LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 21 August 2017

Helensburgh Advertiser: 21 August Green light awaits for new ‘Live Argyll’ leisure trust Operation of Helensburgh Library and other leisure and culture services in Argyll and Bute is set to transfer to a charitable trust, Live Argyll.  http://www.helensburghadvertiser.co.uk/news/15484988.Green_light_awaits_for_new___39_Live_Argyll__39__leisure_trust/ Evening Express:…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 August 2017

Bath Chronicle: 19 August ‘Disappointment’ and anger at year-long closure of publicly-funded event room in Bath http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/disappointment-anger-year-long-closure-348216   DnG24: 20 August Dumfries & Galloway | Dates set for launch of town’s new-look library http://www.dng24.co.uk/dates-set-for-launch-of-towns-new-look-library/   Liverpool Echo: 20 August Plan…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 August 2017

  Bury Times: 17 August Walshaw Sports Club steps up to help The Friends of Tottington Library £500 donated http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15474515.Sports_club_steps_up_to_help_library_in_quest_to_remain_open/     i News: 17 August It matters that school libraries are closing – not just for reading but for…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 August

North Somerset Times: 15 August New library and children’s centre in Pill to open in a week Existing library has been remodelled to accommodate children’s centre. http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/pill-library-and-children-s-centre-to-open-on-tuesday-1-5148700 Brixton Buzz: 15 August Lambeth Council reply to criticism from Carnegie Library campaigners…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 August

Kent Online: 13 August Medway | Rochester | Thomas Aveling Community library in Rochester will close http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/library-on-borrowed-time-as-130335/ The Courier: 14 August Dundee | Almost £1m still needed for Ferry library extension after crowdfund effort stalls https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/488475/almost-1m-still-needed-for-library-extension-after-crowdfund-effort-stalls/ This is the West…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August

Blackpool Gazette: 11 August Lancashire | Joy as library to re-open Go ahead given for Thornton Library to reopen under council control. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/blackpool/joy-as-library-to-re-open-1-8699002 Bath Chronicle: 11 August Bath & NE Somerset | Letter: Let’s not lose the reference library as…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August

Express & Star: 10 August Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’ Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/ Prestwick…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 August

Burnley Express: 9 August Lancashire | Veterans group to open new chapter at library The Veterans Association UK plans to take over the running of Pike Hill Library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/veterans-group-to-open-new-chapter-at-library-1-8693157 Bedford Today: 9 August Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer Open+…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August

The Guardian: 8 August Save your local! Should volunteers help keep our public libraries open? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/08/public-libraries-at-the-crossroads-should-volunteers-be-keeping-them-open  2BR News: 8 August Lancashire: Date set for library re-opening https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2349346/date-set-for-library-re-opening/ Nine libraries to re-open are Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Burnley Campus, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lostock Hall, Oswaldtwistle,…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold ‘SOS Day’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham on Sea.com: 7 August Somerset | Protest held in Burnham-On-Sea…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 August

The Bookseller: 2 August 2017 Government to investigate Barnet’s library provision http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-investigate-barnets-library-provision-607541 Sunderland Echo: 2 August 2017 Optimistic for Fulwell Community Library’s future Volunteer-led library opens http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/optimistic-for-fulwell-community-library-s-future-1-8682726 Print PDF

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August

Ham & High: 1 August Save Barnet Libraries campaign sees first victory after protest as culture ministry registers formal complaint http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/politics/save-barnet-libraries-campaign-sees-first-victory-after-protest-as-culture-ministry-registers-formal-complaint-1-5131185 Blackpool Gazette: 1 August Lancashire | Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open Thornton Library likely to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 July

Bournemouth Echo: 31 July Library staff to see their pay reduced as part of jobs “realignment” Library manager pay scales to be brought in line with those in Poole. Agreed by union. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15443222.Library_staff_to_see_their_pay_reduced_as_part_of_jobs__quot_realignment_quot_/ Lancashire Telegraph: 31 July Whalley Library set…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July

This is Wiltshire: 28 July The newly refurbished Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street is now open to the public. Co-located services, rooms to rent, moveable bookcases to create space for community event. Plans to install Open+  http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15440114.Devizes_Library_starts_new_chapter/ Express…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 July

Gazette & Herald: 27 July North Yorkshire | Real buzz at opening of Norton Hive Library and Community Hub http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15430151.Real_buzz_at_opening_of_community_hive/ Craven Herald: 27 July North Yorkshire | Volunteers help to write new chapter in story of Bentham Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15417925.Volunteers_help_to_write_new_chapter_in_story_of_Bentham_Library/ Walsall…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…