Library News Round-up: 15 December 2014

Spiked Online : 15th December
The future of libraries – no books, no knowledge
But rather than responding to this challenge by remaking the case for public libraries, even in economically uncertain times, this (Carnegie UK) report throws in the towel.  
http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-future-of-libraries-no-books-no-knowledge/16354#.VI8_y8lNglA

South Wales Guardian : 15th December
Lending on the rise as Welsh libraries buck UK trend
http://www.southwalesguardian.co.uk/news/11666277.Lending_on_the_rise_as_Welsh_libraries_buck_UK_trend/

Northern Echo : 14th December
Battle lines are drawn up in library fight
An avalanche of objections have been submitted by residents in North Yorkshire battling to save their libraries … 
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11665822.Battle_lines_are_drawn_up_in_library_fight/

Times Series : 15th December
The Mill Hill Library Campaign Group gather to oppose library cuts in Barnet 
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11667328.Campaigners_gather_to_oppose_library_cuts/ 

Telegraph & Argus : 14th December
Kirklees | Thousands back petition to save Cleckheaton library
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11665864.Thousands_back_petition_to_save_Cleckheaton_library/ 

Book Word : 12th December
Library cuts are pay cuts. Really!
http://www.bookword.co.uk/library-cuts-are-pay-cuts-really/

Wembley Matters : 15th December
Disputing the facts in the Kensal Rise Library case
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/disputing-facts-in-kensal-rise-library.html

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