Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd November
Coalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiry
http://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 

Public Libraries News : 2nd November
Ed Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffield
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.html

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd November
Letter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries open
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/11204101/Tackle-low-literacy-levels-by-keeping-libraries-open.html

Darlington & Stockton Times : 3rd November
North Yorkshire Second wave of cutbacks could leave 20 more libraries volunteer-run
http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/11576881.Second_wave_of_cutbacks_could_leave_20_more_libraries_volunteer_run/

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 
Brief details on 3rd Palmer Proposal for Lincs Libraries
https://www.facebook.com/groups/savelincslibraries/permalink/766488000064600/

Yeovil Express : 3rd November
Survey on saving Somerset’s library service £500,000
The alterations could include phasing out CD loans, introducing criteria for mobile library visits, changes to the performing arts library service and tweaking the management of libraries
http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/news/11575613.Survey_on_saving_Somerset_s_library_service___500_000/

Yorkshire Post : 3rd November
Hull | Spending squeeze may see library hours cut
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/local-stories/spending-squeeze-may-see-library-hours-cut-1-6930176

Walsall Advertiser : 2nd November
Campaign group set up to fight Walsall library closure plan
Pheasey Library could be one of eight axed as part of Walsall Council’s efforts to save a massive £86 million by 2019.
http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Campaign-group-set-fight-library-closure-plan/story-23766907-detail/story.html

Croydon Advertiser : 3rd November
Upper Norwood library to open for 5 days a week after £50k council pledge
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Library-open-days-pound-47k-fund-boost/story-23785026-detail/story.html#YFh4BrVGt7JTZQFG.01

Cornish Guardian : 3rd November
Is Newquay library set for a new chapter? 
http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Newquay-library-set-new-chapter/story-23675975-detail/story.html

Dewsbury Reporter : 3rd November
Kirklees | History group brings back library petition
http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/local/history-group-brings-back-library-petition-1-6930815

BBC News : 3rd November

Northern Ireland library opening hours: Temporary changes begin
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-29870200

Wales Online : 2nd November
Campaigners get ready to protest against plans to ‘downgrade’ their village library
Anger over Vale of Glamorgan Council’s proposal to bring in volunteers to run Rhoose Library as part of strategy to cut £500,000 from library services budget
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/campaigners-ready-protest-against-plans-8036159

Dewsbury Reporter : 3rd November
Kirklees | History group brings back library petition
The popular petition aimed at persuading Kirklees councillors not to sell off Batley’s much lauded public library building has been re-launched by Batley History Group in the hope that the library – and its many services – stay intact.
http://www.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/local/history-group-brings-back-library-petition-1-6930815

Huddersfield Examiner : 3rd November
Kirklees Council’s estate is worth a staggering £1.2 BILLION – but they can’t afford to maintain it
In the future libraries are likely to be subject to community asset transfers as Kirklees looks to make major savings in the service.
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-councils-estate-worth-staggering-8035456

Independent Liverpool : 3rd November
Love Letters to Libraries
http://independent-liverpool.co.uk/love-letters-to-libraries/

TorrentFreak : 3rd November
UK Museums and Libraries Protest Outdated Copyright Laws 
Article includes a link to CILIP’s campaign
http://torrentfreak.com/uk-museums-libraries-protest-outdated-copyright-law-141103/

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