Library News Round-up: 13 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th November
Make a noise about libraries but, please, keep quiet afterwards
Libraries shouldn’t have to become multi-platform, nor should they have to jump through hoops to show us their worth.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/make-a-noise-about-libraries-but-please-keep-quiet-afterwards-week-in-books-9859442.html

CILIP : 13th November
Guy Daines English public libraries – a ‘dysfunctional’ service? 
http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/english-public-libraries-dysfunctional-service

Mumsnet ‘Libraries thread’
Am I being unreasonable to expect more from my local library?
http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/a2227980-To-expect-more-from-my-local-library

Leicester Mercury : 13th November
Senior Leicestershire Tory says “one or two” village libraries will close in cost-cutting drive
“Some libraries will shut from day one and others won’t last beyond when the support package runs out.”
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Senior-Leicestershire-Tory-says-village-libraries/story-24528641-detail/story.html 

Daily Echo : 13th November
‘Axe a third of Southampton City Council councillors to save five libraries’ say campaigners
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11600039._Councillors_should_go__not_libraries__say_campaigners/

Swindon Advertiser : 13th November
Leisure service losses will rise 
GLL’s regional manager Steve Harcus, said the services were expected to make a greater loss in the coming year than when under council control … Changes to West Swindon Library also discussed.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11597622.Leisure_service_losses_will_rise/

Bridgwater Mercury : 13th November
Mobile library routes to be axed in Somerset County Council cost-cutting measures
One library user in the village, Hilary Burland, told the Mercury: “It is sad to see it go as it was the last remaining service in the village apart from bin collections.  Even the bus doesn’t stop here any more.” 
http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/bridgwater_news/11594536.Mobile_library_routes_to_be_axed_in_Somerset_County_Council_cost_cutting_measures/

Gazette Live : 13th November
North Yorkshire | Controversial shake-up proposes community volunteers run & fund running of Stokesley Library 
http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/controversial-shake-up-proposes-community-volunteers-8105929

News North Wales : 13th November
Merger of two councils could benefit Denbighshire more than Conwy
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/140715/merger-of-two-councils-could-benefit-denbighshire-more-than-conwy.aspx

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