Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP 
Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event NotesPanel debate – Re-invigorating Our Libraries
Hosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.  
http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdf

Civil Society : 23rd January
Big Lottery Fund awards £150m to local neighbourhood foundation
The Power to Change was set up in 2015 to champion projects like the saving of local libraries, ….
http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/fundraising/news/content/18909/big_lottery_fund_awards_150m_to_local_neighbourhood_foundation

Coventry Telegraph : 23rd January
Letter | ‘Suggesting that we can run libraries on a ‘charity shop’ model with volunteers is an insult to our library service’
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/the-fact-councillors-even-suggesting-8506215

Wetherby News : 23rd January
‘No guarantees’ on future of North Yorkshire libraries
NYCC in response to Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones’s call for the County Council to intervene before libraries are allowed to decline.
http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/local/community-news/no-guarantees-on-future-of-north-yorkshire-libraries-1-7064850

Peterborough Today : 23rd January
Vivacity warning £1.45m cuts threaten Peterborough’s culture and leisure services
Kevin Tighe confirmed jobs losses at Peterborough’s libraries
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/politics/politics-news/vivacity-warning-1-45m-cuts-threaten-peterborough-s-culture-and-leisure-services-1-6537642

Birmingham Post : 23rd January
Library of Birmingham rally to call for halt in cuts
Noon, 7th Feb – Centenary Square
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-rally-call-halt-8501846

Lincolnshire Echo : 23rd January
Save Lincolnshire Libs to stage protest at County Offices
9.15am on Tuesday, January 27
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-plan-protest-County/story-25913557-detail/story.html 

The Journal : 23rd January
North East libraries – what’s the next chapter? 
Tony Durcan, Newcastle City Council, is much quoted in this detailed report 
http://www.thejournal.co.uk/north-east-analysis/analysis-news/north-east-libraries—whats-8500112

Staffordshire Newsletter : 23rd January
All Staffordshire libraries will get professional support even if they become community
run says county council libraries guru
http://www.staffordshirenewsletter.co.uk/Staffordshire-libraries-professional-support/story-25913556-detail/story.html

Stoke Sentinel : 23rd January
Staffordshire |Book a date for library takeover
The first volunteers to take over the running of libraries in Staffordshire are set to be handed the keys to the buildings this autumn.
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Book-date-library-takeover/story-25914370-detail/story.html

The Star : 22nd January
Talks still ongoing over Sheffield library takeover
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/talks-still-ongoing-over-sheffield-library-takeover-1-7065242 

Get West London : 23rd January
School librarian to stand for Green Party in Harrow East on anti-cuts platform
… and has pledged to fight proposed cuts to libraries, health services and children’s centres.
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/school-librarian-stand-green-party-8507878

Shropshire Live : 20th January
Church Stretton Residents Say “Keep Our Library Where It Is”
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2015/01/20/church-stretton-residents-say-keep-our-library-where-it-is/

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