Library News Round-up: 9 December 2014

FINANCIAL TIMES : 9th December
Birmingham council faces Whitehall oversight
Cited within Sir Bob Kerslake’s report :  the £188m (almost all of it borrowed) spent on new Library of Birmingham – and that it costs £10m p.a. to run compared with £6m on the city’s other libraries, some of which are now under threat. 
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d1306394-7fa5-11e4-b4f5-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz3LPvRi79U

Birmingham Mail : 9th December
Library of Birmingham IS worth the money, say visitors
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/library-birmingham-worth-money-say-8259105

Birmingham Mail : 9th December
Kerslake Review: £188 Library of Birmingham contributing to council’s debt
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/kerslake-review-188-library-birmingham-8255953

Chronicle Live : 8th December
Petition to save Felling library is handed over to Gateshead Council
Alison said she was handing over the petition to try and make the case that the library’s staff should stay in their roles, and that passing on running to volunteers would lead to inexperienced people running a valuable community asset.
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/petition-save-felling-library-handed-8252128 

Chichester Observer : 9th December
Hampshire | No decision on Emsworth Library move
http://www.chichester.co.uk/news/local/no-decision-on-library-move-1-6460265 

About My Area : 9th December
Protection Of Front Line Services At Heart Of Northants County Budget
http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/Northamptonshire/Towcester/NN12/News/Local-News/281475-Protection-Of-Front-Line-Services-At-Heart-Of-Northants-County-Budget

North Devon Journal : 9th December
Braunton and Torrington libraries to be run by their users
http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Braunton-Torrington-libraries-run-users/story-25453019-detail/story.html

South Wales Argus : 9th December
Newport council ‘doing best, not hell-bent on destruction’ – leader
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/11654377.Newport_council____doing_best__not_hell_bent_on_destruction______leader/

Grimsby Telegraph : 9th December
N.E. Lincolnshire | New Community Hub set to take control of Humberston Library appeals for support  
“If we don’t get £25,000 we would be struggling.”
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Library-amazing-ndash-help-needed/story-25451332-detail/story.html 

Grimsby Telegraph : 9th December
N.E. Lincolnshire What will happen to the borough’s libraries?
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/happen-borough-s-libraries/story-25451333-detail/story.html

Huddersfield Examiner : 9th December
Kirklees | Parish council leads the way to save Kirkburton Library
http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/parish-council-leads-way-save-8255585

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