Library News Round-up: 11 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th August
Ladybird partners with Read On. Get On. campaign
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ladybird-partners-read-get-campaign-308917

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th August
Southampton libraries to close unless volunteers come forward
The news comes at the same time as local businesses in Enfield have been asked to share space with one of three libraries. 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/southampton-libraries-close-unless-volunteers-come-forward-308913

Hereford Times : 11th August
Campaigners in bid to retain vital community hub as Leominster Lib faces closure threat
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/13587862.Campaigners_in_bid_to_retain_vital_community_hub_as_Leominster_Library_faces_closure_threat/

Do you remember Leominster’s Jonathan in 2013?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV4hxz35gNU 

BBC News : 11th August 
Chris Packham criticises cuts to his childhood library 
and Lindsi Bluemel makes good points
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33866370 

Daily Echo : 11th August
Opposition groups have branded Southampton City Council’s plans to shut libraries as ‘irresponsible’
“In other parts of the country people have knuckled down and nearly every library in this situation has found another user who has come in and taken over and in many cases have got a better service than the council used to offer.” 
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/district/southampton/13586285.Southampton_library_cuts__irresponsible__say_opposition_groups/

Bitterne Park Info : 11th August
Southampton Cobbett Road Library: ‘What was the purpose of the huge consultation?’
http://bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2806:cobbett-road-library-what-was-the-purpose-of-the-huge-consultation&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59  

The Courier : 11th August
Fife | Community call to save libraries
The challenge by Kirkcaldy MSP David Torrance came as a campaign was launched to save East Wemyss Library.
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/community-call-to-save-libraries-1.894176 

Liverpool Echo : 5th August   (sorry, this one a late arrival)
Knowsley library cutbacks: critics slam cuts to “access to knowledge” 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/knowsley-library-cutbacks-critics-slam-9795371

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