Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February
Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts?
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February
Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February
‘National scandal’: library campaigners lobby parliament
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-lobby-parilament-over-library-closures-322076

Voices for the Library : 9th February
Speak Up For Libraries – crisis or opportunity?
http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2016/02/speak-up-for-libraries-crisis-or-opportunity/

BBC News : 9th February
Newbury author Robert Harris attacks library cuts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-35530178

Market Rasen Mail : 9th February
Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh condemns “unfair” funding cuts
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/local/rasen-mp-sir-ed-condemns-unfair-funding-cuts-1-7205621

Wales Online : 9th February
Community groups will take over control of five Vale of Glamorgan libraries
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/community-groups-take-over-control-10861786

Shropshire Star : 9th February
At least four of six under-threat Telford libraries will be safe, say council leaders
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/09/at-least-four-of-six-under-threat-telford-libraries-will-be-safe-say-council-leaders/

Swindon Advertiser : 9th February
Letter | Library calls not useful
Steve Harcourt is the Chair of Wroughton Parish Council
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14263303.Library_calls_not_useful/

Swindon Advertiser : 8th February
Wiltshire Letter : Save our libraries
“volunteers cannot, and should not, be asked to run such a complex, valuable service”
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14261090.Save_our_libraries/

Swindon Advertiser : 5th February
Council urged to reconsider library decision
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14257489.Council_urged_to_reconsider_library_decision/

Lancashire | Community ownership of assets and community service provision 
http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/response.asp?ID=285

Garstang Courier : 4th February
Lancashire | Battle to stop sell-off of Garstang Library coming to a head
http://www.garstangcourier.co.uk/news/local/battle-to-stop-sell-off-of-garstang-library-coming-to-a-head-1-7714364 

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