Library News Round-up: 14 February 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 14th February
Nick Worth : Changing Lincolnshire’s library set-ups isn’t arbitrary – we must find a way to save £2m
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/POLITICS-Changing-Lincolnshire-s-library-set-ups/story-26015351-detail/story.html 

Louth Leader : 14th February
Letter | Council have lost the plot over libraries
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/letters/letter-council-have-lost-the-plot-over-libraries-1-6580369 

Liverpool Echo : 13th February
Seacombe Library is occupied as protesters battle against cuts in opening hours across Wirral
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/seacombe-library-protestors-stage-occupation-8645261 

Lancashire Evening Post : 14th February
Libraries could share with cafes as County Hall looks at ways of balancing the books
http://www.lep.co.uk/what-s-on/reviews/books/libraries-could-share-with-cafes-as-county-hall-looks-at-ways-of-balancing-the-books-1-7107194

Burton Mail : 14th February
Budget cuts take toll on library services in Staffordshire and Derbyshire
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Budget-cuts-takes-toll-library-services/story-26025073-detail/story.html 

Staffs Live : 14th February
Library visitor numbers in Stoke-on-Trent one of lowest in UK
http://staffslive.co.uk/2015/02/visits-to-libraries-in-stoke-on-trent-on-the-rise-bucking-national-downward-trend/ 

Hertfordshire Mercury : 13th February
Overhaul of library system planned by Hertfordshire County Council
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/Overhaul-library-planned-Hertfordshire-County/story-26022228-detail/story.html

Shropshire Star : 14th February
Shropshire library boss’s pledge over service changes
Changes to services at Shropshire’s libraries as a result of budget cuts will be made on a case-by-case basis
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/14/shropshire-library-bosss-pledge-over-service-changes/ 

Shropshire Star : 14th February
We’ll try to keep Shropshire libraries open despite £1.3m cuts, say council chiefs
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/14/well-try-to-keep-shropshire-libraries-open-despite-1-3-million-cuts-say-council-chiefs/

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