Library News Round-up: 8 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 7th December
Editorial The perils of a discretionary service and localism
Discusses the latest CIPFA statistics
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/the-perils-of-a-discretionary-service-and-localism.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th December
CIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usage
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-show-drops-library-numbers-and-usage

Get West London : 8th December
Campaigner dismisses culture minister’s visit to threatened Harrow libraries as ‘political stunt’ 
http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/campaigner-dismisses-culture-ministers-visit-8252183 

Western Gazette : 7th December
Yeovil Performing Arts Library could be at risk as Somerset CC plans to save £500,000 on book-lending services
http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Yeovil-Performing-Arts-Library-risk-Somerset/story-25225183-detail/story.html

Wales Online : 8th December
Chart-topping rock star joins fight to save suburban Cardiff library 
Rhiwbina Library
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rock-star-joins-fight-save-8252453

Wales Online : 8th December
What does Cardiff council have planned for the future of your library? 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/what-cardiff-council-planned-future-8242557

Radio Times :  8th December
See trainee librarians totally freak out when fake knights attack
New staff in a London library were pranked by men dressed as knights and they responded beautifully…
http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2014-12-08/see-trainee-librarians-totally-freak-out-when-fake-knights-attack

Robin Ince’s Blog : 7th December
I Love the Smell of Paper in the morning, it smells of …..
See the children engrossed in the corner of a public library before you declare them archaic and worthy of extinction. 
http://robinince.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/i-love-the-smell-of-paper-in-the-morning-it-smells-of-victory-or-history-or-science-fiction-or-i-love-books/

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