Libraries News Round-up: 9 July 2014

BBC News – Education : 8th July
School libraries ‘should be counted’, say MPs and peers
APPG Report - The Beating Heart of the School

BBC News – Radio Lincolnshire
First-hand report on the Judicial Review
on iPlayer – 2 hours and 22 minutes “in”

Lincolnshire Echo : 9th July
Save Lincolnshire Libraries judicial review ‘misconceived’ say county council

Grimsby Telegraph : 9th July
Library survey ‘weighted’?
A survey designed to help shape the future of library services in North East Lincolnshire has been “weighted” to favour larger centres.

Louth Leader : 9th July
It’s crunch time for Sutton on Sea Library

Grimsby Telegraph : 9th July
Smaller libraries in North East Lincolnshire could be taken on by community groups under council plans

Hertfordshire Mercury : 8th July
Libraries to increase use of volunteers, self service, and share premises
The smallest libraries, such as those located in villages, will provide self-service access to library services and a “virtual librarian” service.

This Is Wiltshire : 9th July
Swindon | Doing things by the book
Stratton St Margaret Parish Council introduced the new facility – which will run on an honesty basis – after residents indicated a need for the service.   …. But the library is unable to take returns from other Swindon Libraries.

Luton Today : 9th July
The feisty OAP on a one-woman crusade to save Luton’s libraries
She’s absolutely incensed at what she sees as the council’s intransigence and economy with the truth regarding the closures earlier this year.

Letter | The British Museum Reading Room perfect for an exhibition on the history of libraries, both public and private

Joanne Harris attacks writing ‘mystique’


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