Tag: 1964 Act

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2018

BBC News: 11 April Northamptonshire libraries in legal action against closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43726556 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 11 April Schools and libraries to become advertising sites to pay for Northants County Council’s marketing department https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/schools-and-libraries-to-become-advertising-sites-to-pay-for-northants-county-council-s-marketing-department-1-8453654 Huddersfield Examiner: 11 April Kirklees | Labour pledges…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2018

The Guardian: 7 April Library cuts hurt us all, but they hit homeless people the hardest https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2018/apr/07/library-cuts-hurt-hit-homeless-people-council-outreach The Argus: 6 April Brighton & Hove | Library changes are ‘against spirit of law’ http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16141544.Library_changes_are____against_spirit_of_law___/ Brighton & Hove News: 6 April Opinion…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2018

The Guardian: 21 March Government may intervene in Northampton library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/21/government-eyes-intervention-into-northampton-library-closures Barnet Unison: 22 March Fire safety issues in Barnet Libraries http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/wp/2018/03/22/fire-safety-issues-in-barnet-libraries/ Times & Star: 22 March Cumbria | Town council to pay for library newspapers http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Town-council-to-pay-for-library-newspapers-b9984c8c-3bb5-4b87-86f5-1b87e7d65d12-ds Wellington Weekly News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March 2018

The Bookseller: 20 March Government to intervene in Northamptonshire library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervene-northamptonshire-library-closures-752236 LGA: 20 March Northamptonshire | Council faces government probe into library cuts https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-faces-government-probe-into-library-cuts/44966 Banbury Guardian: 20 March Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/culture-secretary-to-probe-northamptonshire-library-closures-1-8423008 Plymouth Herald: 20…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2018

BBC News: 19 March Northamptonshire County Council: Government to probe library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43462573 DCMS: 19 March Letter from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, confirming a formal complaint under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-culture-secretary-matt-hancock-confirming-a-formal-complaint-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 19 March Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2018

i News: 1 March World Book Day: ‘Drastic’ decline in libraries book stock revealed https://inews.co.uk/news/world-book-day-drastic-decline-libraries-book-stock-revealed/ Northampton Chronicle: 1 March National library institute calls for inquiry into Northamptonshire library cuts https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/national-library-institute-calls-for-inquiry-into-northamptonshire-library-cuts-1-8398782 Camelford & Delabole Post: 1 March Cornwall | Camelford Town Council prepares for library…

MY LIBRARY BY RIGHT

Librarians’ association CILIP has launched a really punchy campaign that The Library Campaign is happy to support. It states clearly what we all know – that a quality library service is our right. And it’s the law! It’s good to…

Unhappy birthday, 1964 Act!

Yes, it’s 50 years old and showing its age a bit – the 1964 Public Libraries & Museums Act. This finally made providing (and promoting) public libraries a legal duty for councils, not just an option. And it gave the…