Library News Round-up: 3 February 2015

Northampton News : 3rd February
The call has gone out for library guardians from across Northamptonshire to step forward
By becoming a guardian, library users can contribute towards enhancing library services by making a one-off donation or a regular monthly payment to LibraryPlus Trust.
http://www.northampton-news-hp.co.uk/Northamptonshire-looking-library-guardians-county/story-25966402-detail/story.html

Messenger Newspapers : 3rd February
What have Tories got against the children of Trafford, MP asks?
http://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/11768776.UPDATE___What_have_Tories_got_against_the_children_of_Trafford__MP_asks_/

NEW > ePetition – Save and restore UK libraries
Responsible department: Department for Culture, Media and Sport
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/74416

ITV News : 3rd February
Plans for volunteers to run Lincolnshire libraries approved
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2015-02-03/plans-for-volunteers-to-run-lincolnshire-libraries-approved/

Lincolnshire Echo : 3rd February
Lincolnshire CC Executive agree to library cuts
Lincolnshire County Council Executive has today backed proposals to turn 30 libraries into community hubs run by volunteers.
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-County-Council-Executive-agree/story-25965639-detail/story.html

Louth Leader : 3rd February
Lincs CC’s executive approves plans for £2m library cuts
email your views to chloe.west@jpress.co.uk
http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/county-council-s-executive-approves-plans-for-2m-library-cuts-1-6558402 

Sleaford Standard : 3rd February
Lincolnshire | Approval given for cutdown library service
http://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/local/approval-given-for-cutdown-library-service-1-6559023 

Grimsby Telegraph : 3rd February
Controversial overhaul plan for Lincolnshire’s libraries get council approval
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Controversial-overhaul-plan-Lincolnshire-s/story-25965676-detail/story.html 

Grantham Journal : 3rd February
Councillors approve plans for £2m library cuts
http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/councillors-approve-plans-for-2m-library-cuts-1-6558814

Lincolnshire Echo : 3rd February
Lincolnshire Libraries consulation has cost £720k so far
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-Libraries-consulation-cost-720k-far/story-25966136-detail/story.html 

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd February
Lincolnshire Tory MP & Government Minister demands Lincolnshire CC ‘urgently rethinks’
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/02/03/lincolnshire-tory-mp-government-minister-demands-lincolnshire-cc-urgently-rethinks-libraryplanno/
John Hayes MP’s letter, here
https://savelincslibraries.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/john-hayes-letter.pdf

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd February
Cost to Taxpayers of Lincs Library Fiasco Rockets to £728,000
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/02/03/costs-to-taxpayers-of-lincs-library-fiasco-rockets-to-728000-libraryplanno/

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd February
Real Stories from the Frontline: The Amazing work Library Workers in Lincolnshire Do 
Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd February
Message of support from LCC Grantham South County Councillor Charmaine Morgan
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