Category: LIBRARIES IN THE NEWS

Libraries News Round-up: 15th September 2013

New Save Our Libraries – Campaign to halt library closures in Moray and throughout Scotland Campaigners to lobby Council Convenor http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=39   and on Twitter: @MorayLibraries Spalding Today : 15th September Dream to save library for a village hub A survey has been sent…

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Libraries News Round-up: 13th September 2013

Bury Times : 13th September Plan to turn most of Bury Library into sculpture centre branded ‘ridiculous’ http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/10674964.Plan_to_turn_most_of_Bury_Library_into_sculpture_centre_branded__ridiculous_/ Northern Scot : 13th September Legal challenge to library closures http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Legal-challenge-to-library-closures-13092013.htm The Lincolnite : 13th September Protest as councillors debate Lincolnshire libraries…

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Libraries News Round-up: 12th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th September ‘The price of libraries is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation’ Lincolnshire’s library cuts do not make economic sense because growth relies on a literate public, argues author Abigail Tarttelin. http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/sep/12/lincolnshire-libraries-cuts-ignorant-nation Bay TV…

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Libraries News Round-up: 10th September 2013

No Confidence in Ed Vaizey : 10th September Bob Usherwood: our professional duty to support the motion http://noconfidenceinedvaizey.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/bob-usherwood-our-professional-duty-to-support-the-motion/ Inside Moray : 10th September Opposition gathers as Moray Council admit legal challenge likely http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=835 The Scotsman : 10th September Half of…

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Libraries News Round-up: 9th September 2013

London Evening Standard : 9th September Lambeth | Council facing £150,000 bill after squatters trash ex-library  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/council-facing-150000-bill-after-squatters-trash-exlibrary-8804548.html OTS News : 8th September Sefton Council Discriminating Over Access To Library Anyone who believes that Sefton Council is discriminating against the people of Southport…

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Libraries News Round-up: 8th September 2013

Spalding Today : 8th September Letter – Market Deeping | Library: Disgusted and ashamed at county council http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/library-disgusted-and-ashamed-at-county-council-1-5461601 Friends of Barham Library : 8th September Letter to ACAVA re Barham Library http://barhamlibrary.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/letter-to-acava-re-barham-library/ PC Pro : 7th September Ebooks: the final…

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Libraries News Round-up: 7th September 2013

DutchNews.nl : 7th September Not all libraries should be closed: cabinet http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/09/not_all_libraries_should_be_cl.php THE INDEPENDENT : 7th September Boyd Tonkin: Brum’s palace of the book is a triumph – but can it spread its golden glow? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/boyd-tonkin-brums-palace-of-the-book-is-a-triumph–but-can-it-spread-its-golden-glow-8803070.html Birmingham Press : 3rd…

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Libraries News Round-up: 4th September 2013

BBC Radio 4 iPlayer : 4th September Michael Rosen | Our Libraries: The Next Chapter – Episode 1  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx7b Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd September Open Letter from a 90-year old Lincolnshire resident to his councillor http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/09/03/an-open-letter-from-a-90-year-old-lincolnshire-resident-to-his-councillor/ Luton Today : 4th September Ideas…

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Libraries News Round-up: 1st September 2013

The Observer : 1st September Birmingham’s last hurrah for local pride before civic Britain is culled http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/01/birmingham-library-last-hurrah-civic-britain Spalding Guardian : 1st September Anger over plans to close libraries ” I can’t see the need or the point of any of…

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