LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2017

The Gazette: 28 September South Gloucestershire | Residents call for public meeting over ‘misguided’ and ‘detrimental’ plans to move Thornbury’s Armstrong Hall and library http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15561404.Residents_call_for_public_meeting_over__misguided__and__detrimental__plans_to_move_Thornbury_s_Armstrong_Hall_and_library/ Hastings Observer: 28 September East Sussex | Letter: Need to cherish our libraries http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/need-to-cherish-our-libraries-1-8171239 Ilkley…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 September 2017

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 September One Hundred And Two! A librarian speaks out about working with volunteers. https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/09/27/one-hundred-and-two/ BBC News: 27 September Berkshire | Reading council needs old books and cash for its libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41414353 Melton Times: 26 September Leicestershire…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 September 2017

Stoke Sentinel: 26 September Read all about it! Opening hours set to be cut at Stoke-on-Trent library http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/read-it-opening-hours-set-528164 The Bookseller: 26 September Riddell becomes BookTrust ambassador https://www.thebookseller.com/news/riddell-becomes-booktrust-ambassador-643021 Print PDF

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 September Bath & NE Somerset | Council library stock spending hits ten-year low http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bnes-council-library-spending-526338 North Somerset Times: 25 September Library’s future safe despite parish council office snub http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/yatton-parish-council-snub-north-somerset-council-s-library-lease-1-5205907 Barry & District News: 25 September Donation is a…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2017

Burton Mail: 24 September Staffordshire | Self-service libraries plans could see stock damaged – claim http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/self-service-libraries-plans-could-505873 Weston Mercury: 24 September Parish council rejects library move… after North Somerset Council buys new signs http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/yatton-parish-council-to-stay-at-hangstones-pavilion-1-5205900 Derby Telegraph: 24 September Derby’s library volunteers…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2017

Lancashire Telegraph: 23 September Library hours plans sparks row over East Lancashire opening ‘reductions’ http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/ribble_valley/15550744.Library_hours_plans_sparks_row_over_East_Lancashire_opening___39_reductions__39_/ Rhyl Journal: 23 September Denbighshire Council toasts performance success following the release of new data It is the first time the number of visits to…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 22 September LETTER: Lost faith in council’s ability to serve http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-lost-faith-councils-ability-516400 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Short-sighted library plans http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/short-sighted-library-plans-1-8162283 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Real world of reading books http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/real-world-of-reading-books-1-8162284 Hastings…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 21 September East Sussex | Tories deny ‘railroading through’ library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/tories-deny-railroading-through-library-closures-1-8160901 Hastings Observer: 21 September East Sussex | Letter: One of the most deprived areas http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148 Huddersfield Examiner: 21 September Kirklees | Massive development plans for Mirfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 20 September Stratton launches £10,000 crowdfunding bid for parish library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/15547316.Stratton_launches___10_000_crowdfunding_bid_for_parish_library/ East London Guardian: 20 September Waltham Forest Council reassures members of Hale End Library their community hub is safe from closure The library will remain where it…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2017

East Anglia Daily Times: 19 September Essex | Council launches consultation to ask residents for views on future of library services http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/council-launches-consultation-to-ask-residents-for-views-on-future-of-library-services-1-5199989 The Echo: 19 September Essex County Council to hold consultation into future of mobile library services http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15543826.Residents_face_losing_access_to_mobile_library_services/ Eastbourne Herald:…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 September 2017

Western Telegraph: 17 September Pembrokeshire | Council want you to ‘have your say’ http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/15540631.Council_want_you_to___39_have_your_say__39_/ Ten consultation meetings. Plans to combine council services. Evening Standard: 18 September Kensington & Chelsea | Plan to lease North Kensington library to £5,800-a-term prep school scrapped…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2017

2BR Lancashire: 17 September Plans for libraries divide opinion https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2381017/plans-for-libraries-divide-opinion/ Plymouth Herald: 17 September Sad pictures show the closed libraries that have slipped into the pages of history http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/sad-pictures-show-closed-libraries-489679 Daily Post: 17 September Libraries and schools under threat as cash-strapped…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2017

TV News: 14 September Death knell for five of Plymouth’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-09-14/death-knell-for-plymouths-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 September Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m http://www.lep.co.uk/news/bill-to-reopen-axed-lancashire-libraries-nears-1m-1-8754752 2BR: 14 September Trying to save more of Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2379638/trying-to-save-lancashires-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 14 September NE Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 13 September East Sussex | Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/lib-dems-launch-petition-to-stop-library-closures-1-8147746 Ludlow Advertiser: 13 September Shropshire | Consultation on library services http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/15530115.Consultation_on_library_services/ Gazette Series: 13 September Sth Gloucestershire | Plans to move Thornbury’s Armstrong Hall…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2017

Warrington Guardian: 12 September MP Helen Jones labels LiveWire ‘incompetent organisation’ after seeing ‘damning’ report http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15528631.MP_Helen_Jones_labels_LiveWire__incompetent_organisation__after_seeing__damning__report/ Eastbourne Herald: 12 September http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/councillors-oppose-proposed-library-closures-1-8146232 East Sussex | Councillors oppose proposed library closures Hastings Observer: 12 September East Sussex | Proposals to close Ore’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2017

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 10 September Libraries SOS Day 19/10/17 – is it enough? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/libraries-sos-day-191017-is-it-enough.html?m=1 Leicester Mercury: 11 September Futuristic ‘self-access’ technology could replace library staff in Leicestershire http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/futuristic-self-access-technology-could-445971 North Wales Chronicle: 11 September Anglesey | Council seek your…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2017

Weston Mercury: 9 September Nth Somerset| Could merging libraries and children’s centres be a ‘revelation’ for ‘bridging the generation gap’? Children’s Centre & Worle Library merge. Less space for children’s centre and fewer books stocked by the library. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-children-s-centre-merger-may-benefit-all-generations-1-5183001 Nottingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2017

Question Everything blog: 7 September Proper Gander http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/proper-gander.html Bath Chronicle: 8 September LETTER: Library facilities would be ‘decimated’ by proposed move to Lewis House http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/letter-library-facilities-would-decimated-449634 BBC News: 8 September Warrington £16m leisure scheme finances ‘shocking’, says MP Hub to include…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2017

Ham & High: 7 September Top authors organise protest over Haringey Council’s library changes http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/children-s-and-young-adult-authors-organsie-protest-over-haringey-council-changes-to-librarian-role-1-5185257 This is Wiltshire: 7 September Parish councillors clash over future of north Swindon’s libraries http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15522334.Parish_councillors_clash_over_future_of_north_Swindon__39_s_libraries/ The Citizen: 7 September  Library visits fall across Lancashire, figures reveal http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/15518096.Library_visits_fall_across_Lancashire__figures_reveal/…