Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th January
Kirklees Council library service consultation begins
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 

Northern Echo : 20th January
Letter | Please save our library
An eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Library
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ 

News Shopper : 20th January
Should Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to a charitable trust?
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/11737064.Should_Kent_County_Council_transfer_responsibility_for_its_libraries_to_a_charitable_trust_/

Times Series : 19th January
Barnet Council’s libraries consultation is ‘unfit for purpose’, according to report
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11733760.Libraries_consultation_is__unfit_for_purpose___according_to_report/ 

Yorkshire Post : 19th January
North Yorkshire | MP seeks reassurances over community library proposals
“I want a guarantee from the county council that they will not allow the services to diminish and that, if any new arrangement is introduced, they will intervene immediately if ….”
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/local-stories/mp-seeks-reassurances-over-community-library-proposals-1-7059168 

Messenger Newspapers : 20th January
North of Trafford ‘unfairly targeted’ by library cuts says MP
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/11736151.North_of_Trafford__unfairly_targetted__by_library_cuts_says_MP/

Get Bucks : 20th January
Visits to libraries fall in Buckinghamshire – except in Beaconsfield 
figures for each library supplied
http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/visits-libraries-fall-buckinghamshire—8479742

Wembley Matters : 19th January
More details emerge on Brent Council’s investigation into Kensal Rise Library emails 
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/more-details-emerge-on-brent-councils.html

The Lincolnite : 20th January
Lincolnshire volunteers pull bid to run local library
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/01/lincolnshire-volunteers-pull-bid-run-local-library/

Grimsby Telegraph : 20th January
N.E. Lincs | Opening of new Scartho library ‘imminent’
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Opening-new-village-library-imminent/story-25892339-detail/story.html 

Wales Online : 20th January
‘It is the heart of our village’: Residents step up fight to save Rhiwbina library
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/it-heart-village-residents-step-8481077

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