Library News Round-up: 16 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 15th December
Outsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local government
The gutting of Barnet council means even births, deaths and marriages are managed elsewhere. Your town hall may be next.
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/15/local-services-barnet-council-town-hall 

THE GUARDIAN : 16th December
Arts Council England hires Classic FM boss as new CEO
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/dec/16/arts-council-england-classic-fm-boss-ceo

Leon’s Library Blog : 16th December
Pushing the boundaries …
in favour of “regional” library services 
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/12/16/pushing-the-boundaries/ 

Western Gazette : 16th December
Somerset | Friends of Crewkerne library to campaign against cuts at meeting tomorrow
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Friends-Crewkerne-library-campaign-cuts-meeting/story-25702768-detail/story.html

York Press : 15th December
Residents needed to help reshape libraries in shake-up
Explore York Libraries & Archives Mutual Ltd 
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/11666959.Residents_needed_to_help_reshape_libraries__in_shake_up/ 

Express & Star : 16th December
Walsall | Three’s not a crowd as library cuts loom
Only three people turned up to a public meeting over controversial library cuts in the Black Country
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/16/threes-not-a-crowd-as-library-cuts-loom/

Mid Devon Gazette : 16th December
Volunteers need community to back Bampton library relocation
http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/PILOT-GROUP-LEND-SUPPORT/story-25716740-detail/story.html

View From Online : 16th December
Devonshire | Positive start for Colyton Library pilot scheme
http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/34532/20/1/colyton-positive-start-for-library-pilot

Lancashire Telegraph : 15th December
Blackburn with Darwen Council bosses call on communities to help keep their local libraries open
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/11667834.Council_bosses_call_on_coummunities_to_help_keep_their_local_libraries_open/

This Is Local London : 15th December
‘We love our library’ – protest against library closure in North Harrow
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11667462._We_love_our_library_/

Grimsby Telegraph : 16th December
N.E. Lincolnshire | New dawn for thriving hub of the community
Nunsthorpe was one of six libraries in North East Lincolnshire which the council said it could no longer afford to operate.
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/New-dawn-thriving-hub-community/story-25716619-detail/story.html

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