Library News Round-up: 18 February 2015

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  
SCL ‘internships’ (p.29) 
Issue No. 1386 – Now in newsagents

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th February
Over half Staffs libraries to be volunteer-run
Alan Gibbons quoted
http://thebookseller.com/news/over-half-staffs-libraries-be-volunteer-run

Coventry Telegraph : 18th February
Every Coventry library to remain open for another year 
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/every-coventry-library-remain-open-8672897

Hertfordshire Mercury : 18th February
Bestselling author Ken Follett speaks of need to protect libraries
http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/International-bestselling-author-Ken-Follett/story-26044967-detail/story.html 

Hull Daily Mail : 18th February
Volunteers launch Victoria Dock community library service in Hull
“We hope this will be a valuable service to readers who find it difficult to travel to local libraries.”
Open for 1hr a week & volunteers to manage collections
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/Volunteers-launch-Victoria-Dock-community-library/story-26041301-detail/story.html 

Shropshire Star : 18th February
Church Stretton traders join campaign against library move
http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/02/18/church-stretton-traders-join-campaign-against-library-move/ 

The Socialist : 18th February
Labour council to deal ‘savage blow’ to Coventry
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/844/20114/18-02-2015/labour-council-to-deal-savage-blow-to-coventry

Eastwood Advertiser : 18th February
PHONEBOX library, Nottinghamshire 
“This new approach complements the council’s long term modernisation strategy” 
 http://www.eastwoodadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/calls-for-book-donors-at-eastwood-s-phonebox-library-1-7113372 

Batley News : 18th February
Kirklees budget 2015: Conservative proposals
Includes proposals for Library Service
http://www.batleynews.co.uk/news/local/kirklees-budget-2015-conservative-proposals-1-7112653 

Market Rasen Mail : 18th February
Letter | Libraries – We made the right decision
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-we-made-the-right-decision-1-6583770

Stoke Sentinel : 18th February
Staffordshire council leaders approve libraries plan
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-council-leaders-approve-libraries/story-26045338-detail/story.html

Staffordshire Newsletter : 18th February
Penkridge Library campaigners win their battle to keep council-run service
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Penkridge-Library-campaigners-win-battle-council/story-26046531-detail/story.html

A Little Bit of Stone : 18th February
Staffordshire | Stone library will still be managed by county council
http://alittlebitofstone.com/2015/02/18/stone-library-will-still-be-managed-by-county-council/

Bitterne Park Info : 16th February
Southampton | Vital public meeting – Monday 23rd Feb – for future of Cobbett Road Library 
http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2608:vital-public-meeting-for-future-of-cobbett-road-library-called&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59

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