Library News Round-up: 23 December 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 22nd December
Letter | Cuts threaten a great library 
from Tim Stimpson, Birmingham
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/letters-why-cameron-is-wrong-about-eu-child-benefits-9941143.html 

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd December
Managers and staff of Havering Libraries put forward new proposals
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/managers-and-staff-of-havering.html 

Voices for the Library : 18th December
A stark warning about the future for public libraries
http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/12/a-stark-warning-about-the-future-for-public-libraries/

Liverpool Echo : 23rd December
Wirral council announces ‘partial climbdown’ on start date for reduced library opening hours 
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/wirral-council-announces-partial-climbdown-8339630

Burnham-on-sea.com : 23rd December
Somerset Mobile library services across the Burnham-On-Sea area face the axe 
http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2014/mobile-library-cuts-23-12-14.php

Express & Star : 23rd December
Walsall library visitors in fall of 90,000
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/23/walsall-library-visitors-in-fall-of-90000/

Broadway Ham & High : 23rd December
Campaigners want clarity over future of Muswell Hill library
http://www.hamhighbroadway.co.uk/news/campaigners_want_clarity_over_future_of_muswell_hill_library_1_3894525

Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra : 23rd December
East Renfrewshire | Leisure trust gets green light 
http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/local-headlines/leisure-trust-gets-green-light-1-3641544

Ripon Gazette : 22nd December 
‘Great concerns’ raised over Ripon library’s future
It is ‘not clear the extent of volunteering expected/needed with core or hybrid libraries’.
http://www.ripongazette.co.uk/what-s-on/great-concerns-raised-over-ripon-library-s-future-1-7014160

Prescot Online : 22nd December
Knowsley Proposal to Cut Library Opening Times, Review Jobs 
Knowsley Council have announced proposals to reduce opening hours at each of the borough’s five remaining libraries.
http://prescotonline.co.uk/index.php/2014/12/22/knowsley-proposal-to-cut-library-opening-times-review-jobs/

Barry & District News : 22nd December
Rhoose Library campaigners deliver petition to council
“People in Rhoose are completely opposed to this proposal and the cavalier way the council has managed the issue. They have effectively threatened local people that either they come forward to run the library or it will be closed.”
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11682469.Library_campaigners_deliver_petition_to_council/

Lancashire Telegraph : 22nd December
Consultation period over Blackburn with Darwen library services
…. with the possibility of the community running libraries in Blackburn with Darwen.
http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/NEWS/11683100.Consultation_period_over_Blackburn_with_Darwen_library_services/

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