Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st September
Michael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed libraries
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticket

THE GUARDIAN: 1st September
Local authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts

Evening Standard : 1st September
Jeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges £500m to reverse cuts
…. to reverse cuts on arts, libraries, theatres and museums.
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/jeremy-corbyn-hails-arts-as-vital-to-health-and-pledges-500m-to-reverse-cuts-a2924646.html

Dewsbury Reporter : 31st August
Kirklees | Column: Jo Cox MP – “Our libraries are a lifeline”
http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/local/column-jo-cox-mp-our-libraries-are-a-lifeline-1-7432052 

Bristol Post : 1st September
Eastville Library to close as Bristol City Council’s cabinet agree to cuts
detailed report
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Eastville-Library-close-Bristol-City-Council-s/story-27717270-detail/story.html

Leicester Mercury : 1st September
Second Leicestershire library to be handed over to volunteers to cut costs
So far 24 are set to reach an agreement with the council but a dozen could close if nobody steps forward to run them.
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Second-Leicestershire-library-handed-volunteers/story-27714292-detail/story.html 

Derby Telegraph : 1st September
Council will ask volunteers to help run Derby’s libraries due to cuts
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Council-ask-volunteers-help-run-Derby-s-libraries/story-27717016-detail/story.html 

Leader Live : 1st September
Flintshire | Mancot Library saved after determined fight from campaigners
Transfer to volunteers
http://leaderlive.co.uk/news/152132/mancot-library-saved-after-determined-fight-from-campaigners.aspx

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