You Tube : 24th July

100s of schoolchildren sing protest song in order to keep their local library open

Exmouth Journal
Lights, camera, action for library!
When asked why the school got involved with the project, deputy headteacher David Perkins said: “You read a lot about libraries being closed because the perception is they’re used by the elderly, not the younger generations, and we wanted to get across in the strongest terms that this is not accurate, and the families in our community use it in a number of ways.”

Local Gov : 24th July
Councils urged by NLGN Think Tank to share arts and culture services 
ACE’s Alan Davey contributed to the Study and is quoted 

NLGN Think Tank Study : 24th July
Local Authorities must find new ways to champion the arts & culture

Society for Research in Child Development : 24th July
Press Release | UK Study : ‘Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later’ 

Private Eye 
Issue No. 1371 (p.27)
Library News | APPG report on school libraries
available in all good newsagents

Lincolnshire Echo : 24th July
Lincolnshire CC deny trying to manipulate media response from community
hub groups following library ruling in High Court 

BBC News : 23rd July
Threatened Sheffield libraries to remain open
All 15 Sheffield libraries threatened with closure will remain open after the city council agreed to let community groups run them.

The Star : 24th July
Library volunteers hailed Sheffield ‘saviours’
Sheffield Hallam MP Nick Clegg paid tribute to the hundreds of ‘saviours’ who had come forward.
The council said 66 full-time equivalent library posts are to go …

Birmingham Mail : 23rd July
Five Birmingham district libraries given £250k charity cash to attract more youngsters

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2 Replies to “Libraries News Round-up: 24th July 2014”

  1. We just wanted to say a huge thanks for sharing our film…..we are so chuffed with your support in helping to create an awareness of what is happening with our library. Thanks so much again.

  2. Elizabeth Ash 10 years ago

    You are very welcome. It has certainly grabbed people’s attentions! Good luck with your campaign.

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