Category: Library Campaigns

Developments in Darlington

Things are hotting up in Darlington. The local press reports that a town centre library is up for a change to become a community centre or be sold for redevelopment. Local campaigners have made a series of videos about their both Crown…

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The Library Campaign wishes Save Lincolnshire Libraries every success in the High Court on 21 & 22 July 2015

A reminder of Save Lincolnshire Libraries press statement about the hearing and potential Judicial Review that is starting tomorrow in the High Court. http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/06/22/lincolnshire-county-council-library-plans-to-be-challenged-again-in-the-high-court/ Follow for updates: Official Hashtag #LibrariesHighCourt Live stream of this tag being used  https://twitter.com/hashtag/LibrariesHighCourt?src=hash&f=tweets Twitter accounts…

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Lincs libraries – madness!

Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign, writes, Nothing rational explains the decision by pig-headed Lincs County Council to destroy most of their library service – even though they don’t need to! They insist on dumping 30 libraries on to…

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Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th AugustLiverpool, Glamorgan and Islington face library cutshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/liverpool-glamorgan-and-islington-face-library-cuts.htmlITV News : 8th AugustLibraries at risk of closure in Liverpool funding reviewhttp://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-08-08/libraries-at-risk-of-closure-in-liverpool-funding-review/Liverpool Echo : 8th AugustJade Wright: We must fight library closures every step of the way “I’d run the…

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Saving Stony Stratford Library

Some time ago the Friends of Stony Stratford Library (FOSSL) ran a very successful campaign, called ‘Wot No Books’, to save their local library, which was threatened with closure. As part of this, all the books were taken out of…

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Ode to Libraries

Ode to Libraries Making Waves choir sing their protest at the savage cuts to public libraries, written for the National Libraries Day February 2013, first performed at Newbiggin Hall Library in Newcastle under threat of closure by the council. This…

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Swindon’s Libraries postcode lottery

Library Campaigner and Swindon resident Shirley Burnham has sent the following to each  Councillor in Swindon in preparation for the Budget Setting meeting tomorrow. Dear Councillor Council Meeting – 21st February The Small Libraries : Covingham & Liden, Old Town,…

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