Libraries News Round-up: 2nd September 2013

THE BIG ISSUE : 2nd September
Andrew Carnegie: the billionaire benefactor of Great Britain 
(Sydenham Library, Lewisham) A petition was launched to keep it open, but it took local business owner Darren Taylor, who had already saved two other libraries in the area, to save it…..
http://www.bigissue.com/features/2945/andrew-carnegie-billionaire-benefactor-great-britain

Public Libraries News : 1st September
A postcard from the past about what the future might have been: Birmingham opens at last
A bumper edition of news today due to having to catch up with two weeks of news.
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/a-postcard-from-the-past-about-what-the-future-might-have-been-birmingham-opens-at-last.html

Sunderland Echo : 2nd September
‘Hands off our libraries’ – campaigners march through Sunderland in fight against service cuts 
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/hands-off-our-libraries-campaigners-march-through-sunderland-in-fight-against-service-cuts-1-6004126

Sunderland Echo : 2nd September
Letter Poor will lose out in library closures
As we are all now well aware, Sunderland City Council is planning to close nine libraries across the city to make £850,000 worth of budget cuts. What the council is not advertising is the fact that some of these libraries will be in the city’s most deprived areas …
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/opinion/letters/letters-monday-september-2-2013-1-6006192

Spalding Today : 2nd September
Letter Holbeach Library: Please answer these questions Mr Worthhttp://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/holbeach-library-please-answer-these-questions-mr-worth-1-5446055

This Is Lincolnshire : 2nd September
Alford Library closure ‘would take heart out of community’
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Library-closure-heart-community/story-19716543-detail/story.html#axzz2dkBmhuRX

This Is Somerset : 2nd September
Bristol | Letter:  Library change is not in their gift
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Library-change-gift/story-19738590-detail/story.html#axzz2di8y5kuY

Guardian Series : 2nd September
Sutton’s library opening hours cut in council cash-saving bid
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/archive/2013/09/02/10647588.Sutton_s_library_opening_hours_cut_in_council_cash_saving_bid/

Guardian Series : 2nd September
Merton Council puts forward plans to extend library opening hours
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/archive/2013/09/02/10645512.Merton_Council_puts_forward_plans_to_extend_library_opening_hours/

Sunderland libraries marching

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