Libraries News Round-up: 29th August 2013

BBC Radio 4
Our Libraries: The Next Chapter
to be broadcast: 11.00 a.m – Wednesday 4th September
In the first of two programmes, Michael goes to  Herefordshire where, earlier this year, there was a plan to cut council  funding to the library service by 75%.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx7b

BBC News : 29th August
Increased demand for Isle of Man library service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-23880401

Southport Visitor : 29th August
Sefton | Southport’s libraries to close following failed attempt by Liberal Democrats to call-in the review
http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-news/southport-southport-news/2013/08/29/southport-s-libraries-to-close-following-failed-attempt-by-liberal-democrats-to-call-in-the-review-101022-33781987/

This Is Bristol : 29th August
We suspect that this is a plot to cut demand
http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/suspect-plot-cut-demand/story-19720153-detail/story.html

Boston Standard : 29th August
Villagers’ fight to save libraries goes on
http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/education/education-news/libraries-villagers-fight-to-save-libraries-goes-on-1-5435127

Boston Standard : 29th August
Council gets 2,500 questionnaires back for library consultation
http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/libraries-council-gets-2-500-questionnaires-back-for-library-consultation-1-5435377

THE INDEPENDENT : 29th August
Is this the last hurrah for modern bookish bigness?
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/is-this-the-last-hurrah-for-modern-bookish-bigness-8788534.html

THE INDEPENDENT : 29th August
A temple of learning: New £188m library is sparkling cornerstone of Birmingham’s rebirth
At a time when library campaigners have predicted 400 closures in the  next three years, Birmingham will unveil the largest public library in  Europe next week, which aims to spearhead a “learning-led regeneration”  of the city.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/architecture/a-temple-of-learning-new-188m-library-is-sparkling-cornerstone-of-birminghams-rebirth-8788527.html

THE GUARDIAN : 29th August
Birmingham’s new library is a modern behemoth that encases the past
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/aug/29/birmingham-new-library-architecture

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th August
The Library of Birmingham, first look
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/architecture/10266749/The-Library-of-Birmingham-first-look.html

Global Times : 29th August
Birmingham to open largest public library in Europe
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/807279.shtml#.Uh7iR3_YOzE

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