LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2018

ITV News: 21 January Fifteen Somerset libraries could be closed https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-01-21/fifteen-somerset-libraries-could-be-closed/ibraries Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 21 January Carillion and LS&S; the dangers of privatisation http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com/2018/01/carillion-and-ls-dangers-of-library.html Stoke Sentinel: 21 January Staffordshire | Big Lottery windfall will help village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2018

The Bookseller: 19 January On borrowed time? Could the decline in library services and book loans put the future of reading in jeopardy?. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/borrowed-time-711926 Lancashire Telegraph: 19 January Barrowford Library to reopen http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15866454.Barrowford_Library_to_reopen/ 2BR Lancashire: 19 January “Why is there…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2018

Politics.co.uk: 18 January Want to tackle loneliness? Stop closing libraries http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/01/18/want-to-tackle-loneliness-stop-closing-libraries BBC News: 18 January Half of Somerset’s libraries under threat of closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-42740838 Somerset Country Gazette: 18 January Nearly half of council-run libraries in Somerset could be set to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

The Guardian: 17 January London libraries assess impact of Carillion collapse https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/17/london-libraries-assess-impact-of-carillion-collapse Public Finance: 17 January Public sector looks for ways to plug gap left by Carillion http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/01/public-sector-looks-ways-plug-gap-left-carillion The Bookseller: 17 January Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon takes back running of libraries after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-takes-libraries-back-carillion-collapses-710041 East…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2018

The Bookseller: 15 January Library closures are a ‘disgrace’, says Daunt https://www.thebookseller.com/news/daunt-library-closures-are-disgrace-707681 Croydon Guardian: 15 January Council guarantees jobs of library staff after Carillion collapse http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15828282.Council_guarantees_jobs_of_library_staff_after_construction_giant_collapse/ Croydon Advertiser: 15 January Croydon libraries to be run by the council again to…

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