Libraries News Round-up: 6th August 2013

BBC News: 5th August
Lincolnshire libraries face axe in £2m budget cut
“If any community wants to set up a library in a village hall, we will  help them stock it – the only thing we won’t be able to do is man it.”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-23580368

This Is Lincolnshire : 6th August
Council leader Martin Hill signs petition to save library
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council Martin Hill has signed a petition  against his own authority’s plans to pull funding from the library  service.
http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Council-leader-Martin-Hill-signs-petition-save/story-19619464-detail/story.html

Stamford Mercury : 6th August
Council leader’s U-turn on Deepings Library petition            
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/local/council-leader-s-u-turn-on-deepings-library-petition-1-5359287

Spalding Today : 3rd August
Letter | Library Closures: Ten things we think are really unfair
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/library-closures-ten-things-we-think-are-really-unfair-1-5344872

THE GUARDIAN : 6th August
Libraries don’t have to be a thing of the past – just look at Melbourne’s
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/06/libraries-australia

Western Telegraph : 4th August
Pembrokeshire | Next chapter in county library story undecided
“In short, it is not feasible to proceed with the project in these straitened times.”
http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/10591173.Next_chapter_in_county_library_story_undecided/

Brent & Kilburn Times : 6th August
Campaigners to celebrate first birthday of community library on Saturday
Friends of Barham Library (FOBL) will be holding a special event on  Saturday to mark the opening of the reading room in the High Road.
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/campaigners_to_celebrate_first_birthday_of_community_library_on_saturday_1_2321067

Brighton & Hove News : 6th August
Brighton library demolished as builders prepare ground for replacement
http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2013/08/06/brighton-library-demolished-as-builders-prepare-ground-for-replacement/22951

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