Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th January
Brent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html 

Redditch Standard : 16th January
Worcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’
http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html 

Droitwich Standard : 16th January
Worcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillor
Controversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come into force on February 1.
http://www.droitwichstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Library-axe-will-cut-off-villagers-says-councillor-124997.html 

Lincolnshire Echo : 16th January
New chapter beckons in the battle for Lincolnshire libraries
Campaigners fighting to save Lincolnshire libraries could bring a fresh legal challenge after a new twist.
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/New-chapter-beckons-battle-libraries/story-25861098-detail/story.html

Lincolnshire Echo : 16th January
Lincs libraries: council leader ‘must give answers’
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-council-leader-answers/story-25877836-detail/story.html 

Save Lincs Libraries : 16th January
Campaigner, Andrew Bowell, writes to his MP asking for Secretary of State intervention in Lincs Library Crisis
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/16/campaigner-writes-to-his-mp-asking-for-secretary-of-state-intervention-in-lincs-library-crisis/

Save Lincs Libraries : 16th January
Astonishing Misuse of Public Money & Political Power
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/16/astonishing-misuse-of-public-money-and-political-power/ 

Save Lincs Libraries : 16th Januaary
Labour – the fight to save Lincs Libraries goes on despite out of touch Tory arrogance
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/16/labour-the-fight-to-save-lincolnshire-libraries-goes-on-despite-out-of-touch-tory-arrogance/ 

Save Lincs Libraries : 16th January
Cllr Stephen Palmer’s open letter re Lincolnshire Library Crisis
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/01/16/cllr-stephen-palmers-open-letter-re-lincolnshire-library-crisis/

Staffordshire Newsletter : 16th January
Staffordshire libraries changes explained – with infographic
new “transitional stage”, pro tem, for some under threat libraries
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Staffordshire-libraries-changes-explained-8211/story-25876571-detail/story.html 

Stoke Sentinel : 16th January
Staffordshire | Trentham Library ‘reopens’ as volunteers launch new service – at doctor’s surgery
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/s-novel-idea-ndash-books-prescription/story-25873977-detail/story.html 

Express & Star : 16th January
Fight goes on to save two Walsall libraries
The fight to save two libraries in Walsall will continue after a plea to safeguard their future was thwarted.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/01/16/fight-goes-on-to-save-two-walsall-libraries/

Times Series : 15th January
‘They are so precious’ – hundreds come out in support of Barnet’s libraries
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11726400._They_are_so_precious____hundreds_come_out_in_support_of_borough_s_libraries/

Coventry Telegraph : 16th January
Coventry’s library service to be ‘developed & restructured’ in £15m cuts plan 
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventrys-library-service-developed-restructured-8459412

Clacton Gazette : 15th January
Libraries and mobile service in Thurrock could be closed to save money
http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11728774.Libraries_in_Thurrock_could_be_closed_to_save_money/

Harrow Times : 15th January 
Petitions against library closures submitted to cabinet 
article and VIDEO
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11728887.Video__Petitions_submitted_to_cabinet/  

Bristol Post : 16th January
Letter | Books have so much to offer us still
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-Books-offer/story-25874150-detail/story.html

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