Libraries News Round-up: 6th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 6th March
By Alan Wylie World Book Day: libraries are a lifeline for literacy and social mobility
The long-term effects of council cuts to libraries could be disastrous – literacy and a love of reading is essential for breaking the cycle of deprivation
http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2014/mar/06/world-book-day-libraries-lifeline-literacy-love-books

Public Sector Executive : 27th February
Reading between the lines
CILIP wants the government to properly apply and enforce the provisions of the Public Libraries and Museum Act 1964.
Interview with CILIP’s Dr Darren Smart
http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/reading-between-the-lines#.UxehRtl4pOw.email

Croydon Advertiser : 6th March
Croydon’s libraries advertise no events for World Book Day
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Croydon-s-libraries-advertise-events-World-Book/story-20772990-detail/story.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th March
Children’s reading levels ‘plateau from Year 6’
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/childrens-reading-levels-plateau-year-6.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th March
CILIP calls for end to limits placed on library e-lending
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-end-limits-placed-library-e-lending.html

Booktrade Info : 6th March
Strict Limits On Library Ebook Lending Must End
http://www.booktrade.info/index.php/showarticle/52704

Sheffield Telegraph : 6th March
Libraries row to fore as council sets new budget
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/libraries-row-to-fore-as-council-sets-new-budget-1-6480986

Melton Times : 6th March
Leicestershire Petition against library service proposals
A Melton councillor has launched a petition opposing cost-cutting plans which would see parish councils and voluntary groups take over responsibility for running the county’s smaller libraries.
http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/community/community-news/petition-against-library-service-proposals-1-5909088

Grimsby Telegraph : 6th March
North East Lincs | Council analysing results and meeting groups after libraries survey
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Council-analysing-results-meeting-groups/story-20771594-detail/story.html

Save Lincs Libraries : 5th March
Lincolnshire Resident’s Evidence for Sieghart Libraries Review
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/03/05/lincolnshire-residents-evidence-for-sieghart-libraries-review/

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