Library News Round-up: 20 May 2015

BBC News – Education : 20th May
More pupils ‘reading for pleasure’
New research by the Literacy Trust
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32797986 

BT.com : 20th May
More children are enjoying reading 
“And government too should remember that literacy must first and foremost be enjoyed, if we are to engage our most reluctant readers, and remember too that libraries and librarians, both in schools and in our communities, must be a priority”:  Michael Morpurgo
https://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/more-children-are-enjoying-reading-11363982098430

Socialist Party : 20th May
Save our ‘life saver’ libraries!
I have learnt a lot in the past months. About taking responsibility for yourself, about the support there is out there for you – and how something people take for granted, a local library, can be a life saver.
http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/20717

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th May
Public Library Subsidy cut without consultation
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/public-library-subsidy-cut-without-consultation

The Library Campaign : 19th May
Ian Anstice meets with Private Eye – Discussion – Libraries!
Ian 
Anstice of Public Libraries News attended a lunch with Private Eye and has provided the following update ..
http://www.librarycampaign.com/ian-anstice-meets-with-private-eye-discussion-libraries/ 

Lincolnshire Echo : 20th May
Six organisations are bidding to run Lincolnshire’s library services
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/organisations-bidding-run-Lincolnshire-s-library/story-26540644-detail/story.html

The Lincolnite : 20th May
Six Organisations express interest in running Lincolnshire’s library services
http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/05/organisations-express-interest-in-running-lincolnshires-library-services/

Bristol Post : 20th May 
Library battle – Children march to save facility 
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Library-battle-Children-march-save-facility/story-26538575-detail/story.html

Watford Observer : 20th May
Hertfordshire Mobile library to be axed in £2.5m savings plan
http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/12959556.Mobile_library_to_be_axed_in___2_5m_savings_plan/

Gazette & Herald : 20th May
North Yorkshire | LETTER: Library threats
http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/letters/12961804.Library_threats/ 

Daily Record : 20th May
Council’s £12.5m South Ayrshire axe 
All libraries could close 
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/south-ayrshire-council-prepare-swing-5729776 

Daily Record : 20th May
Library campaigners in East Kilbride call it a day after talks with council officials reach a stalemate 
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/library-campaigners-east-kilbride-call-5730199

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