Libraries News Round-up: 4th January 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th January
Is the Big Society finally here? Big surge in volunteers helping out at libraries
Ed Vaizey, the Culture minister, hailed the “very impressive” increase and said he wanted other communities to open libraries.  He said: “All the volunteers I come across say they are running their libraries far more cheaply than the local authority was doing it.”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/10549932/Is-the-Big-Society-finally-here-Big-surge-in-volunteers-helping-out-at-libraries.html

Alan Gibbons Diary : 4th January
Libraries: the shape of things to come?
http://alangibbons.net/2014/01/libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come-2/

Milton Keynes Citizen : 4th January
Digital arts programme to kick off with £82,000 grant
The money will come from the Arts Council’s Grants for the Arts (Libraries Fund), to introduce a range of digital media projects to excite and engage new audiences.
http://www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/local/digital-arts-programme-to-kick-off-with-82-000-grant-1-5784705

Tottenham & Wood Green Journal : 3rd January
Council asks for views on future of Haringey’s library services
“I’m really keen for people to tell us what they want from their library service, and to help us better understand why some people are choosing not to use our libraries as they currently stand.”
http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/news/council_asks_for_views_on_future_of_haringey_s_library_services_1_3171958

Grimsby Telegraph : 3rd January
Four weeks left to have your say on library services in North East Lincolnshire
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/weeks-left-say-library-services-North-East/story-20395980-detail/story.html

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