Library News Round-up: 7 March 2015

BOOKTRUST : 6th March
Government funding cut for Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland government will no longer be funding the Bookstart programme.
http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/1324

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 7th March
Barnet, Lambeth, Devon & Bryant.
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/barnet-lambeth-devon-bryant.html 

Bristol Post : 7th March
Threat to close seven Bristol libraries is bonkers says one regular user 
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Library-closures-Bonkers-says-regular-user/story-26126557-detail/story.html

Sunderland Echo : 7th March
New chapter for Sunderland library building
http://www.sunderlandecho.com/what-s-on/new-chapter-for-sunderland-library-building-1-7143813 

Burton Mail : 7th March
Community groups for libraries in Leicestershire step up
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Community-groups-libraries-Leicestershire-step/story-26131030-detail/story.html

Thurrock Gazette : 6th March
Job losses expected as part of library cuts
The authority are looking to “reduce staffing costs” at a number of the borough’s nine libraries by introducing more volunteer workers.
http://m.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11840124.Job_losses_expected_as_part_of_library_cuts/

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