Library News Round-up: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th January
Staffs library cuts set to include mobile service
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/staffs-library-cuts-set-include-mobile-service

Birmingham Post : 6th January
British Library could offer lifeline to Library of Birmingham
A partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre 
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-could-offer-lifeline-8394050

The Journal : 5th January
Dave Anderson MP: Public libraries remain vital and we are closing too many 
http://www.thejournal.co.uk/opinion/dave-anderson-public-libraries-remain-8383131

ITV News : 6th January 
“The Seven Stories” art project awarded £40,000 by Arts Council England
http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2015-01-06/art-project-in-carlisle-awarded-40-000/ 

Wales Online : 6th January
City’s library cuts may save £1.4m today… but will end up costing a great deal more tomorrow 
This chilling attack on one of our most valuable assets goes against all advice.
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/news-opinion/citys-library-cuts-save-14m-8394718

Wales Online : 6th January
2 Letters : Libraries 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-tuesday-6-8389188

Hull Daily Mail : 6th January
New council-owned leisure company in Hull ‘needs commercial edge’
http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/New-council-owned-leisure-company-Hull-needs/story-25808836-detail/story.html 

Thorne & District Gazette : 6th January
Doncaster | Old Denaby library site sold off
Council funding was withdrawn from 14 libraries in 2011. Denaby and Carcroft closed while 12, including Conisbrough Library, were transferred to volunteer groups.
http://www.thornegazette.co.uk/news/local/old-denaby-library-site-sold-off-1-7035653

Get West London : 6th January
Harrow library closures: ‘We do not want to be in this position’ say council 
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/harrow-library-closures-we-not-8390452

Bitterne Park Info : 6th January
Author Ali Sparkes backs campaign to save Cobbett Road Library
http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2566:author-ali-backs-campaign-to-save-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 

BBC News : 6th January
Policy costings: Battle of the nerds
libraries (briefly) mentioned
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30684325

Hinkley Times : 6th January
Leicestershire Town residents rally to salvage ‘at risk’ library
Market Bosworth library is one of 36 across Leicestershire facing the axe due to county council budget cuts.
http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/town-residents-rally-salvage-at-8360551

Brent & Kilburn Times : 6th January
Campaigners announce plans to open children’s library in axed Barham branch
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/campaigners_announce_plans_to_open_children_s_library_in_axed_barham_branch_1_3905765

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