Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 7th October
Councils can lead the way on rethinking public services 
The managed withdrawal of services such as libraries …. will probably see a majority of councils through to the end of the decade.
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/07/councils-rethink-public-services-devolution-george-osborne 

This Is Local London : 7th October
Lewisham Council is consulting on options for the future of the libraries in a bid to cut costshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/13810518.Lewisham_Council_could_close_libraries_to_save_money/ 

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 7th October
Council workers stage strike over job fears 
The union’s library convenor Hugh Jordan said: “What will remain will not be worth the name library.”
http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7688&headline=Council%20workers%20stage%20strike%20over%20job%20fears

Telegraph & Argus : 7th October
Bradford | People urged to volunteer to help run district’s museums and libraries 
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13807675.People_urged_to_volunteer_to_help_run_district_s_museums_and_libraries/ 

Chronicle Live : 7th October
Gateshead New home for Chopwell Library hit by council’s £20m cost cutting programme 
and (scroll down) ‘Changes to other Gateshead Council run libraries’
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-home-chopwell-library-hit-10206414

Fife Today : 7th October
Crail hopes library won’t reach the end
“Little kids can’t do the summer reading challenge to win cool stuff.” “This is not fair for book readers and it will break their hearts.”
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/what-s-on/leisure-time/crail-hopes-library-won-t-reach-the-end-1-3909807

Public Libraries News : 6th October
Bibliotheca buys 3M Library Services / Barnet, Lambeth 
and Lord Tope on Sutton 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/bibliotheca-buys-3m-library-services-barnet-lambeth-and-lord-tope-on-sutton.html

South London Press : 5th October
Fury over Lambeth’s Libraries plan 
http://www.southlondonpress.co.uk/article.cfm?id=3870&headline=Fury+over+Lambeth%27s+libraries%27+plan&searchyear=current

Kilburn Library

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *