Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2014

Sydney Morning Herald : 3rd September
Libraries dumping of books could signal a new dark age
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/libraries-dumping-of-books-could-signal-a-new-dark-age-20140903-10bspm.html 

Staffordshire Newsletter : 3rd September
Future uncertain for Stafford libraries
When the Newsletter asked Mike Lawrence, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Localism, what would happen to libraries if volunteers couldn’t be found he said: “I don’t know.”
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Future-uncertain-Stafford-libraries/story-22863547-detail/story.html

Yorkshire Evening Post : 3rd September
Support gathers to stop cuts at Leeds libraries 
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/support-gathers-to-stop-cuts-at-leeds-libraries-1-6818817

Leicester Mercury : 3rd September
Letter: Odds are stacked against saving our library in Ratby
Substantial detail, worth reading, including:
If the plan fails within the 10 years, the volunteer group would be responsible for any operating losses or liabilities.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Odds-stacked-saving-library-Ratby/story-22867757-detail/story.html 

Leicester Mercury : 3rd September
Letter: Possible solution to the difficulties facing this service
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Possible-solution-difficulties-facing-service/story-22867761-detail/story.html

Huddersfield Examiner : 3rd September
Public to have their say on Kirklees Council budget cuts from Monday 
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/public-say-kirklees-council-budget-7711729

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