Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…

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Libraries news round-up: 14 May 2018

Northampton Telegraph: 14 May Row over ‘sale’ of Irchester library Wales Online: 14 May Fears that jobs could be lost at Cardiff libraries following money saving overhaul Wakefield Express: 14 May Changes in library opening times in cash saving move Somerset County Gazette:…

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Libraries news round-up: 13 May 2018

Burton Mail: 13 May Have your say over three South Derbyshire libraries which face being taken over by community groups Scunthorpe Telegraph: 12 May North Lincolnshire | Take a tour around Scunthorpe Central Library following a £1m transformation The refurbishment…

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Libraries news round-up: 11 May 2018

Leicester Mercury: 11 May South Wigston Library to close as Leicestershire County Council ‘community-run’ deal  The Lincolnite: 11 May Lincoln libraries closed until takeover Lincolnshire Live: 11 May Three Lincoln libraries to close for a week after operator goes under North…

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Libraries news round-up: 6 May 2018

  Wellington Weekly News: 6 May Somerset | Mass book withdrawal at Wiveliscombe Library http://www.wellington-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108207  . Coventry Telegraph: 6 May Warwickshire | Falling library visitor numbers not helped by “Soviet-looking buildings” says councillor https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/falling-library-visitor-numbers-not-14598913 .  Tenby Observer: 5 May Pembrokeshire…

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Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2018

Coventry Observer: 2 May Earlsdon Library under threat as board pulls out of formal takeover over council funding concerns https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/earlsdon-library-under-threat-as-board-pulls-out-of-formal-takeover-over-council-funding-concerns/ .  Somerset Live: 2 May Somerset libraries could be forced to share staff as council consults on their futures https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somerset-libraries-could-forced-share-1522817 …

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Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

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Libraries News Round-up: 30 April 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 30 April Volunteer groups hopeful of taking over all 21 under-threat Northants libraries https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteer-groups-hopeful-of-taking-over-all-21-under-threat-northants-libraries-1-8481329 Derby Telegraph: 30 April City centre library move will see dramatic drop in books on shelves https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/city-centre-library-move-see-1511526 Law Society Gazette: 30 April Northamptonshire | Fighting council’s…

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Libraries News Round-up: 29 April 2018

Warrington Guardian: 29 April Friends of Padgate Library group formed by residents http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/16186160.Friends_group_formed_to_support_Padgate_Library/ Cambrian News: 28 May Gwynedd |  Library reopens after facelift http://www.aberaeron-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120496

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Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2018

Open Democracy: 27 April Public libraries are vital to local communities – Labour must fight to defend them written by Alan Wylie https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-wylie/public-libraries-are-vital-to-local-communities-labour-must-fight-to-defend-them  Eastbourne Herald: 27 April East Sussex | Both libraries need support https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/both-libraries-need-support-1-8477865 Barnet Times: 27 April Barnet…

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Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2018

BBC News: 26 April Upper Norwood library in late-night cabaret licence bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43906542 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 26 April Somerset | Highbridge library users urged to have their say on closure plans http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-consultation-reminder-26-04-18.php Northern Echo: 26 April Darlington’s council asked to relist Crown…

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