Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2014

Worcester News : 5th September
We’re after more volunteers to help us out
“The people in our libraries aren’t always the type of volunteers that you’d think, often it’s unemployed people or graduates out of university, and it can help them find work,” he said.   ….  It comes at a time when the council is looking to hand over 85 per cent of its services to outside providers by 2018, which will include around 1,500 job losses. 
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/11456751.We_re_after_more_volunteers_to_help_us_out__says_county_council/

Yorkshire Post : 6th September
Exclusive: Miseducating Yorkshire as 15,000 packed in classrooms
Table comparing 2010 with 2014 shows astonishing % rises, particularly Kirklees  
 http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/education/exclusive-miseducating-yorkshire-as-15-000-packed-in-classrooms-1-6825972 

Huddersfield Examiner : 6th September
Kirklees | Rallying call to Almondbury & Lindley residents as library services threatened 
Councillors also want to find a way to save Lepton Library, which is in the same ward
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/rallying-call-almondbury-lindley-residents-7725301

East Lothian Courier : 6th September
Claim of cuts hitting school libraries 
http://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/roundup/articles/2014/09/06/509099-claim-of-cuts-hitting-school-libraries/

Signposting to Oxted Library, Surrey  Image - Elizabeth Ash

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