In Ephemera : 26th February
The children that libraries build
http://lostinephemera.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/the-children-that-libraries-build/

Harper Collins : 26th February
Things Only a Library Can Do 
http://harpercollinschildrens.tumblr.com/post/77932814694/things-only-a-library-can-do

Lichfield Mercury : 27th February
Does ‘conversation’ spell the end for Lichfield and Burntwood libraries?
The informal online survey – which closes on Friday – does not directly suggest axing the facilities.
“We need people’s help to adapt the service so that it meets the needs of our communities and is sustainable.”
http://www.lichfieldmercury.co.uk/Does-conversation-spell-end-libraries/story-20713026-detail/story.html

The Sentinel : 28th February
Staffordshire | Letter – Library at heart of rural village
The library in Audley is a vital part of village life and any closure would cause real hardship to its residents.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Library-heart-rural-village/story-20723474-detail/story.html

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