LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2017

TV News: 14 September Death knell for five of Plymouth’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-09-14/death-knell-for-plymouths-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 September Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m http://www.lep.co.uk/news/bill-to-reopen-axed-lancashire-libraries-nears-1m-1-8754752 2BR: 14 September Trying to save more of Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2379638/trying-to-save-lancashires-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 14 September NE Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 13 September East Sussex | Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/lib-dems-launch-petition-to-stop-library-closures-1-8147746 Ludlow Advertiser: 13 September Shropshire | Consultation on library services http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/15530115.Consultation_on_library_services/ Gazette Series: 13 September Sth Gloucestershire | Plans to move Thornbury’s Armstrong Hall…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2017

Warrington Guardian: 12 September MP Helen Jones labels LiveWire ‘incompetent organisation’ after seeing ‘damning’ report http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15528631.MP_Helen_Jones_labels_LiveWire__incompetent_organisation__after_seeing__damning__report/ Eastbourne Herald: 12 September http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/councillors-oppose-proposed-library-closures-1-8146232 East Sussex | Councillors oppose proposed library closures Hastings Observer: 12 September East Sussex | Proposals to close Ore’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2017

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 10 September Libraries SOS Day 19/10/17 – is it enough? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/libraries-sos-day-191017-is-it-enough.html?m=1 Leicester Mercury: 11 September Futuristic ‘self-access’ technology could replace library staff in Leicestershire http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/futuristic-self-access-technology-could-445971 North Wales Chronicle: 11 September Anglesey | Council seek your…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2017

Weston Mercury: 9 September Nth Somerset| Could merging libraries and children’s centres be a ‘revelation’ for ‘bridging the generation gap’? Children’s Centre & Worle Library merge. Less space for children’s centre and fewer books stocked by the library. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-children-s-centre-merger-may-benefit-all-generations-1-5183001 Nottingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2017

Question Everything blog: 7 September Proper Gander http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/proper-gander.html Bath Chronicle: 8 September LETTER: Library facilities would be ‘decimated’ by proposed move to Lewis House http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/letter-library-facilities-would-decimated-449634 BBC News: 8 September Warrington £16m leisure scheme finances ‘shocking’, says MP Hub to include…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2017

Ham & High: 7 September Top authors organise protest over Haringey Council’s library changes http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/children-s-and-young-adult-authors-organsie-protest-over-haringey-council-changes-to-librarian-role-1-5185257 This is Wiltshire: 7 September Parish councillors clash over future of north Swindon’s libraries http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15522334.Parish_councillors_clash_over_future_of_north_Swindon__39_s_libraries/ The Citizen: 7 September  Library visits fall across Lancashire, figures reveal http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/15518096.Library_visits_fall_across_Lancashire__figures_reveal/…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2017

Salisbury Journal: 4 September Wiltshire | Mobile library service faces cuts under latest council review http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15513200.Mobile_library_service_faces_cuts_under_latest_council_review/ ITV News: 4 September Derby libraries volunteer shake-up dubbed ‘immoral’ http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-09-04/derby-libraries-volunteer-shake-up-dubbed-immoral/ Derby Telegraph: 4 September Volunteers have five weeks to decide if they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2017

Derby Telegraph: 30 August Hunt for volunteers to run Derby libraries begins on Monday http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hunt-volunteers-run-derby-libraries-402583 Leon’s Library Blog: 30 August Design for the Future – by Dr Malcolm Rigler https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/08/30/design-for-the-future/ “GPs  around the UK are only now beginning to understand that they…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2017

DIGIT News: 30 August City Of Glitcherature: IT Leaves Edinburgh Libraries Bare Problematic IT systems have left Edinburgh’s libraries unable to handle book requests since February. http://digit.fyi/edinburgh-library-problems/ – Fife Today: 30 August Levenmouth’s libraries earmarked for closure, claims councillor http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/levenmouth-s-libraries-earmarked-for-closure-claims-councillor-1-4546088 – The…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2017

Shields Gazette: 29 August South Tyneside | Centre closing to allow for £3million transformation project £3m revamp of a community centre to create a multi-purpose leisure facility incorporating a new library. http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/centre-closing-to-allow-for-3million-transformation-project-1-8725146 Huddersfield Examiner: 29 August Calderdale | Elland Library set for…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2017

Grimsby Telegraph: 28 August NE Lancashire | Town mayor mucks in to mark start of Scartho Library extension following hike in popularity Library run by charity gets extension to provide additional ‘activity space’ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/town-mayor-mucks-mark-start-380001 Sun FM: 28 August Sunderland |…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2017

Chronicle Live: 25 August Anger as multi-million-pound plans for three Northumberland leisure centres are shelved http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-multi-million-pound-plans-13527211 Bucks Free Press: 25 August 35 children’s centres across Bucks face axe Plans include delivering children’s services out of other venues such as libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 August 2017

The Bookseller: 24 August Library cuts planned in Wales and Lincolnshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-planned-library-cuts-across-country-624126 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 24 August North Lincolnshire | £1m makeover set to give new lease of life to Scunthorpe Central Library http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/news/scunthorpe-news/1m-makeover-set-give-new-371265 Maidenhead Advertiser: 24 August Library staff assure…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 August 2017

Cornwall Live: 23 August Camborne Library to close on Friday for repair and refurbishment First Cornwall library transferred to town council control closes for refurbishment with promises of becoming a ‘community hub’. http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/camborne-library-close-friday-repair-359706 North Somerset Times: 23 August Refurbished library…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  ‘community partnerships’ planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’ – Library users urge council to shelve…