Libraries News Round-up: 4th October 2013

Thanks to Shirley Burnham for the links that we post daily on our website.  Here is today’s round up of news relating to libraries.

The Library Campaign 
Briefing Paper for the Libraries APPG
http://www.librarycampaign.com/the-library-campaign-briefing-paper-to-libraries-appg/ 

THE GUARDIAN : 4th October
‘Libraries are key to helping people access other public services’ The man who will run libraries in the Triborough in south-west London on why it is important to engage with local communities
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/oct/04/libraries-key-people-access-services

Melville House : 4th October
Even the good news about Britain’s local libraries is bad
http://www.mhpbooks.com/even-the-good-news-about-britains-local-libraries-is-bad/

Get Hampshire : 4th October
Library space could be leased out after readers turn to technology

A plan has been approved in principle to lease out space in libraries in a bid to save money

http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/library-space-could-leased-out-6137743

Yellow Advertiser : 4th October
Libraries lend themselves to excellence 
Havering council’s library service scored top marks in the five areas of customer service  …. The award was given by SGS, the world’s leading inspection company.
http://www.yellowad.co.uk/news.cfm?id=34301&headline=Libraries%20lend%20themselves%20to%20excellence

Public Libraries News : 3rd October
Editorial | “Libraries are the ideal place for people to go and get support for their great ideas” (Eric Pickles)
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/libraries-are-the-ideal-place-for-people-to-go-and-get-support-for-their-great-ideas-eric-pickles.html

ACE : 3rd October
Arts Council England announces the ten library services who will deliver economic growth in communities
http://press.artscouncil.org.uk/content/detail.aspx?ReleaseID=2049&NewsAreaId=2

BBC News : 3rd October
Islington’s The Kindness Project library opens
David Goodfellow from TKO said: “We’re trying to put the books back into people’s hands.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24378433

Wrexham.com : 2nd October
‘Grim’ Council Cuts Probable As Shortfall Predicted To Grow
Reduce libraries expenditure by 50% over a two year period, keeping open half of those facilities that will act as hubs for welfare reform changes.
http://www.wrexham.com/news/grim-council-cuts-as-shortfall-predicted-to-grow-36861.html

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