Library News Round-up: 2 June 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd June
Letter – Michael Rosen to Nicky Morgan
I can’t stop myself from imagining how a government could divert the time, effort and money being devoted to testing four-, five- and six-year-olds into the support of their reading through school libraries, local libraries and paid, trained librarians.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/jun/02/nicky-morgan-letter-not-education-but-testing 

Cambridge News : 2nd June
Enterprise centre at Cambridge Central Library is given the go-ahead
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Enterprise-centre-Cambridge-Central-Library-given/story-26620713-detail/story.html 

Western Daily Press : 2nd June
Last month of Bristol’s library service consultation
http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/month-Bristol-s-library-service-consultation/story-26619744-detail/story.html 

South Wales Argus : 2nd June
Library fate to be decided by Newport councillors
Newport City Council’s cabinet will make their decision on proposals to close both Maindee and Carnegie libraries and reduce services at Central Library with the loss of nine full time jobs at a meeting on Monday, June 8. 
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/13218247.Library_fate_to_be_decided_by_Newport_councillors/ 

Northern Echo : 1st June
Libraries to get help after thousands protest over cuts
“Our community-managed libraries model has been highlighted by both the Arts Council and the Local Government Association as an example of best practice.  We now want to make sure that many more community libraries can be successfully introduced ..”
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/13216803.Libraries_to_get_help_after_thousands_protest_over_cuts/

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st June
US e-book sales down 6% in 2014 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/us-e-book-sales-down-6-2014

Stone Gazette : 1st June
Staffordshire | Stone and Eccleshall libraries’ future
http://www.stonegazette.co.uk/2015/06/stone-and-eccleshall-libraries-future%E2%80%8F/

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