Library News Round-up: 21st February, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Southport Visitor : 21st February
Sefton GP claims closing library would be physical and psychological disaster for Birkdale 
She said: “It is my professional opinion as a General Practitioner, that the closure of Birkdale library will have a far reaching detrimental impact on the most vulnerable members of our community which include the elderly and those with disabilities.”
http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/southport-news/southport-southport-news/2013/02/21/gp-claims-closing-library-would-be-physical-and-physchological-disaster-for-birkdale-101022-32846398/

St Helens Star : 21st February
Library hours could be reduced as St Helens faces up to £50m budget cut
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/10243108.Library_hours_could_be_reduced_as_St_Helens_faces_up_to___50m_budget_cut/

Kidderminster Shuttle : 21st February
Library | Kemp event signals sad end to top-floor gallery
http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/10242332.Kemp_event_signals_sad_end_to_top_floor_gallery/

Times Series : 21st February
Barnet’s libraries to receive £250,000 technology update
More than £250,000 will be spent on installing self service kiosks and Wi-Fi in Barnet’s libraries.
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/10243673._We_will_see_our_library_service_brought_into_the_21st_Century_/

BBC News : 21st February
Library of Birmingham gets Wolfson Foundation donation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21529345

Manchester Evening News : 21st February
Manchester Central library receives £500k funding boost towards renovation 
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/manchester-central-library-received-1337315

 

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