Libraries News Round-up: 31 July 2016

THE SUNDAY TIMES : 31st July
Biteback — Richard Brooks
“And Vaizey’s legacy? He became the longest-serving arts minister in British politics – a source of great pride to him. He enthused, regularly attended openings and events, and was always affable. But in some areas, notably libraries, he fell short.”   Behind paywall

Public Libraries News : 31st July
Editorial | A communist approach to libraries? It’s falling short
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/07/a-communist-approach-to-libraries-its-falling-short.html

Leon’s Library Blog : 31st July
Challenges and Opportunities
https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/07/31/challenges-and-opportunities/

This Is Local London : 30th July
Greenwich Council remove ‘disruptive’ library campaigners from public meeting
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14651825._People_were_angry_about_the_bullshit___Greenwich_Council_remove__disruptive__library_campaigners_from_public_meeting/

Shropshire Star : 30th July
Delight as council decides not to cut Ellesmere Library’s opening hours
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2016/07/30/delight-as-council-decides-not-to-cut-ellesmere-librarys-opening-hours/

Blackpool Gazette : 30th July
MP takes fight over libraries to culture chief
http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/mp-takes-fight-over-libraries-to-culture-chief-1-8041453

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