Libraries News Round-up: 6th January 2014

Third Sector : 6th January
Number of library volunteers surges in the year to March, figures show
Rob Jackson, a volunteering consultant, said he would be interested in finding out what libraries had been doing to grow their volunteering numbers so quickly.
http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/Volunteering/article/1226079/number-library-volunteers-surges-year-march-figures-show/

Stoke Sentinel : 6th January
Letter | Library figures remain healthy 
Letter writer S Wood believes that, contrary to official figures, visitor numbers are growing rather than falling at libraries across Stoke-on-Trent, and wants to know how the latest figures have been calculated
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Library-figures-remain-healthy/story-20403943-detail/story.html

Sheffield Telegraph : 6th January
Final chance for Sheffield residents to have a say
Sheffield residents are being urged to have their say about the proposed closure of 16 city libraries – as the consultation draws to a close.
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/final-chance-for-sheffield-residents-to-have-a-say-1-6353899

Save Wolverhampton Libraries : 5th January
Proposed Library Cuts – Open Letter to Wolverhampton Council Chief Executive
http://savewolverhamptonlibraries.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/proposed-library-cuts-open-letter-to-wolverhampton-council-chief-executive/

Doncaster Free Press : 5th January
Library jobs cutback fear
Fears have surfaced that the library, which has three permanent staff could become a community library run by volunteers.
http://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/news/library-jobs-cutback-fear-1-6352600

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