Library News Round-up: 12 December 2014

Voices for the Library : 12th December
What is the value of the Imperial War Museum’s Library?
Guest post
http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/12/what-is-the-value-of-the-imperial-war-museums-library/

Public Libraries News : 11th December
Editorial | Lobbing it all away: shocking Library of Birmingham cuts
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/lobbing-it-all-away-shocking-library-of-birmingham-cuts.html

Express & Star : 12th December
Protest over planned changes to Staffordshire library services
Campaigners held up banners in a protest to vent their feelings against proposed changes to library services in Staffordshire.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/12/protest-over-planned-changes-to-staffordshire-library-services/

Stoke Sentinel : 12th December
Staffordshire County Council leaders told library volunteers need support 
“There could be more places where you can collect books. Click and collect is the way people are moving in the future.”
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Thousands-oppose-libraries-shake-Staffordshire/story-25701701-detail/story.html

South Wales Argus : 12th December
Concerns over Abergavenny Library closure 
“a charming little Carnegie”
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11664152.Concerns_over_library_closure/

Wales Online : 12th December
Letter We should fight to save our libraries
Cardiff
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-friday-12-8276172 

Brent & Kilburn Times : 11th December
Questions raised after Kensal Rise Library put up for sale 
Meg Howarth, a library campaigner, said: “I believe the auction to be illegal. There’s something that is clearly not above board.” 
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/questions_raised_after_kensal_rise_library_put_up_for_sale_1_3883622

Hertfordshire Mercury : 12th December
Petition to save Buntingford Library handed to County Hall
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Petition-save-Buntingford-Library-handed-County/story-25702342-detail/story.html

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