Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries news round-up: 12 October 2018

Public Finance: 12 October Government passing on costs of services to public, says major study Government is increasingly shifting the costs of public services on to citizens as the effects of austerity continue, a CIPFA-backed analysis out today has revealed.…

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Libraries news round-up: 11 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 11 October Newcastle MP calls for work on the controversial addiction recovery centre at Fenham Library to be halted Shropshire Star: 11 October Powys | Library to move in with museum under council plans Powys County Times: 11…

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Libraries news round-up: 9 October 2018

The Herald: 9 October Scots councils invest £20m to modernise library service The National: 9 October Scotland’s libraries welcome millions in investment since March 2017 Bath Echo: 9 October B&NES Council accused of ‘bypassing’ planning process for library merger Norwich…

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Libraries news round-up: 8 October 2018

The Bookseller: 8 October Petition calls for ‘ringfencing’ of government library funding  Seaton Matters: 8 October 2018 #lovelibraries ‘A seven and a half per cent annual reduction in book issues – if we carry on like this, libraries won’t be…

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Libraries news round-up: 5 October 2018

Yorkshire Post: 5 October Yvette Huddleston: Why libraries can boost our mental health Lancashire Evening Post: 5 October Reopening of Bamber Bridge library moves a step closer Brixton Buzz: 5 October Lambeth | Book-ish Gyms declared a success by Labour…

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Libraries news round-up: 4 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 4 October New plan being developed for Northamptonshire libraries Gazette Series: 4 October South Gloucestershire | Councillor’s clash over library’s open access scheme Leicester Mercury: 4 October Library due to close to save £14k saved after Leicester council’s…

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Libraries news round-up: 3 October 2018

Northern Echo: 3 October Council to forge Darlington library plan with campaigners Times and Star: 3 October Campaign to extend library opening hours Herts Advertiser: 3 October New library facilities being built in Redbourn and Wheathampstead fire stations to keep costs down…

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Libraries news round-up: 28 September 2018

Press & Journal: 28 September Over 100 jobs at risk as Moray Council look to implement severe budget cuts Cuts agreed include reduced opening hours for Buckie, Forres, Keith, Lossiemouth libraries The Courier: 28 September ‘No decisions’ to cut library…

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Libraries news round-up: 27 September 2018

North Somerset Times: 27 September North Somerset library closure announced Midsomer Norton Journal: 27 September PSJ Councillors launch consultation on new Community Library Hereford Times: 27 September Powys | New hours start at town library

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Libraries news round-up: 26 September 2018

Warrington Guardian: 26 September LiveWire told to repair damaged reputation following review East Anglian Daily Times: 26 September Suffolk | Views sought on library opening hours proposals Midsomer Norton Journal: 26 September Bath Library timescale revealed Edinburgh Evening News: 26…

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Libraries news round-up: 25 September 2018

Warrington Worldwide: 25 September Leisure and library operator LiveWire publish governance review Bristol Live: 25 September Bristol Central Library location to be ‘considered’ as part of £350,000 library strategy The Courier: 25 September 2018 Dundee | Broughty Ferry Library ‘safe…

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Libraries news round-up: 22 September 2018

Worcester News: 22 September Cuts and staffing overhaul planned as Worcestershire County Council needs to save £17 million by March Suffolk Free Press: 22 September Long Melford Library launches consultation on proposal to extend opening hours Daily Record: 22 September…

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Libraries news round-up: 21 September 2018

BBC News: 21 September Newcastle | Fenham Library rehab plan ‘scares’ youngsters Chronicle Live: 21 September Newcastle | Fearful children question council over Fenham Library drug and alcohol rehab centre Dunfermline Press: 21 September Fife library staff face 90-day consultation…

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Libraries news round-up: 20 September 2018

iNews: 20 September Children’s services and youth clubs lined up for cuts in ‘worst yet’ council austerity Bosses at local authorities have said that the “worst is yet to come” in cuts to services with libraries, public health, and highways…

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Libraries news round-up: 19 September 2018

Blackpool Gazette: 19 September Lancashire | Library’s new chapter won’t begin this year Somerset Live: 19 September Temporary home for Bath library during Podium works yet to be found Critics of the move say several big questions remain unanswered Bath…

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