Libraries News Round-up: 7th May 2014

BBC News : 7th May
National Assembly for Wales | Digital Inclusion Delivery Plan: ‘Dead or resting?’
Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies called for a greater understanding of the role of libraries in facilitating internet access for people with disabilities.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/wales-27307852

BBC News : 7th May
Prison book ban may face legal challenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27304228

The Spectator : 7th May
Death of the reading library
Libraries used to be for reading books. But these days, they seem to cater to everything but. In most libraries, readers are second-class citizens.
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/samuel-williams/2014/05/the-death-of-the-reading-library/

SCL : 7th May
SCL appoints new Executive Officer
http://www.goscl.com/scl-appoints-new-executive-officer/

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th May
Judith Kerr: E-books will not replace print for children
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/judith-kerr-e-books-will-not-replace-print-children.html

BBC News : 7th May
Norfolk Cuts threat (to Libraries book fund)
The the council said it now had to choose whether to cut £900,000 from the highways budget and a further £140,000 from the libraries book fund, or keep a chunk of a second homes’ tax windfall back from local councils, to cover the remaining £1m.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-27303232

Sleaford Target : 7th May
Lincolnshire Next chapter in story of library takeovers
We feel that the phrase ‘volunteer’ is an unusual choice because communities have been told to come up with something or have nothing.
http://www.sleafordtarget.co.uk/chapter-story-library-takeovers/story-21065726-detail/story.html

Stoke Sentinel : 7th May
Fenton library return would benefit whole city
Setting aside the moral quandary of a local community having to pay for the return of something that was theirs in the first place, this has to be a positive step forward. We can only hope the council takes the association and its ideas seriously.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Dave-Proudlove-Fenton-library-return-benefit-city/story-21064648-detail/story.html

Look Local : 7th May
Sheffield | Library group forming plans 
The Friends of Ecclesfield Library organised two meetings recently to update the local community about progress on keeping the library open and also to hear about any ideas people may have for broadening the library’s future use.
http://www.looklocal.org.uk/wordpress/?p=3516

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