Author: Teens4libraries

Libraries news round-up: 16 August 2018

Arts Professional: 16 August Government to boost charities’ role in public services ‘The document highlights the growing number of libraries run by communities or employees. It says that the government “will encourage further peer learning and support between mutual and…

Libraries news round-up: 15 August 2018

The Times: 15 August Girl halts bankrupt Northamptonshire council’s plan to close libraries Local Gov: 15 August Northamptonshire library closures ruled ‘unlawful’ Rights Info: 15 August Northamptonshire | Schoolgirl Wins Legal Challenge Against Council Closing Libraries Local Government Lawyer: 15…

Libraries news round-up: 14 August 2018

The Guardian: 14 August Family claims win in high court challenge to Northants library cuts New Statesman: 14 August Has a little girl from Northamptonshire just ended local government cuts? BBC News: 14 August Northamptonshire County Council: Libraries decision ruled…

Libraries news round-up: 2 August 2018

Sheffield Telegraph: 2 August Telegraph Voices: Are public libraries still relevant in our modern digital society? BBC News: 2 August Northamptonshire County Council: ‘Radical’ service cuts planned Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2 August Northamptonshire libraries closure plans on ice – for now

Libraries news round-up: 1 August 2018

BBC News: 1 August Northamptonshire County Council: Protesters ‘mourn’ cuts to services Sky News: 1 August Fears cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council may no longer afford services The Guardian: 1 August Northamptonshire’s cash crisis driven by ideological folly, councillors told Northampton…

Libraries news round-up: 27 July 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 July The Positive and Negative Impact of Using Volunteers in Public Libraries Daily Record: 27 July Elected members demand answers from council and Renfrewshire Leisure over mobile library bus East London Guardian: 27 July Waltham Forest…

Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’ Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full. Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures…