Libraries News Round-up: 5 December 2017

The Bookseller: 5 December
Kenilworth Books takes fight for libraries to Theresa May
Stoke Sentinel: 5 December
Staffordshire | Chance to have say on future of local libraries
TES: 5 December
Pirls rankings: England’s primary pupils rise to joint 8th in world at reading
“92 per cent of students have a classroom library in England compared with 72 per cent on average across all countries, and 78 per cent of students in England have more than 50 books in their classroom library compared to 33 per cent on average internationally.”
Schools Week: 5 December
PIRLS 2016: Well-stocked libraries don’t improve reading scores
Year 5 pupils in schools without a library scored an average of 562 points in the test, while those with access to more than 5,000 book titles at schools scored an average of 565.
This pattern was not borne out across the world, however.
Eastbourne Herald: 5 December
East Sussex | Parents protest against planned library closures
Craven Herald: 5 December
Will Bradford Council budget cuts unfairly hit volunteer-run libraries in Silsden, Denholme and Addingham?
Devon Live: 5 December
How the council plans to ‘sell off’ Torbay’s library services – and save £800,000
Nottingham Post: 5 December
Sherwood Library could be demolished and rebuild in new complex with shops, office and homes
Derby Telegraph: 5 December
Derby’s planning chiefs set to ask developers to fund new swimming pools and libraries
Scottish Daily Record: 5 December
Plans to cut library hours in West Dunbartonshire to go to public consultation
Clydebank Post: 5 December
West Dunbartonshire library hours changes halted to consider new Skypoint in Faifley

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