Library News Round-up: 1st March, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Gov.uk : 27th February
DCMS | Supporting the library services provided by local authorities
https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/supporting-the-library-services-provided-by-local-authorities

BBC News : 1st March
Sefton Council approves budget cuts after protest
Proposals to close seven libraries and alter children and adult social care are also now due to be reviewed. A decision will be taken on these issues in three months’ time, the council said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-21626439

This Is Somerset : 1st March
Chew Stoke residents to choose agenda for Community Library (in pub)

Chew Stoke residents are invited to a Community Library Open Event, hosted by Bath & North East Somerset Council and partners, at The Stoke Inn Pub, on Wednesday 10April 2013, from 10am until 2pm. The event will give residents a chance to indicate their preferences about future projects and sessions taking place at the pub. The Stoke Inn project aims to develop the pub’s current book exchange into a Community Library.

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Chew-Stoke-residents-choose-agenda-Community/story-18288873-detail/story.html#axzz2MJFM8WQ0

Mancunian Matters : 1st March
Donation for Central Library re-vamp will make it ‘even better than originally anticipated’ – Manchester councillor
“The Wolfson Foundation are hoping other funders might join them in supporting high quality initiatives at public libraries at a time of acute funding pressure”
http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/01038967-donation-central-library-re-vamp-will-make-it-even-better-originally-anticipated-%E2%80%93-

This Is Croydon : 1st March
Croydon libraries contract up for grabs after deal falls through 
http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Croydon-libraries-contract-grabs-deal-falls/story-18286771-detail/story.html

London Evening Standard : 1st March
Ed Vaizey: the dedicated Minister of Fashion
http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/ed-vaizey-the-dedicated-minister-of-fashion-8514939.html

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