Library News Round-up: 1 November 2014

The Spectator : 31st October
The Arts Council’s culture of secrecy puts government departments to shame
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/mira-barhillel/2014/10/the-arts-councils-culture-of-secrecy-puts-government-departments-to-shame/

Swindon Advertiser : 1st November
Swindon | Takeover of leisure centres begins today
Greenwich Leisure Limited will be taking over all the leisure sites  …. 

One area of contention are plans to relocate the West Swindon Library and move it to a different part of the Link Centre.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11573643.Takeover_of_leisure_centres_begins_today/

North Devon Journal : 1st November
Council to trial community-run library scheme
http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Council-trial-community-run-library-scheme/story-23882984-detail/story.html

Gazette & Herald : 1st November
Wiltshire | Devizes hub update due at meeting
In some towns libraries might be closed and moved to the new hubs, but this suggestion in Chippenham met with disapproval from local people.

http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/towns/devizesheadlines/11570217.Devizes_hub__update_due_at_meeting/

An Awfully Big Blog Adventure : 1st November
A LIBRARY IS A LIBRARY IS A LIBRARY? by Penny Dolan 
http://awfullybigblogadventure.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/a-library-is-library-is-library-by.html

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