MSN News : 2nd July
More children are enjoying reading
More than half of youngsters in the UK (53.3%) now say they enjoy reading “very much” or “quite a lot” – the highest level recorded by the National Literacy Trust (NLT) in eight years.
http://news.uk.msn.com/more-children-are-enjoying-reading

Star Tribune : 2nd July
Financial pressures will end World Book Night USA.
http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/blogs/265528871.html

Enfield Independent : 2nd July
Palmers Green Library set to close for year-long makeover
http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/11313778.Library_set_to_close_for_year_long_makeover/

Daily Record : 2nd July
East Renfrewshire Council leisure service transfer plans sparks job fears
When asked if existing terms and conditions would be honoured by the trust for a minimum period of time, she admitted: “Basically not.”
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/east-renfrewshire-council-leisure-service-3800705

Co-operative News : 1st July
Community shops sector continues to grow
…  adding additional services to shops that go beyond a core retail offering – services such as book swaps and libraries, cafés, meeting rooms for clubs and societies, recycling centres, parcel collection and delivery points, bakeries, and community gardens.
http://www.thenews.coop/87017/news/general/community-shops-sector-continues-to-grow/#.U7P0s0AUpNE

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Libraries News Round-up: 13 July

Westmorland Gazette: 13 July Lancashire | Bolton-le-Sands and Silverdale libraries on brink of new chapter today (Thursday) at Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15401805.Bolton_le_Sands_and_Silverdale_libraries_on_brink_of_new_chapter_today__Thursday_/ Lancashire Evening Post: 13 July Cabinet…

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