Libraries News Round-up: 9 August 2014

Our daily digest of news items is provided by Shirley Burnham.  You can follow her on Twitter at @ShirleyBurnham.


BBC Radio Merseyside : 8th August
Interview with Alan Gibbons – opposing Library closures
Mayor Anderson: 1 hr and 01:58 mins in, and Alan:  1 hr and 09:00 mins in
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023n809 

The Guardian : 1st August
David Cameron backs prisoners’ reading restrictions

The prime minister has refused request to meet campaigners against ban on inmates receiving books from outside.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/01/david-cameron-prisoners-reading-restrictions-prime-minister

Fast Company : 8th August
USA | The public library wants to be your office
Shoving books aside to create community-centered coworking spaces doesn’t sit well with some library loyalists
http://www.fastcompany.com/3034143/the-public-library-wants-to-be-your-office

And:

Mum and son campaign to keep Falmouth Library open longer.

Don’t forget! 10 year old Leon Remphry is working hard to save libraries.  Please sign and share his petition. Find it here: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/write-to-read-stop-library-closures-in-cornwall

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