Category: NEWS

Man and Machine

The Library Campaign has received the following media request: ITN are currently making a programme about how machines are revolutionising modern society. They’re changing the way we work and the way we live. From driverless tube trains to self-service checkout…

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How good is your library Service?

  Reports on library data were released in February 2014. Here’s a rare present from the DCMS, the government department responsible for libraries.  reports that contains tables that compare library statistics for similar authorities. They are a very useful resource.…

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With friends like these…

Last week, the latest official (CIPFA) statistics on public libraries were published. Most striking was the finding that “staff numbers continued their fall, down 6.8% year on year, but in contrast there was a marked increase in the number of…

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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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IT’S NOW OR NEVER FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES

NATIONAL CONFERENCE AIMS FOR ACTION The Library Campaign – the national charity that supports library users – will make a supreme effort in November get everyone together to save public libraries. The occasion? Saturday November 23rd: the national Speak Up For Libraries conference…

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Do it Yourself Libraries

The latest announcement on www.gov.uk is of huge concern. Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management. https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it   Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign, says “I…

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