Library News Round-up: 21 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th November
Editorial Westminster Hall debate on public libraries
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/westminster-hall-debate-on-public-libraries.html

ITV  News : 21st November
Video feature | Morpurgo backs 10 year old’s library campaign 
http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-11-21/report-morpurgo-backs-10-year-olds-library-campaign/ 

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 21st November
Miliband – “I think Barnet’s approach has been wrong.  I think its approach to privatisation, its approach to cuts and cutting services such as libraries is wrong”
http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=15820&headline=Miliband%20insists%20that%20his%20reaction%20to%20Thornberry%20tweet%20will%20not%20alienate%20Golders%20Green%20voters

This Is Local London : 20th November
Petition opposing cuts to Barnet’s libraries gathers hundreds of signatures
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/londonnews/11616429.Petition_opposing_library_cuts_gathers_hundreds_of_signatures/

The Comet : 21st November
Hitchin woman starts campaign to save Hertfordshire mobile library service
“It is worth the money because it improves lives and you cannot put a price on that. If you want to nurture curiosity, inspire experiences, you need libraries.”
http://www.thecomet.net/news/hitchin_woman_starts_campaign_to_save_hertfordshire_mobile_library_service_1_3858224

Banbury Guardian : 21st November
Oxfordshire Libraries count down to independence day
Friends groups have been hard at work raising cash for Deddington Library, Hook Norton Library and Adderbury Library so they can pay library staff and train volunteers to replace staff whose hours have been cut.
http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-count-down-to-independence-day-1-6429480

Tamworth Herald : 21st November
Library staff to decide on future of Staffordshire libraries 
http://www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Time-library-staff-decide-chapter/story-24567352-detail/story.html 

South Wales Argus : 21st November
Abergavenny | Concerns over library merger proposals
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11619246.Concerns_over_library_merger_proposals/

Wales Online : 21st November
‘It will be catastrophic’: Libraries, youth services threatened in Cardiff cuts
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/it-catastrophic-libraries-youth-services-8152830

Peterborough Today : 21st November
Peterborough community hubs undergo review of use
Community centres in Peterborough may be shut and library staff axed following a review of the way the services are used.
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/peterborough-community-hubs-undergo-review-of-use-1-6430279

Signposting to Oxted Library, Surrey  Image - Elizabeth Ash

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