Library News Round-up: 9 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th January
Falkirk looks to scrap school library service
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/falkirk-looks-scrap-school-library-service

THE GUARDIAN : 8th January
School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces
http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/jan/08/school-libraries-books-students-technology

Public Libraries News : 8th January
Editorial | Je Suis Charlie, Birmingham, Library song and the Magna Carta 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/je-suis-charlie-birmingham-library-song-and-the-magna-carta.html 

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th January
Cuts to Haringey Libraries including Marcus Garvey Library (with petition)
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/cuts-to-haringey-libraries-including.html 

Coventry Telegraph : 9th January
‘Save our library’ campaign launched in Earlsdon as anger grows over plans which could close 17 Coventry libraries 
http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/save-library-campaign-launched-earlsdon-8410459

Shields Gazette : 9th January
Critics pour scorn on £100million masterplan for South Shields
 “There’s nowt wrong with the existing library …”  
http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/local-news/critics-pour-scorn-on-100million-masterplan-for-south-shields-1-7041960

Loughborough Echo : 9th January
Leicestershire Deadline to register library interest on the horizon
36 libraries affected 
http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/deadline-register-library-interest-horizon-8411231 

Burton Mail : 9th January
Mobile libraries could face cuts in North West Leicestershire
http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Mobile-libraries-face-cuts-North-West/story-25828860-detail/story.html 

Bitterne Park Info : 9th January
Southampton | 1.5K sign to save Cobbett Road Library
http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2571:g15k-sign-to-save-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59

ITV News : 9th January
Comedian Stewart Lee backs campaign to save Welsh writer Arthur Machen’s books and papers
A collection of his work and papers – the only one in the UK – is kept at the central library in Newport.
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-01-09/comedian-stewart-lee-backs-campaign-to-save-welsh-writer-arthur-machens-books-and-papers/
 
Wales Online : 9th January
Three Cardiff libraries faced with closure had almost 250,000 visitors last year 
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/three-cardiff-libraries-faced-closure-8407366

Express & Star : 9th January
Paying the cost of austerity in the Black Country and Staffordshire
Much focus on Libraries in this report
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/01/08/paying-the-cost-of-austerity-in-the-black-country-and-staffordshire/

Brighton & Hove Independent : 8th January
Museum to charge £5 to non-resident visitors
New limit on free computer use in libraries, and other charges
http://brightonandhoveindependent.co.uk/museum-charge-5-non-resident-visitors/

Good morning Peckam! by andobrien

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