Library News Round-up: 24 February 2015

Bristol Post : 24th February
Seven Bristol libraries facing closure
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/FINAL-CHAPTER-LIBRARIES/story-26071667-detail/story.html

Bristol Post : 24th February
Leading Article | Closures of libraries are inevitable
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Reader-s-letter-Closures-libraries-inevitable/story-26070998-detail/story.html

Barnet Today : 24th February
Senior politicians oppose library closures in Barnet
http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/news.cfm?id=25402&headline=Senior%20politicians%20oppose%20library%20closures%20in%20Barnet

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly : 24th February
Closing date of Halton’s mobile library service announced
The October consultation attracted 156 responses, of which 118 – 83% – opposed the proposals.
http://www.runcornandwidnesweeklynews.co.uk/news/closing-date-haltons-mobile-library-8708026 

Peterborough Telegraph : 24th February
Funding cut to Peterborough’s libraries reduced during consultation
http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/what-s-on/latest-leisure-lifestyle/funding-cut-to-peterborough-s-libraries-reduced-during-consultation-1-6596203

Chronicle Live : 24th February
Gateshead’s libraries and leisure centres stay open but with reduced hours
Library proposals detailed
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gatesheads-libraries-leisure-centres-stay-8712884

St Albans Review : 24th February 
Hertfordshire | Cuts to libraries passed by council chiefs
inc. axing mobile library services & implementing ‘Inspiring Libraries’ strategy
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/11813651.Cuts_to_libraries_passed_by_council_chiefs/ 

Shields Gazette : 24th February 
‘We’ll pay you sooner if you charge us less,’ council tells companies
http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/business/we-ll-pay-you-sooner-if-you-charge-us-less-council-tells-companies-1-7122578

Herald Scotland : 24th February
E.Renfrewshire Council does u-turn over recruiting pupils to help run school libraries as full-time staff face axe
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/council-does-u-turn-over-recruiting-pupils-to-help-run-libraries-as-full-time-staff-f.119147251 

Border Telegraph : 24th February
Scottish Borders | Sports trust solution revealed for threatened libraries, halls and museums
http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/borders/articles/2015/02/24/524771-sports-trust-solution-revealed-for-threatened-libraries-halls-and-museums/ 

Stoke Sentinel : 23rd February
New chapter for school library set to be run by pupils 
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/New-chapter-school-library-set-run-pupils/story-26070108-detail/story.html 

Computer Weekly : 23rd February
Tinder Foundation launches Be Online campaign
NOW – In libraries, etc “throughout the country” – Is everyone aware of this? 
http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240241072/Tinder-Foundation-launches-Be-Online-campaign

Times Series : 23rd February
Consultation over future of libraries in Barnet ends
Mill Hill Residents’ Forum chairman Richard Logue has long argued that libraries could be turned into places that could turn a profit. 
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11811758.Consultation_over_future_of_libraries_ends/ 

BBC News : 23rd February
Seven Bristol libraries could close under council plans
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-31592889

Daily Echo : 23rd February
Hampshire Wildlife star battles to save city library 
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11810985.Wildlife_star_battles_to_save_city_library/

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