Library News Round-up: 17 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th October
Ministers don’t ‘get’ culture, says 2012 Games scriptwriter
“Now Eton is closing the libraries”
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/11168564/Ministers-dont-get-culture-says-2012-Games-scriptwriter.html

Coventry Telegraph : 17th October
‘School libraries play a huge part in pupils’ education’ 
Vicky Wayman is a former journalist and is now a teacher at an ‘outstanding’ mixed comprehensive school
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/news-opinion/school-libraries-play-huge-part-7953681

The Star : 17th October
MPs clash over Sheffield’s funding cuts
Mr Clegg told Deputy Prime Minister’s questions that reductions had been spread across the country as fairly as possible based on greatest need – and expressed ‘dismay’ at Sheffield Council relinquishing control of libraries when other councils had not. But speaking afterwards Mr Blomfield said:  “Nick Clegg didn’t answer my question and completely dodged the issue.”
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/business/mps-clash-over-sheffield-s-funding-cuts-1-6901873

Worcester News : 17th October
Worcestershire CC leaders back next round of money saving cuts
The blue print is part of an overall plan to make savings of £98 million through the shrinking of the council and the expectation that 85 percent of services could be commissioned to external providers.
http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/NEWs/11540551.Worcestershire_County_Council_leaders_back_next_round_of_money_saving_cuts/

Lincolnshire Echo : 17th October
Drunks, abuse, needles and perverts… The trials of being a librarian in Lincolnshire
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Drunks-abuse-needles-perverts-trials-librarian/story-23197885-detail/story.html

Spalding Guardian : 17th October
Lincolnshire Millions to be slashed – services will be axed 
… the Tories 
have already decimated youth services and are poised to 
destroy libraries.
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/millions-to-be-slashed-services-will-be-axed-1-6362604

West Briton : 17th October
Cornwall | Camborne library must remain in the town centre councillors say 

“We agree with the residents that have contacted us that a potential move to Dolcoath Avenue would take away an important service from the centre of the town.”
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Camborne-library-remain-town-centre-councillors/story-23226648-detail/story.html

Brent & Kilburn Times : 17th October
Asset of Community Value bid for axed library in Wembley
The move is aimed to bring community group Friends of Preston Library (FoPL) a step closer to operating a community run reading room at the defunct site in Carlton Avenue East.  It would also scupper any chance of potential resale of the site to anyone else for six months.
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/asset_of_community_value_bid_for_axed_library_in_wembley_1_3810950

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