Library News Round-up: 25 January 2015

Pedronicus UK : 25th January
The crisis in UK public libraries – A Beeching moment ?
https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/the-crisis-in-uk-public-libraries-a-beeching-moment/ 

Lincolnshire Echo : 25th January
Letter | Lincolnshire County Council defies consultation
from Liz Waterland, Chair, Friends of Deeping Library
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Lincolnshire-County-Council-defies/story-25907881-detail/story.html 

Stamford Mercury : 25th January
Friends of Deepings Library to lobby councillors for change
http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/friends-of-deepings-library-to-lobby-councillors-for-change-1-6539810

Mancunian Matters : 25th January
Trafford Lib Dem candidate calls on volunteers to step up as youth centres & libraries face cuts 
http://www.mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/250172358-trafford-lib-dem-candidate-calls-volunteers-step-youth-centres-face-cuts 

Leon’s Library Blog : 24th January
Illiteracy…continued 
http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/01/24/illiteracy-continued/

South Wales Argus : 24th January
Keeping central library ‘important’ for Newport – councillors 
The new proposals include retaining the Central Library building, but reducing the footprint of the library and museum space to one floor.  Closures/co-location of other Newport libraries also addressed
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/11747519.Keeping_central_library__important__for_Newport___councillors/

Sheffield Star : 23rd January
Protest held at Sheffield library over business centre
“There is a focus now on business and money rather than public services, which you can’t put a value on.”
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/protest-held-at-sheffield-library-over-business-centre-1-7067606

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