Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Survey on libraries after lockdown

A company called DCA (Digital Content Associates), which exists to promote library usage, has issued a survey to ask about that is available in or through libraries during lockdown and what should happen afterwards They have kindly agreed to give…

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Libraries news round-up: 31 October 2018

Southend Echo: 31 October Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend Darlington Times: 31 October North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton  Hambleton Today: 31 October North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library…

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Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

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Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

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Libraries news round-up: 26 October 2018

Powys County Times: 26 October Glyn Davies MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library Brixton Buzz: 26 October Lambeth | Carnegie Trust given Lottery grant to help take control of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill Get West London: 26 October…

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Libraries news round-up: 25 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October County Council’s chief executive gives libraries hope ‘Ms Grant said she is personally leading the libraries review and was hoping for a ‘positive outcome’.’ Redditch Standard: 25 October Worcestershire | Battle begins to save Redditch library…

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Libraries news round-up: 24 October 2018

Worcester News: 24 October Locals would share St John’s library with Costa or Starbucks to keep it open Worcester Observer: 24 October Brewing up a lifeline for library facing axe Worcester News: 24 October LETTER OF THE DAY: Dismay over…

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Libraries news round-up: 23 October 2018

The Guardian: 23 October Dear Damian Hinds, What’s so difficult about giving every child a library ticket? | Michael Rosen Yet another report has shown children who read for pleasure are at an advantage. Yet many children still don’t have…

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Libraries news round-up: 22 October 2018

Evening Times: 22 October Glasgow | Cardonald Library re-opens after near £1 million makeover The Star: 22 October Group committed to providing ‘vibrant community hub’ after bar company pulls out of Sheffield library plans My Welshpool: 22 October Powys |…

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Libraries news round-up: 19 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 19 October Newcastle | Meet the Fenham residents backing divisive plans for an addiction recovery hub at their library Chronicle Live: 19 October Opening of controversial addiction recovery hub at Newcastle library is DELAYED The Scotsman: 19 October…

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Libraries news round-up: 18 October 2018

Weston Mercury: 18 October Somerset libraries at risk of closure This is Local London: 18 October Calls for Lewisham Council to reconsider cuts to library staff hours Huffington Post: 18 October Councils are at breaking point – If Cuts Continue,…

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Libraries news round-up: 17 October 2018

BBC News: 17 October Somerset County Council: Protesters gather to challenge £14m cuts Burnham-on-Sea.com: 17 October Somerset | Outcry over council’s decision to shut Highbridge Library unless community group is formed to save it  Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 17…

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Libraries news round-up: 15 October 2018

Powys County Times: 15 October Public meeting on future of Welshpool library to be held tonight  Watford Observer: 15 October Hertfordshire | Libraries could shut under plans to axe £500,000 Daily Echo: 15 October Hampshire | Splashing cash on new…

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