Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th February
In a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battleground
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-past

This Is Local London : 20th February
Barnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cuts
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/

Bromsgrove Standard : 20th February
Worcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst axing 1,500 staff is immoral’ claims councillor
http://www.bromsgrovestandard.co.uk/2015/02/20/news-Taking-on-volunteers-whilst-axing-staff-is-immoral-claims-councillor-127335.html 

Bitterne Park Info : 20th February
‘We have to fight fiercely for libraries’ says Chris Packham
http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2612:audo-we-have-to-fight-fiercely-for-libraries-says-chris-packham&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 
Audio : Chris Packham talks about Libraries (iPlayer)
http://radio.bitternepark.info/chris_packham_at_cobbett_road_library.mp3 

Thurrock Gazette : 20th February
GUEST COLUMNIST: Russell Brand: Libraries are the lifeblood of Thurrock
http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/bloggers/blogs/11808052.GUEST_COLUMNIST__Russell_Brand__Libraries_are_the_lifeblood_of_Thurrock/ 

Liverpool Echo : 20th February
Wirral library cuts campaign group set for further action after occupation of Seacombe Library
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-library-cuts-campaign-group-8688201 

Burton Mail : 20th February
Staffordshire No volunteers come forward to run Barton under Needwood Library as decision is reached on 6 others
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/volunteers-come-forward-run-Barton-Needwood/story-26054474-detail/story.html 

Brent & Kilburn Times : 20th February
Lib Dem candidate for Brent North pledges to donate half of his MP salary to community librarieshttp://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/politics/lib_dem_candidate_for_brent_north_pledges_do_donate_half_of_his_mp_salary_to_community_libraries_1_3963050

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