Libraries News Round-up: 30th September 2013

Sunderland Echo : 30th September
Anger as Sunderland library closures are rubberstamped
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/anger-as-sunderland-library-closures-are-rubberstamped-1-6100257

ITV News : 30th September
Lincolnshire |Library campaigners vow to fight until decision
News report Video 
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-30/library-campaigners-vow-to-fight-until-decision/

BBC News : 30th September
Lincolnshire County Council libraries consultation ends
quotes are worthy of note, particularly from a former Chief Librarian to the Labour Party
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24339756

The Lincolnite : 30th September
Final push for anti-libraries closures campaign
Over 25,000 people across Lincolnshire have signed petitions against the closure of their libraries, as the County Council’s closure plans consultation ends.
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2013/09/final-push-for-anti-libraries-closures-campaigners/

The Linc : 30th September
Lincoln public show support for Save Lincolnshire Libraries
http://thelinc.co.uk/2013/09/lincoln-public-show-support-for-save-lincolnshire-libraries/

Ledbury Reporter : 30th September
Herefordshire Ledbury’s Library hours will be halved to save money 
http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/10703779.Library_hours_will_be_halved_to_save_money/

Save Lincs Libraries Campaign : 30th September
UK Library Commentator on Lincolnshire Libraries 
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/09/30/uk-library-commentator-on-lincolnshire-libraries/

This Is Lincolnshire : 30th September
Video |Library campaigners hand petition to county council
video at foot of article
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/VIDEO-Library-campaigners-hand-petition-county/story-19864879-detail/story.html#axzz2gNneWxcf

Herald Scotland : 30th September
Moray | Council under fire over move to close libraries 
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/council-under-fire-over-move-to-close-libraries.22293879

Brent Council LibDems : 30th September
Audit report shows true cost of Brent Council pay-offs 
http://brentcouncillibdems.com/2013/09/30/audit-report-shows-true-cost-of-brent-council-pay-offs/ 

BBC News : 29th September
Southend’s £27m The Forum library poised to open
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-24298570

Suffolk Free Press : 29th September
Museum could be switched to library
Sudbury Heritage Centre may be relocated to the town library in an effort to boost visitor numbers and give it extra space.
http://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/latest-news/museum-could-be-switched-to-library-1-5529078

Daventry Express : 29th September
Sponsorship for town’s library?  
A Review of libraries across Northamptonshire has highlighted an opportunity for a business to sponsor Daventry’s new library.
http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/local/sponsorship-for-town-s-library-1-5537657

Thame Today : 29th September
Guest Column: Tough story with a happy ending for community libraries
by Martin Phillips, Bucks County Council’s cabinet member for community engagement

Not a single community wanted it as a first choice and all of them saw it as a cut in service.
http://www.thametoday.co.uk/news/local-news/guest-column-tough-story-with-a-happy-ending-for-community-libraries-1-5525968

Spalding Guardian : 29th September
Letter | Libraries: Have wishes of residents not been considered?
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/libraries-have-wishes-of-residents-not-been-considered-1-5539147

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