Libraries News Round-up: 5 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th February
Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/communities-rally-together-support-national-libraries-day-322020

THE GUARDIAN : 5th February
We can’t lose public libraries – they’re as crucial for students as ever
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/05/public-libraries-crucial-for-students-closures

THE GUARDIAN : 5th February
Podcast | Celebrating libraries with Ali Smith, Jackie Kay & Tom Holland
http://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2016/feb/05/celebrating-libraries-with-ali-smith-jackie-kay-and-tom-holland-books-podcast

LGA : 5th February
Councils could be ‘breaking the law’ by closing libraries, warn Unite
http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-could-be-breaking-the-law-by-closing-libraries-warn-Unite/40262

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 5th February
Which are the most borrowed library books in the UK?
The importance of libraries to national literacy was underlined again today ….
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/which-are-the-most-borrowed-library-books-in-the-uk/

NEW STATESMAN : 5th February
In local government, Labour needs a new response to Conservative cuts
Lambeth Libraries the focus of this report
http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/02/local-government-labour-needs-new-response-conservative-cuts

Brixton Blog : 5th February
Lambeth | Campaigners draw up battle plans for National Libraries Day
http://www.brixtonblog.com/campaigners-draw-battle-plans-national-libraries-day/35638

Guardian Series : 5th February
Sutton | Beddington library and mobile service scrapped in bid to slash £1m from budget
http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/14256974.Beddington_library_and_mobile_service_scrapped_in_bid_to_slash___1m_from_council_budget/

Northern Echo : 5th February
Council cuts: Are smaller councils like Darlington doomed to fail?
But it’s a difficult one to determine. For instance, the law says councils are required to provide a library service, but it doesn’t say they are required to have two or three big libraries and 20 smaller libraries. It could just be one library in the town hall.
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/14255182.Council_cuts__Are_smaller_councils_like_Darlington_doomed_to_fail_/

The Argus : 5th February
Hove Library to be moved not closed
article by Brighton & Hove City Council Leader
http://www.theargus.co.uk/opinion/blogs/14257028.Hove_Library_to_be_moved_not_closed/

Lincolnshire Echo : 2nd February
The latest voluntary-run library opens in Lincolnshire market town
Alford Library
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/latest-voluntary-run-library-opens-Lincolnshire/story-28655790-detail/story.html

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