Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th July
Drop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell
This story has been very widely published
Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddell

DCMS : July 2015
Taking Part 2014/15 – Annual Child Report | Statistical Release
see various refs, most specifically Page 21
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/447730/Taking_Part_2014_15_Child_Report__Repaired_.pdf

Good eReader : 24th July
Major Publishers Might Revise eBook Pricing for Libraries
Publishers need libraries now …
http://goodereader.com/blog/digital-library-news/major-publishers-might-revise-ebook-pricing-for-libraries 

Bournemouth Echo : 24th July
Poole | Axed mobile library to be used at school for next three years
parked up
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13497601.Axed_mobile_library_to_be_used_at_school_for_next_three_years/ 

 Ham & High : 23rd July
Camden library campaigners celebrate small victory in fight against closures
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/camden_library_campaigners_celebrate_small_victory_in_fight_against_closures_1_4165883 

Fife Today : 23rd July
Campaign launched to save Kinghorn library from closure
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/campaign-launched-to-save-kinghorn-library-from-closure-1-3838435 

Local Government Lawyer : 20th July
High Court to start hearing second judicial review over libraries plan
http://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23756%3Ahigh-court-to-start-hearing-second-judicial-review-over-libraries-plan&catid=56&Itemid=24

Spoon & Tamago : 18th July
Japan | Kids’ Sculptures Made From Books to Bring Librarians Back Into Libraries
http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2015/07/18/sculptures-of-kids-made-from-books-to-bring-librarians-back-into-libraries/

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