LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2018

The Echo: 13 January New volunteer-run community libraries to be introduced across Essex http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15825120.New_volunteer_run_community_libraries_to_be_introduced_across_Essex/ Herts Advertiser: 13 January Public consultation launches on future of Hertfordshire’s libraries http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/public-consultation-launches-on-future-of-hertfordshire-s-libraries-1-5352693 Lancashire Telegraph: 13 January Councillor gives praise to County Hall for reopening of…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 12 January Residents to stage sit-in protest at Oundle’s library https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/residents-to-stage-sit-in-protest-at-oundle-s-library-1-8325937 ITV News: 12 January Northamptonshire | Protesters stage sit-in to save Brackley Library https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-01-12/protesters-stage-sit-in-to-save-brackley-library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 12 January 95 per cent say they want Higham Ferrers Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2018

Bury Times: 11 January Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15821606.Bury_Council_is_giving_away_its_books_after_closing_10_libraries/ Bolton News: 11 January Appeal for volunteers and funds after takeover of community hub http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821617.Appeal_for_volunteers_and_funds_after_takeover_of_community_hub/ Press & Journal: 11 January Aberdeenshire | Campaigners looking for…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 January 2018

The Bookseller: 10 January Libraries minister changes again as Glen moves in reshuffle https://www.thebookseller.com/news/gyimah-made-universities-minister-johnson-moves-transport-705701 Stoke Sentinel: 10 January Staffordshire | READ ALL ABOUT IT! Uncertain future for three more libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/read-it-uncertain-future-three-1034767 Shropshire Star: 10 January Decision day for under-threat Shropshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2018

The Bookseller: 9 January Hancock becomes culture secretary as Greening quits government https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hancock-new-culture-minister-greening-quits-government-704271 Stoke Sentinel: 9 January Consultation begins on future of Staffordshire libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/consultation-begins-future-staffordshire-libraries-1030446 St Albans & Harpenden Review: 9 January Herts County Council seek views on library services…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2018

Liverpool Echo: 6 January Work to start ‘immediately’ on restoring derelict historic library http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/work-start-immediately-restoring-derelict-14120943 Lancashire Telegraph: 6 January Oswaldtwistle library reopening this month after successful campaign http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/hyndburn/15811726.Oswaldtwistle_library_reopening_this_month/ Brinkwire: 6 January Have your say as council cuts mean more Kirklees libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2018

Knutsford Guardian: 5 January Cheshire East | ‘No plan to close Holmes Chapel Library at this time’, council told http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15807887._No_plan_to_close_Holmes_Chapel_Library_at_this_time___council_told/ Harrow Times: 5 January Kenton Library closed ‘til March 1 for renovation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15810983.Library_undergoes_two_month_renovation/ Print PDF

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2018

The Bookseller: 4 January DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library https://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-investigating-threatened-darlington-library-702146 Pocklington Post: 4 January East Riding of Yorkshire | Village library to close for revamp https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/village-library-to-close-for-revamp-1-8939078 Scotland Herald: 4 January Figures show growing ‘culture gap’ between rich and poor Scots…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2018

The Bookseller: 2 January Leadsom vows to campaign for ‘sustainable future’ of libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/andrea-leadsom-visits-brackley-library-698976 Banbury Guardian: 2 January Northants | Nine-year-old shows MP ‘how great Brackley Library is’ as campaign against cutbacks continues https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/nine-year-old-shows-mp-how-great-brackley-library-is-as-campaign-against-cutbacks-continues-1-8312148 Oxfordshire Guardian: 2 January New chapter…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 January 2018

Leon’s Library blog: 1 January Review of Public Libraries 2017 https://leonslibraryblog.com/2018/01/01/review-of-public-libraries-2017/ Weston Mercury:1 January North Somerset | Two libraries to shut temporarily to instal new entry card system http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-yatton-library-opening-hours-to-change-1-5336999 Print PDF

Libraries News Round-up: 31 December 2017

Bath Echo: 28 December Bath & NE Somerset | Future of Saltford’s Post Office in doubt after closure just before Christmas https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/future-saltfords-post-office-doubt-closure-just-christmas-76459/ Darlington & Stockton Times: 29 December ‘Evidence gathering’ visit to Darlington by government department investigating formal complaint over plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 December 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 27 December Public consultation on plans to cut West Dunbartonshire library hours extended http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/public-consultation-plans-cut-west-11757770 Richard & Twickenham Times: 27 December Richmond | Whitton Library to close for nearly three months for revamp http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/15794116.Whitton_Library_to_close_for_nearly_three_months_for_revamp/ Cornish & Devon Post: 27 December…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 December 2017

Newbury Today: 22 December West Berkshire | Campaigners fight to re-open library https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/23153/campaigners-fight-to-re-open-library.html News Guardian: 25 December Letters to the Editor | RESOURCES: Libraries to be treasured https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/resources-libraries-to-be-treasured-1-8920541 Gazette & Herald: 26 December North Yorkshire | Library volunteers celebrate success…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 20 December Desborough residents looking into legal challenge of planned library closure https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/desborough-residents-looking-into-legal-challenge-of-planned-library-closure-1-8298259 Leamington Observer: 20 December Warwickshire | Big changes could be on the way for libraries due to funding cuts https://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/news/big-changes-could-be-on-the-way-for-libraries-due-to-funding-cuts/ Scottish Daily Record: 20 December…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2017

The Bookseller: 19 December Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-book-spend-plummets-695991 Cambrian News: 19 December Ceredigion | Volunteers to take over library after U-turn http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118175 Dunbarton Reporter: 19 December West Dunbartonshire | Council launches consultation on proposed library…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 December 2017

UK Library News: 18 December Initial CIPFA data analysis by Tim Coates – December 2017 https://uklibrarynews.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/initial-cipfa-data-analysis-by-tim-coates-december-2017/ Brixton Buzz: 18 December Lambeth Council sets February ‘target’ for re-opening Carnegie library – three months ahead of local elections http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/12/lambeth-council-sets-february-target-for-re-opening-carnegie-library-three-months-ahead-of-local-elections/ Coventry Telegraph: 18…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 December 2017

Leigh Journal: 16 December Wigan | Library volunteers feel ‘squeezed out’ after service changes http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/15774440.Library_volunteers_feel__squeezed_out__after_service_changes/ Thurrock Gazette: 16 December New facilities announced for Aveley Community Hub Includes a self-serve library http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/NEWS/15776348.New_facilities_announced_for_community_centre/ Print PDF