Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th February
Libraries saved me, now they need rescuing — Karin Slaughter
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/08/libraries-saved-me-now-they-need-rescuing

Conservative Home : 8th February
Tory MPs threaten to rebel over local government funding settlement for rural areas
Now all the fat is gone, all the meat is gone and government wants to gnaw on the bone. I’m not having my local swimming pools and libraries closed down. They’re crossing the Rubicon.
http://www.conservativehome.com/localgovernment/2016/02/tory-mps-threaten-to-rebel-over-local-government-funding-settlement-for-rural-areas.html

Newbury Today: 8th February
West Berkshire libraries set to close due to £19m council cuts
Staff told all libraries except Newbury and Thatcham will be axed
http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/17246/West-Berkshire-libraries-set-to-close.html

Lancashire Archive Service consultation 2016
http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/response.asp?ID=287

Brixton Blog : 8th February
Lambeth | GLL chief replies to union accusations
http://www.brixtonblog.com/gll-chief-replies-to-union-accusations/35695

Daily Echo : 8th February
Author Sandra Horn joins fight to keep five libraries in Southampton open
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/14259617.Children_s_author_joins_fight_to_save_libraries/

Coventry Telegraph : 8th February
Consultation opens on plans to withdraw Sunday opening at Warwickshire libraries
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/consultation-opens-plans-withdraw-sunday-10857698

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