Library News Round-up: 23 October 2014

BBC News : 22nd October
Wales should have ‘national’ library service, say experts 
Ministers said financial strains on public services meant the current model was “unlikely to survive”.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-29726742

DAILY EXPRESS : 23rd October
Hospital volunteers ‘should get £200 off their council tax’
Libraries mentioned
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/526243/Hospital-volunteers-200-off-council-tax
However, please also read : 
VOLUNTEERS’ RIGHTS AND EXPENSES (last updated by this Gov – Sept 2014)
https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/pay-and-expenses

Wirral Globe : 22nd October
Letter | Concern for future of Wirral libraries
“The proposed opening hours are 10am to 2pm on two days”. 
http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/yoursay/wirralletters/11550738.Concern_for_future_of_Wirral_libraries/

Bexley Times : 23rd October
Have Your Say – Remodelling Bexley’s libraries
The council proposes to deliver the library service from six libraries, with longer hours, probably through removing the current half day closures, and extra services. The Council is proposing to seek partnerships with community focused organisations to manage the following libraries – Blackfen, Bostall, Northumberland, HeathUpper and Belvedere.
http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/have_your_say_remodelling_bexley_s_libraries_1_3817454

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