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Libraries News Round-up: 27 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 26 March East Sussex | Residents urged to raise money for closing library https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/residents-urged-to-raise-money-for-closing-library-1-8432547 Bexley Times: 27 March Hopes high for planned cinema and library in Sidcup http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/hopes-high-for-planned-cinema-and-library-in-sidcup-1-5451551 News Shopper: 27 March Bexley | Arthouse cinema planned for old Blockbuster shop in…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 23 March East Sussex | Date announced for closure of seven libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/date-announced-for-closure-of-seven-libraries-1-8428997 Express & Star: 23 March Wolverhampton | Penn Library officially open again after £60,000 makeover https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/penn/2018/03/23/penn-library-officially-open-again-after-60000-makeover/ Derby Telegraph: 23 March Look which city library is…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2018

The Guardian: 21 March Government may intervene in Northampton library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/21/government-eyes-intervention-into-northampton-library-closures Barnet Unison: 22 March Fire safety issues in Barnet Libraries http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/wp/2018/03/22/fire-safety-issues-in-barnet-libraries/ Times & Star: 22 March Cumbria | Town council to pay for library newspapers http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Town-council-to-pay-for-library-newspapers-b9984c8c-3bb5-4b87-86f5-1b87e7d65d12-ds Wellington Weekly News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March 2018

The Bookseller: 20 March Government to intervene in Northamptonshire library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervene-northamptonshire-library-closures-752236 LGA: 20 March Northamptonshire | Council faces government probe into library cuts https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-faces-government-probe-into-library-cuts/44966 Banbury Guardian: 20 March Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/culture-secretary-to-probe-northamptonshire-library-closures-1-8423008 Plymouth Herald: 20…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2018

BBC News: 19 March Northamptonshire County Council: Government to probe library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43462573 DCMS: 19 March Letter from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, confirming a formal complaint under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-culture-secretary-matt-hancock-confirming-a-formal-complaint-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 19 March Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2018

North Devon Gazette:17 March Devon| Library opens new creative FabLab facility http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/new-fablab-opens-at-barnstaple-library-1-5438016 Derby Telegraph: 17 March When Derby will be without a city centre library Derby Central Library to close and co-locate. Ten of the city’s libraries will be handed…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2018

ITV News: 16 March Plymouth | Are pop-up libraries the solution? Plymouth City council insists shutting five libraries and replacing them with a so called ‘pop-up’ version is working and was the right thing to do. http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-16/are-pop-up-libraries-the-solution/ Grimsby Telegraph: 16 March North…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2018

Wales Online: 15 March Carmarthenshire | A brand new fleet of mobile libraries is too low for tall people to stand upright in, a union has claimed https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/brand-new-fleet-mobile-libraries-14417576 Express & Star:15 March Staffordshire | Campaigners fighting to save village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2018

Reading Chronicle: 14 March Liberal Democrat campaigners have urged Wokingham Borough Council to oppose the closure of Maiden Erlegh Library http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16085732._Don_t_take_our_library_away_from_us____campaigners_plea_for_eleventh_hour_rescue/ Tamworth Informed: 14 March Staffordshire | Libraries to offer more arts and cultural events https://www.tamworthinformed.co.uk/libraries-to-offer-more-arts-and-cultural-events/ Hull Daily Mail: 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March 2018

ITV News: 13 March Council to discuss future of libraries in Northamptonshire http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-03-13/council-to-discuss-future-of-libraries-in-northamptonshire/ Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 13 March Tight timescale for groups hoping to run libraries in Northamptonshire revealed https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/tight-timescale-for-groups-hoping-to-run-libraries-in-northamptonshire-revealed-1-8414217 Diss Express: 13 March Suffolk | New chapter for Eye…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 March 2018

Pontefract & Castleford Express: 12 March Wakefield | Opening hours could be cut at Featherstone and Airedale libraries in move to save £300k https://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/opening-hours-could-be-cut-at-featherstone-and-airedale-libraries-in-move-to-save-300k-1-9059264 Alderley Edge.com: 12 March Cheshire East | Have your say on proposed new library opening times http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17246/have-your-say-on-proposed-new-library-opening-times Blackpool…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 March 2018

Aberdeen Evening Express: 11 March Fresh plans for facilities in North-east delayed https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/fresh-plans-for-facilities-in-north-east-delayed/ Sussex Express: 11 March East Sussex | LETTER: Time to lead by example? https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-time-to-lead-by-example-1-8410525

Libraries News Round-up: 10 March 2018

Oxford Mail: 10 March Philip Pullman hits out as Oxfordshire library use plummets to its lowest since 2000 http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16078652.DECLINE__Book_borrowing_at_libraries_reaches_record_low/ Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen: 10 March Lancashire | Earby library to reopen in new location http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/16078458.earby-library-to-reopen-in-new-location/

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 March Somerset | Highbridge’s Churchfield School pupils plea: ‘Save our town’s library’ http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-school-09-03-18.php Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 9 March Somerset | ‘Save our library’ – Churchfield Church School joins campaign in a bid to block library closure http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16075873._Save_our_library____Highbridge_school_joins_campaign_in_a_bid_to_block_library_closure/ Wellington…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2018

ITV News: 8 March Somerset | Schoolchildren join the campaign to save local libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-08/schoolchildren-join-the-campaign-to-save-local-libraries/ Chard & Ilminster News: 8 March Somerset | Anger over MP’s silence on libraries at risk http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/south_somerset_news/16073456.anger-over-mps-silence-on-libraries-at-risk/ BBC News: 8 March Scottish Borders | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2018

Northampton Chronicle: 7 March ‘Their collective silence has been deafening’ say library campaigners but Northamptonshire MPs hit back after criticism https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/their-collective-silence-has-been-deafening-say-library-campaigners-but-northamptonshire-mps-hit-back-after-criticism-1-8404496 The Argus: 7 March Seven libraries in East Sussex are to shut down http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16069747.Seven_libraries_are_to_shut_down/ Eastbourne Herald: 7 March East…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March 2018

BBC News: 6 March East Sussex council closes seven librarieshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-43303795 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-43303795 Eastbourne Herald: 6 March County Council slammed for ‘bad decision’ after voting to close Eastbourne libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/county-council-slammed-for-bad-decision-after-voting-to-close-eastbourne-libraries-1-8404332 Blackpool Gazette: 6 March Fears over charges to use Blackpool libraries https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/fears-over-charges-to-use-blackpool-libraries-1-9049340 Wharfedale Observer: 6…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2018

The Bookseller: 5 March Northamptonshire Council is ‘failing in its legal duties’ with library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-complains-dcms-about-careless-cuts-northamptonshire-libraries-743291 Blackpool Gazette: 5 March Lancashire | Longer library hours but jobs put at risk https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/longer-library-hours-but-jobs-put-at-risk-1-9047691 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 5 March North Lincolnshire | Scunthorpe Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March 2018

Shoreham Herald: 4 March Lincolnshire | A new chapter for volunteer-run library in Burgh le Marsh https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/whats-on/arts/a-new-chapter-for-volunteer-run-library-in-burgh-le-marsh-1-8401217 Gazette Live: 4 March Stockton | Under-threat library reopens after being given last-minute lifeline volunteer-run library https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/under-threat-library-reopens-after-14365966 NW Evening Mail: 4 March Cumbria County Councillor condemns plans…