Library News Round-up: 14 January 2015

The Library Campaign : 14th January
Fight the stripping of the library counters in North Yorkshire 
http://www.librarycampaign.com/fight-the-stripping-of-the-library-counters-in-north-yorkshire/

South Wales Evening Post : 13th January
Libraries could be brought to book
Swansea wants Pub Libs renamed as ‘book clubs’ to make them “cheaper to run”
2 good comments
http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Libraries-brought-book/story-25845738-detail/story.html 

Your Thurrock : 13th January
Will Stanford and Corringham libraries close? (Local councillor doesn’t mind as he isn’t up for re-election in 2018!)
http://www.yourthurrock.com/Stark-warnings-Thurrock-libraries/story-25846366-detail/story.html

The Lincolnite : 14th January
Lincolnshire County Council resubmits libraries cuts plan
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/01/lincolnshire-county-council-resubmits-libraries-cuts-plan/

Boston Standard : 14th January
Councillors asked to go ahead with controversial library reform
http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/councillors-asked-to-go-ahead-with-controversial-library-reform-1-6520885

Lincolnshire County Council : 14th January
Changes to library services still ‘the way forward’
http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/home/changes-to-library-services-still-the-way-forward/124683.article

Lincolnshire Echo : 14th January
Future of Lincolnshire libraries due to be revealed today
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Future-Lincolnshire-libraries-revealed-today/story-25853249-detail/story.html 

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th January
How to judge today’s new plan for libraries from Lincolnshire CC
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/14/how-to-judge-todays-new-plan-for-libraries-from-lincolnshirecc/

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 12th January
Petition debates wiped out at Lincs Full Council
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/12/petition-debates-wiped-out-at-lincolnshires-full-council/

New Year Statement from Save Lincolnshire Libraries
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/12/new-year-statement-from-save-lincolnshire-libraries/ 

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 14th January
Rise of smart phones and social media makes people crave real books, British Library report finds
The chief executive of the British Library said the world of computers, smart phones and social media was no threat to the traditional library, instead encouraging people through its doors. 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11343797/Rise-of-smart-phones-and-social-media-makes-people-crave-real-books-British-Library-report-finds.html

Leon’s Library Blog : 14th January
And the award goes to… 
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/01/14/and-the-award-goes-to/

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