Library News Round-up: 4 February 2015

Brixton Buzz : 4th February
Save Lambeth Libraries – online petition launched on change.org 
http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/02/save-lambeth-libraries-online-petition-launched-on-change-org/ 

Coventry Observer : 3rd February
Legal threat over library closures and council cuts
http://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/02/04/news-Legal-threat-over-library-closures-and-council-cuts-126088.html

Express & Star : 4th February
Five under-threat Sandwell libraries saved from axe
Some could move to share buildings with other services while extra volunteers could also be recruited to help run them.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/02/04/five-under-threat-sandwell-libraries-saved-from-axe/

Beverley Guardian : 3rd February
Sir Greg Knight MP Urges Support for National Libraries Day
http://www.beverleyguardian.co.uk/what-s-on/knight-urges-support-for-national-libraries-day-1-7086354 

The Library Campaign : 4th February
Lincs libraries – madness!
http://www.librarycampaign.com/lincs-libraries-madness/ 

Facebook : 4th February
Author, William Hussey’s reaction to Lincolnshire CC’s “pushing through their disastrous libraries plan”
https://www.facebook.com/bill.hussey.5/posts/10155141857310655 

Save Lincs Libraries : 4th February
Lincolnshire Libraries Decision – Reactions from Public & The Library Campaign
http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/02/04/lincolnshire-libraries-decision-reactions-from-public-the-library-campaign-libraryplanno/ 

BBC News : 3rd February
Lincolnshire County Council to hand over 30 libraries
A second consultation has led to the authority making the same decision, which it is entitled to do, as long as due process has been followed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31118099

Canterbury Times : 4th February
Kent | Protesters to gather in Whitstable Library Square to help save library services
http://www.canterburytimes.co.uk/Protesters-gather-Whitstable-Library-Square-help/story-25971928-detail/story.html

Swindon Advertiser : 4th February
£200,000 upgrade to library computers
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11768775.__200_000_upgrade_to_library_computers/

Shropshire Live : 4th February
Second phase of Church Stretton Library consultation begins 
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2015/02/04/second-phase-of-church-stretton-library-consultation-begins/ 

Wrexham.com : 4th February
Wrexham Library Services To Be Transfered To South Wales Trust
Wrexham Council are looking to South Wales to enable trust management of local libraries, saying it is a better alternative than a new local trust or closure.
http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-library-services-transfered-south-wales-trust-52216.html

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1 comment for “Library News Round-up: 4 February 2015

  1. Irena Pritchard
    February 5, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/74416

    Could we also circulate this e petition to the Government, please.

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