Library News Round-up: 9 February 2015

BBC News : 9th February
Lincolnshire library handover ‘exceptional’, says shadow minister 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31208967

Harlow Star : 9th February
Essex County Council offering library internship to young jobseekers
http://www.harlowstar.co.uk/Young-benefits-claimants-offered-hope-library/story-25996721-detail/story.html 

Guardian Series : 9th February
Essex | Ideas sought on the future of Loughton Library
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/11781111.Ideas_sought_on_future_of_library/

Jackie Morris : 8th February
Fighting Talk
Jackie Morris is a published artist, illustrator and writer living and working in West Wales.
http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/blog/fighting-talk/

PLN : 8th February
Editorial | Sanctuary, celebration and love: not bad, people, not bad.
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/02/sanctuary-celebration-and-love-not-bad-people-not-bad.html

Kent News : 9th February
Protestors launch petition to save our libraries
http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/protestors_launch_petition_to_save_our_libraries_1_3948984

Birmingham Post : 9th February
Library of Birmingham cuts ‘sadden’ Lord Whitby 
http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/library-birmingham-cuts-sadden-lord-8595319

Southern Daily Echo : 9th February
Campaign to save Southampton libraries
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11780329.Save_our_libraries/ 

BBC News : 8th February 
North Yorkshire’s second library consultation ends
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-31242373 

Basingstoke Gazette : 9th February
Hampshire | Kingsclere library saved by volunteers 
http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/11779908.Kingsclere_library_saved_by_volunteers/

Your Thurrock : 8th February
Community and politicians join forces in “Save our libraries” campaign
http://www.yourthurrock.com/Community-politicians/story-25993085-detail/story.html 

CILIP Scotland : 6th February
West Dunbartonshire Council withdraws library closure proposals
After considering the outcome of a public consultation into cutting libraries and staff in West Dunbartonshire, the Council has withdrawn closure plans.
http://www.cilips.org.uk/news/2015/2/6/west-dunbartonshire-council-withdraws-library-closure-propos.html

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