LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2017

Voices for the Library: 22 October An Announcement and Final Blog Post from Voices for the Library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2017/10/an-announcement-and-final-blog-post-from-voices-for-the-library/ York Press: 22 October Protect our libraries plea http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15610247.Protect_our_libraries_plea/ East Anglia Daily Times: 22 October Essex County Council wants your views on…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2017

iNews: 20 October Northamptonshire | Alan Moore rails against plan to shut down libraries that ‘made’ him https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/alan-moore-rails-plan-shut-libraries-made/ Bournemouth Echo: 20 October Letter to the Editor: Keep our libraries, get rid of councillors http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15608784.Letter_to_the_Editor__Keep_our_libraries__get_rid_of_councillors/ Bath Chronicle: 20 October Lib Dems…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 17 October Libraries must cut books and charge for services to survive, says councillor http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/NEWS/15600373.Libraries_should_cut_number_of_books_by_80__and_charge_for_services_to_survive__says_councillor/ Daventry Express: 17 October ‘Dark day’ for library services in Northamptonshire as county council announces proposals that could see 28 closed http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/dark-day-for-library-services-in-northamptonshire-as-county-council-announces-proposals-that-could-see-28-closed-1-8199784 Banbury…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2017

Bath Echo: 16 October Plans for new approach to delivery of community libraries given the go ahead http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/plans-new-approach-delivery-community-libraries-given-go-ahead-75517/ BBC News: 16 October Northamptonshire libraries ‘could be community-run http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41641390 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 October BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2017

Get West London: 15 October Kensington & Chelsea | Council ditches £17m plans to relocate North Kensington Library http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/council-ditches-17m-plans-relocate-13753464 Bury Times: 15 October Group’s bid to take over running of Dumers Lane Community Centre & Library http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15595863.Group__39_s_bid_to_take_over_running_of_community_centre_and_library/ 2BR: 15 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2017

Yorkshire Post: 12 October Jayne Dowle: Libraries give us a chance to turn a new page in life http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/jayne-dowle-libraries-give-us-a-chance-to-turn-a-new-page-in-life-1-8801400 Lancashire Telegraph: 14 October Decision made by County Hall on future of East Lancashire library Earby Library will reopen in the…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2017

Morning Star: 11 October Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids Alan Wylie quoted. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a9a8-Bennett-praises-public-libraries-as-lifeline-for-kids#.WeHVBBNSzoB Hastings Observer: 13 October East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/residents-discuss-next-steps-of-campaign-to-save-library-1-8195098 Sutton Guardian: 13 October Sutton library prepares…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2017

Bath Echo: 12 October Green light given for integrated Bath Library and One Stop Shop at the Podium http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/green-light-given-integrated-bath-library-one-stop-shop-podium-75476/ Craven Herald: 12 October Lancashire | New Road Community Centre could be new home for Earby Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15584828.New_Road_Community_Centre_could_be_new_home_for_Earby_Library/ Print PDF

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2017

Stoke Sentinel: 11 October Staffordshire | Stone’s library is put forward for community status’ http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/stones-library-put-forward-community-610652 Camelford & Delabole Post: 11 October Cornwall | Library take over ‘moving swiftly’ http://www.camelford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109150 Midsomer Norton Journal: 11 October B&NES firmly told by the public: don’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2017

The Bookseller: 9 October Over 1,000 venues participate in first Libraries Week https://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-1000-libraries-participate-first-libraries-week-648231 Yorkshire Post: 10 October The Yorkshire Post says: Public services are stuck in the past – and that’s a problem http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-says-public-services-are-stuck-in-the-past-and-that-s-a-problem-1-8796011 Cambridge News: 10 October Libraries ‘should…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2017

Hartlepool Mail: 7 October Durham | Temporary library to open as bulldozers move in on existing building http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/temporary-library-to-open-as-bulldozers-move-in-on-existing-building-1-8792539 Gazette Series: 7 October South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Chipping Sodbury as library relaunches with volunteer-run service http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15581642.New_chapter_for_Chipping_Sodbury_as_library_relaunches_with_volunteer_run_service/ Nottingham Post: 7 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2017

Get Reading: 6 October West Berkshire | Theale Library is reopening after campaigners fought to save it http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-reopening-after-campaigners-13716679 Bath Chronicle: 6 October LETTER: Bath Central Library move would ‘cheat future generations’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-bath-central-library-move-586004 Bath Echo: 6 October CBath & NE Somerset…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2017

The Big Issue: 5 October Big names back libraries ahead of Worlds of Possibilities Festival https://www.bigissue.com/news/big-names-back-libraries-ahead-worlds-possibilities-festival/ 2BR News: 5 October Lancashire | More decisions coming on libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2395079/more-decisions-coming-on-libraries/ Craven Herald: 5 October Lancashire | Councillor fighting plans to cut Barnoldswick…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2017

Manchester Evening News: 3rd October Salford’s ‘Corbynista’ council has voted to open libraries rather than close them http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-council-opens-libraries-labour-13710184 Hartlepool Mail: 3 October Durham | Gap in library service causes fears for most vulnerable, says MP http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/gap-in-library-service-causes-fears-for-most-vulnerable-says-mp-1-8783796 BBC News: 3 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2017

Champion News: 2 October Lancashire | People being asked to give their views on libraries’ opening hours http://www.champnews.com/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=GN4_ART_720850 Hastings Observer: 2 October East Sussex | Council urges people to have a say on library consultation http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/council-urges-people-to-have-a-say-on-library-consultation-1-8176594 Wigan Today: 2 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 October 2017

Lancashire Telegraph: 1 October Lancashire library hours: have your say http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15568885.Lancashire_library_hours__have_your_say/ Warrington Guardian: 1 October New group to help see library plans made a reality http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15567585.New_group_to_help_see_library_plans_made_a_reality/ Print PDF

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2017

Shropshire Star: 29 September Site of former school near Shrewsbury could be sold off Site could be redeveloped for housing and a community hub including a library offered to the community to run. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2017/09/29/site-of-former-school-near-shrewsbury-could-be-sold-off/ Scunthorpe Telegraph: 29 September North Lincolnshire |…