LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July

Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd July A Tale Full of Fact and Fiction https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/07/22/a-tale-full-of-fact-and-fiction/ East Anglian Daily Times: 22 July Suffolk communities are like ‘sleeping tigers’ – they will protect our libraries says outgoing boss http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-communities-are-like-sleeping-tigers-they-will-protect-our-libraries-says-outgoing-boss-1-5116441 North Somerset Times: 22…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 July

Gazette & Herald: 21 July North Yorkshire | Celebrations mark the reopening of Norton library Now a volunteer-run library, with rooms to rent http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15409899.Celebrations_mark_the_reopening_of_library/ Blackpool Gazette: 21 July Grand opening planned for cafe Dementia-friendly cafe open is Anchorsholme Library http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/grand-opening-planned-for-cafe-1-8662216…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July

Bath Echo: 19 July Bath MP Wera Hobhouse calls for end to ‘shambles’ created over library future http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/bath-mp-wera-hobhouse-calls-end-shambles-created-library-future-74194/ St Austell Voice: 19 July Cornwall | Library is next asset to transfer to town council http://www.staustellvoice.co.uk/news/73/article/6540/ Construction News: 19 July Hounslow…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July

Telegraph & Argus: 17 July Libraries in Undercliffe, Haworth Road and Menston remain closed after Council withdrew staff to save cash in April http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/15414171.Three_libraries_remain_closed_after_Council_withdrew_staff_to_save_cash_in_April/ Broken Barnet: 17 July Children at risk: Time to take responsibility – a joint statement Includes…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July

Westmorland Gazette: 13 July Lancashire | Bolton-le-Sands and Silverdale libraries on brink of new chapter today (Thursday) at Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15401805.Bolton_le_Sands_and_Silverdale_libraries_on_brink_of_new_chapter_today__Thursday_/ Lancashire Evening Post: 13 July Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras http://www.lep.co.uk/news/cabinet-decision-due-on-reopening-libraries-and-fishergate-traffic-cameras-1-8647554…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July

Evening Express: 1 July Tendering go-ahead approved for multi-million pound Aberdeen hub https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tendering-go-ahead-approved-multi-million-pound-aberdeen-hub-project/ Express & Star: 1 July Outrage as nine Walsall libraries close their doors for good – VIDEO https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/07/01/outrage-as-nine-walsall-libraries-close-their-doors-for-good/ Weston & Somerset Mercury: 1 July North Somerset Council |…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 June

The Bookseller: 30 June ‘Bitter disappointment’ as Bury set to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bury-close-10-libraries-579436 Express & Star: 30 June Nine Walsall libraries close for good amid cut backs Walsall town centre library is to undergo a multi-million-pound major revamp as…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June

The Bookseller: 28 June Concerns over Forest Hill Library plans to rent desk space Comments from library campaigners, including Dawn Finch, Alan Wylie and Laura Swaffield http://www.thebookseller.com/news/forest-hill-starts-renting-desk-space-576116 Lancashire Telegraph: 28 June The Veterans Association group, who saved the Pike Hill…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…