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Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2017

The Guardian: 15 December The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/15/tories-libraries-social-mobility-conservative Hull Daily Mail: 15 December ‘It’s a no-brainer’: Fantastic plans for East Park’s cafe set to go ahead The pavilion, which stands…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 14 December Dunbartonshire | MSP slams council plans to cut library opening times http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/msp-slams-council-plans-cut-11688816 Northern Echo: 14 December Complaints about cost of Crown Street Library court case are ‘silly’, says Darlington councillor http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15771359.Complaints_about_cost_of_library_court_case_are__silly___says_councillor/ Ilkley Gazette: 14 December…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 December 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 13 December ‘Unreasonable’ time constraints imposed on groups battling to save Northamptonshire libraries https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/unreasonable-time-constraints-imposed-on-groups-battling-to-save-northamptonshire-libraries-1-8287310 Bolton News: 13 December New Little Lever library and health centre plans move step closer http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/bolton/15768686.New_Little_Lever_library_and_health_centre_plans_move_step_closer/ Champion News: 13 December Lancashire | Up Holland…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2017

Oxford Mail: 12 December Take a sneak peek inside Oxford’s new library http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15709970.Take_a_sneak_peek_inside_Oxford_s_new_library/ BBC News: 12 December East Sussex | Council’s £720k overspend on library as others to close http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42320579 News Shopper: 12 December Greenwich | Plans for expanded Plumstead library…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2017

The Bookseller:11 December Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-library-figures-687596 The Guardian: 11 December Figures show children worst hit by library cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/11/figures-show-children-worst-hit-by-library-cuts Public Finance: 11 December Council spending on libraries cut by £66m last year http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/12/council-spending-libraries-cut-ps66m-last-year LocalGov:…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 December 2017

Devon Live: 8 December Library users across Devon to get modern, user-friendly and improved service with new system and website http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/library-users-across-devon-modern-894707 Islington Tribute: 8 December Islington reference library is safe http://islingtontribune.com/article/islington-reference-library-is-safe Eastbourne Herald: 8 December East Sussex | STEPHEN LLOYD…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2017

The Star: 7 December Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre https://www.thestar.co.uk/whats-on/out-and-about/moving-beyond-hotel-plan-with-library-and-arts-centre-vision-in-sheffield-city-centre-1-8895558 The Northern Echo: 7 December Gateshead Council scraps computer charge in libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15705728.Council_scraps_computer_charge_in_libraries/ Warrington Guardian: 7 December ‘We didn’t give up’…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2017

Express & Star: 6 December Walsall’s Central Library to shut for 10 months in £4.3m revamp The work will see Central Library redesigned as a ‘hub’, incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/12/06/library-to-shut-for-ten-months/ Shropshire Star:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 December 2017

The Bookseller: 5 December Kenilworth Books takes fight for libraries to Theresa May https://www.thebookseller.com/news/kenilworth-books-takes-fight-libraries-theresa-may-684861 Stoke Sentinel: 5 December Staffordshire | Chance to have say on future of local libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/chance-say-future-local-libraries-847726 TES: 5 December Pirls rankings: England’s primary pupils rise to joint 8th in world…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 December 2017

Express & Star: 4 December Just 18% of people use Dudley libraries https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/dudley/2017/12/04/just-18-of-people-use-dudley-libraries/ Warrington Guardian: 4 December All libraries in town set to stay open after council U-turn http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15700454.All_libraries_in_town_set_to_stay_open_after_council_U_turn/ Lancashire Telegraph: 4 December Volunteer call as reopening date for Oswaldtwistle…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2017

The Guardian: 2 December Library closures mean lonely people will be left out in the cold this Christmas time https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/dec/02/library-closures-lonely-people-cold-christmas-public-sector-cuts Warrington Guardian: 2 December Final call to have your say on Burtonwood Post Office plans http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15690510.Final_call_to_have_your__say_on_Burtonwood_Post_Office_plans/

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 1 December Letter | Betrayal over library Shirley Burnham’s letter http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/15696159.Letters__Friday__December_1__2017/ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 1 December Outdated books and no librarians – schools turn to volunteers as tight budgets risk damaging libraries http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-schools-turning-to-help-of-parents-and-teachers-to-staff-and-stock-libraries-as-budgets-tighten-1-5303281 Eastbourne Herald: 1 December East…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2017

Keighley News: 30 November Bradford | “Keighley Library and Cliffe Castle Museum safe from closure” – council leader http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15691536._Keighley_Library_and_Cliffe_Castle_Museum_safe_from_closure____council_leader/ Ilkley Gazette: 30 November Bradford | Further council cuts on the way in bid to save £30m by 2020 Biggest cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 November 2017

Brixton Buzz: 29 November Council leader Lib Peck urged to ‘stand aside’ as Carnegie trust leaders quit http://www.brixtonblog.com/council-leader-lib-peck-urged-to-stand-aside-as-carnegie-trust-leaders-quit/48534 The Bookseller: 29 November Plans to close 28 Northamptonshire libraries ‘monstrous’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/monstrous-cuts-could-see-28-northamptonshire-libraries-shut-680606 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 29 November Announcement of further Northamptonshire County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2017

The Bookseller: 28 November 2017 Relentless cuts are turning library sector into ‘war zone’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/public-library-sector-war-zone-678926 Northern Echo: 28 November Court will hear of the battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street Library today http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/15686574.Court_will_hear_of_the_battle_to_save_Darlington_s_historic_Crown_Street_Library_today/ Northern Echo: 28 November Judge orders…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2017

The Gazette: 26 November South Gloucestershire | New volunteers find their feet at Chipping Sodbury’s library http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15682843.New_volunteers_find_their_feet_at_town___s_library/ Brixton Buzz: 26 November Lambeth’s shame: photos of the still-closed Carnegie Library, November 2017 http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/11/lambeths-shame-photos-of-the-still-closed-carnegie-library-november-2017/ Clitheroe Advertiser: 26 November Lancashire | Axed library to…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 November Mobile library spared but threat of closure still hangs over branch libraries in Bath and north east Somerset http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/mobile-library-spared-threat-closure-826182 Manchester Evening Standard: 25 November Bury | The closing date for these 10 libraries has been revealed…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2017

Craven Herald: 23 November Lancashire | Earby Library a step closer to re-opening http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15671651.Earby_Library_a_step_closer_to_re_opening/ St Helens Star: 23 November Central library to remain closed until further notice http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15679129.Central_library_to_remain_closed_until_further_notice/ The Bookseller: 23 November Pullman and Gaiman back school library campaign https://www.thebookseller.com/news/pullman-and-blackman-back-school-library-campaign-678571 BBC…