Library News Round-up: 17 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th November
Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural ‘seed corn’
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/17/neil-gaiman-libraries-are-cultural-seed-corn

Booktrust : 17th November
Philip Ardagh | Libraries, love letters, starfish and face fungus
http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/blog/797

Daily Echo : 17th November
Southampton Campaign to save under threat city library
“If the libraries go, where do the children go?” 
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11605419.Campaign_to_save_under_threat_city_library/ 

London Borough of Bromley : 17th November
Library Service Strategy
includes 6 ‘community-run’ libraries;  will also consider outsourcing
http://cds.bromley.gov.uk/documents/s50024994/Library%20Service%20StrategyPART%201%20REPORT%20TEMPLATE.pdf

Enfield Independent : 17th November
‘No decision made’ on possible library closures
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/11606887._No_decision_made__on_possible_library_closures/

The Star : 17th November
Sheffield | New chapter for Walkley Library starts today
Walkley Carnegie Library, as it will now be known, is to be run in a joint partnership with the community and Forum Cafe Bars after Sheffield Council relinquished control of 15 libraries to save cash. 
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/new-chapter-for-walkley-library-starts-today-1-6956515

Burton Mail : 17th November
Staffordshire libraries consultation due to be discussed next year
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/LIBRARIES-Staffordshire-libraries-consultation/story-24544112-detail/story.html

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