Library News Round-up: 11 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th December
Tom Tivnan Blog – The library of the future?
Tom Tivnan is the Features Editor at The Bookseller
http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/library-future

THE GUARDIAN : 10th December
Birmingham turns page on glittering new library as staff and hours slashed 
Shock at plans for Europe’s biggest civic library, as figures show one in 10 libraries in UK has shut under Tory-Lib Dem coalition 
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/dec/10/birmingham-turns-page-glittering-new-library-as-staff-hours-slashed

Birmingham Newsroom : 10th December
Statement on libraries budget position
http://birminghamnewsroom.com/2014/12/statement-on-libraries-budget-position/

Birmingham Mail : 11th December
Shake-up at £188 million Library of Birmingham may be the least worst option 
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/shake-up-188-million-library-birmingham-8268074

DAILY MIRROR : 11th December
Watch awkward education secretary dodging MATHS question from 10-year-old Leon Remphry
The youngster then dragged Ms Morgan over the coals, Jeremy Paxman-style, on the subject of literacy and promoting the love of books among children.
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/watch-awkward-education-secretary-dodging-4792476

SKY News : 11th December
Young people quiz Education Secretary Nicky Morgan in the Hotseat
http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/young-people-quiz-education-secretary-nicky-morgan-in-the-hotseat-i11533 

BBC News : 11th December
Education secretary Nicky Morgan dodges school maths teaser
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-30429884

Hinckley Times : 11th December
Leicestershire | Can you help save 36 local libraries? 
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/can-you-help-save-local-8271568

New website :  Save North Yorkshire Libraries 
http://ny-libraries.org/

Harrogate Advertiser : 11th December
North Yorkshire | People queue up to sign petition to save Knaresborough Library 
The petition is asking for three full-time members of staff, supported where necessary by a small group of volunteers.
http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/what-s-on/people-queue-up-to-sign-petition-to-save-library-1-6999569

Staffordshire Newsletter : 11th December
Every Staffordshire library should have a professional says Stafford councillor
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Staffordshire-library-professional-says-Stafford/story-25643999-detail/story.html 

Wales Online : 11th December
Musician’s local library was threatened with closure so he penned a protest song 
Rhiwbina Library
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/songwriter-pen-protest-song-bid-8273011

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