Libraries News Round-up: 3rd April 2014

BBC News : 3rd April
Powys public libraries under threat in service review 
Powys council has launched a review of its library services in a bid to save £350,000 from next April.  Options include closing 11 of the county’s 17 public libraries.

Major cuts proposed at BIA-winning Devon Libraries

SCL : 2nd April
Conversations with Communities: Devon’s Head of Libraries talks about the Council’s plans for public consultation
Ciara Eastell nails her colours to the mast, as President-Elect of the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL)

Are prison libraries the solution to the ‘book ban’?
Laura Swaffield, the chair of The Library Campaign, thinks forcing prisoners to rely more heavily on libraries is a problem. “Library services are getting hacked off at the knees,” she says.

Spalding Guardian : 3rd April
Battle to save libraries goes to Cameron next Tuesday
Around 25,000 people have signed a petition opposing the planned cutbacks.  The coach taking campaigners to the meeting will have pick-up points in Mablethorpe, Louth, Lincoln and The Deepings to enable people from across the county to travel to London to lobby MPs.

The Star : 3rd April
Derbyshire County Council trends after Nick Clegg’s ‘overstaffed’ remark


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