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

This Is Local London : 20th February
Barnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cuts

Bromsgrove Standard : 20th February
Worcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst axing 1,500 staff is immoral’ claims councillor 

Bitterne Park Info : 20th February
‘We have to fight fiercely for libraries’ says Chris Packham 
Audio : Chris Packham talks about Libraries (iPlayer) 

Thurrock Gazette : 20th February
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 

Burton Mail : 20th February
Staffordshire No volunteers come forward to run Barton under Needwood Library as decision is reached on 6 others 

Brent & Kilburn Times : 20th February
Lib Dem candidate for Brent North pledges to donate half of his MP salary to community libraries

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