Library News Round-up: 5 January 2015

Wales Online : 5th January
Cardiff | Write a ‘love letter’ to your library – author’s plea to help save capital city’s services
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/write-love-letter-your-library-8386545 

Gazette Live : 5th January
Stockton Take a tour of Billingham’s new £2.7m library and customer service centre 
http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/view-take-tour-billinghams-new-8384552

Cable.co.uk : 5th January
Public wi-fi won’t lift poorest out of digital exclusion – charity boss 
https://www.cable.co.uk/news/public-wi-fi-wont-lift-poorest-out-of-digital-exclusion-charity-boss-700000357/

Ilford Recorder : 5th January
Staff facing redundancies as Redbridge Council publishes initial budget proposals
inc “looking at” closing 3 libraries + mobile service, and selling library buildings
http://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/politics/staff_facing_redundancies_as_redbridge_council_publishes_initial_budget_proposals_1_3903960

Harrow Times : 5th January
Bob Lawrence Library campaigners get 2,500 signatures against closure
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11702831.Library_campaigners_get_2_500_signatures_against_closure/ 

Get West London : 5th January
Petition calls for volunteers to save community facilities in Harrow
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/save-bob-lawrence-library-petition-8384604 

Press & Journal : 5th January
Aberdeen bucking national downward trend for library usage
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/436406/aberdeen-bucking-national-downward-trend-for-library-usage/

Wembley Matters : 5th January
Bid to Open Children’s Library and Study Space in Barham Park building
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/bid-to-open-childrens-library-and-study.html 

Wembley Matters : 4th January
Will privatisation of Brent Council’s Library Management damage the service?
http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/will-privatisation-of-brent-councils.html 

Burton Mail : 5th January
Leicestershire | Volunteers wanted to take over the running of Measham Community Library
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Volunteers-wanted-running-Measham-Community/story-25805428-detail/story.html

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