Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th February
Joanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets 
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.html

Society of Chief Librarians : 5th February
Press Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programme
http://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ 

About My Area : 5th February
Northants | Library Donation Scheme Not A Threat
… regular donators [sic] would receive benefits
http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/News/Local-News/283768-LIbrary-Donation-Scheme-Not-A-Threat
 
Northants Telegraph : 5th February
Library bosses say Northamptonshire service is not under threat despite fundraising announcement
http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/top-stories/library-bosses-say-northamptonshire-service-is-not-under-threat-despite-fundraising-announcement-1-6563984 

Northampton Chronicle : 5th February
SPECIAL REPORT: Is this the beginning of the end for free public libraries in Northamptonshire
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/special-report-is-this-the-beginning-of-the-end-for-free-public-libraries-in-northamptonshire-1-6561806 

Sheffield Telegraph : 5th February
Public meeting – proposed business model for Walkley Library
http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/what-s-on/public-meeting-and-day-of-fun-at-sheffield-libraries-1-7088855 

Thurrock Gazette : 5th February
The campaign to save Thurrock’s libraries continues this weekend
http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11771463.The_campaign_to_save_Thurrock___s_libraries_continues_this_weekend/ 

Lincolnshire Echo : 5th February
Shadow Culture Minister, Christopher Bryant, says the Government needs to do more to maintain libraries
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Christopher-Bryant-says-Government-needs-maintain/story-25980426-detail/story.html

Spalding Guardian : 5th February
Lincolnshire | Residents hit by £728k bill
Some volunteer groups have already dropped offers to run libraries and Coun Dilks believes more will follow because they can’t afford to take them on.
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/residents-hit-by-728k-bill-1-6562634 

This Is Local London : 5th February
Public meeting about future of Barnet’s libraries on Feb 10th
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/londonnews/11765823.Public_meeting_about_future_of_libraries/ 

Walsall Advertiser : 5th February
Library services could remain in Walsall community despite closure threat
Linda McManus, spokesperson for the Save Streetly Library group, said: “We understand that two of the proposals for Streetly Library may be purely for book exchanges ….”
http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Library-services-remain-Walsall-community-despite/story-25973897-detail/story.html

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