Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2014

BBC News : 4th September
Thousands sign 10-year-old’s Falmouth Library petition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-29052002

Pirate FM Radio : 4th September
Falmouth schoolboy hands in a five and a half thousand signature petition over the future of Cornwall’s libraries. 
“It’s been proven that reading makes you a lot cleverer.”
http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1387330/save-cornwalls-libraries/

Arts Council England  
ACE Final report | Automatic library membership
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/funding-programmes/automatic-library-membership/

OPM : 4th September
Report Rural library services in England: exploring recent changes and possible futures
http://www.opm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Rural_library_services_in_England.pdf

Stoke Sentinel : 4th September
Staffordshire | Residents welcome news Clayton Library will remain a ‘core’ service
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Residents-welcome-news-Clayton-Library-remain/story-22873104-detail/story.html

Peterborough Telegraph : 4th September
Letter: Do we still need our libraries?
In 2014, a week or so ago, I received a communication from Peterborough City Council asking me what I thought about Dogsthorpe Library. Why? Because they’re planning to close it, that’s why.
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/latest-opinion/letter-do-we-still-need-our-libraries-1-6278455

Huddersfield Examiner : 4th September
Kirklees | Campaigners meet in bid to save Mirfield Library
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/campaigners-meet-bid-save-mirfield-7717302

Bury Times : 4th September
‘Hideous’ sculptures get go-ahead at library
http://m.burytimes.co.uk/news/11453850._Hideous__sculptures_get_go_ahead_at_library/

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