Libraries News Round-up: 30th July 2013

Local Government Chronicle : 29th July
Grants to be cut by extra £95m to plug gap in safety net
Funding for councils is set to be cut by an  extra £95m next year after the government miscalculated aspects of this  year’s funding settlement.  The Department for Communities & Local Government has  informed councils it will have to hold back millions of pounds more of  revenue support grant in order to plug a hole in this year’s settlement.
http://www.lgcplus.com/news/grants-to-be-cut-by-extra-95m-to-plug-gap-in-safety-net/5061706.article

Public Libraries News : 27th July
Editorial | Lincolnshire Council’s consultation gets into further hot water … and has national implications
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/lincolnshire-councils-consultation-gets-into-further-hot-water-and-has-national-implications.html

The Lincolnite : 30th July
Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaign gathers over 1k signatures
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/07/save-lincolnshire-libraries-campaign-gathers-over-1k-signatures/

Sleaford Standard : 30th July
Library cuts an ‘act of cultural vandalism’
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/community/community-news/library-cuts-an-act-of-cultural-vandalism-1-5335091

Skegness Standard : 30th July
Lincolnshire libraries consultation event in Skegness branded ‘shallow and hollow’
“I know how difficult it is not only to recruit volunteers but to keep them,” he said.
http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/community/community-news/lincolnshire-libraries-consultation-event-in-skegness-branded-shallow-and-hollow-1-5335041

Map – Libraries under threat in Lincolnshire
Courtesy of the Lincolnshire Echo
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?msid=217062332544367856383.0004df9413e94600b029c&msa=0

THE GUARDIAN : 30th July
Lambeth’s library app challenges residents to make tough choices
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/jul/30/lambeth-library-app-challenges-residents

This Is Local London : 30th July
All Surrey libraries to lose music CDs by next year
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/10578527.All_Surrey_libraries_to_lose_music_CDs_by_next_year/

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