Tag Archive for Barnet libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 2 August

The Bookseller: 2 August 2017 Government to investigate Barnet’s library provision http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-investigate-barnets-library-provision-607541 Sunderland Echo: 2 August 2017 Optimistic for Fulwell Community Library’s future Volunteer-led library opens http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/optimistic-for-fulwell-community-library-s-future-1-8682726

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April

The Courier: 24 April Fife | Story of Largo Library is a happy ever after Largo Library reopens as volunteer-run facility https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/uncategorised/411433/story-of-largo-library-is-a-happy-ever-after/ Rossendale Free Press: 24 April Lancashire | Government inquiry could investigate library cuts in Rossendale http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/government-inquiry-could-investigate-library-12916312 Broken Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 10th June The internet and coffee shops are no replacement for libraries http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/10/libraries-cuts-ya-shot-polly-ho-yen?CMP=share_btn_tw Public Libraries News : 10th June Open Minds Open Libraries … but what’s on the #SCLHorizons? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/06/open-minds-open-libraries-but-whats-on-the-sclhorizons.html Brighton & Hove Independent : 10th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 7th June Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/07/care-home-residents-dementia-life-changing-power-of-library Socialist Worker : 7th June Strike planned for libraries in Barnet  https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42874/Strike+planned+for+libraries+in+Barnet North London Newspapers : 7th June Barnet | Council calls on communities to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Libraries Taskforce ‘Ambition’ report lacks detail on numbers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-ambition-report-lacks-detail-on-numbers-325162 THE GUARDIAN : 24th March Libraries are too important to leave to councils: it’s time to ringfence their funds http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/24/libraries-councils-ringfence-funding-budgets THE GUARDIAN : 24th March The…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library? Those who…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2016

Hereford Times : 15th March Herefordshire | Masters House and Ledbury Library go from strength to strength http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/14344491.Masters_House_and_Ledbury_Library_go_from_strength_to_strength/?ref=twtrec Lin Anderson Blog : 15th March Orkney | Stop the Cuts – Mobile Libraries are Vital http://www.lin-anderson.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/stop-cuts-mobile-libraries-are-vital.html The Lincolnite : 14th March…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2016

Socialist Worker : 1st March Escalating library strikes can bring Lambeth Council bosses to book https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42277/Escalating+library+strikes+can+bring+Lambeth+Council+bosses+to+book Get Bucks : 1st March Bucks libraries could be run as charities due to budget cuts http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/bucks-libraries-could-run-charities-10972748 Mix 96 Radio : 1st March Changes…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February 2016

Public Libraries News :  2nd February Swindon proposes just 1 out of 15 libraries to survive: SCL plans 2 day conference http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/swindon-proposes-just-1-out-of-15-libraries-to-survive-scl-plans-2-day-conference.html Times Series : 3rd February Barnet | Anger over unstaffed libraries Campaigners pretended to wreak havoc in a staff-free library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries - Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2015

YOU TUBE : 12th December Saving Southampton’s Libraries Needs More Council Support, Say Campaigners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jaf46DouFMU&feature=share Hartlepool Mail : 12th December The 7 budget cuts that will affect people in Hartlepool the most Scroll down – to ‘Libraries’ http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/local/the-7-budget-cuts-that-will-affect-people-in-hartlepool-the-most-1-7620310 Lincolnshire Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2015

YOU TUBE Save Barnet Libraries animation Residents & school children star in a new film.  It’s brilliant! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3XfibjbJuA&feature=youtu.be THE GUARDIAN : 11th December Val McDermid and Ian Rankin join attack on swingeing library cuts Fife and Lambeth featured.  Laura Swaffield quoted…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2015

Croydon Advertiser : 30th November ‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief Only central library to be retained? http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Possibility-Croydon-libraries-close-apart/story-28269849-detail/story.html HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2015

Times Series : 24th November Barnet council leader defends approach to outsourcing http://m.times-series.co.uk/news/14099606.Council_leader_defends_approach_to_outsourcing_as_union_warns_92__of_jobs_at_risk_of_being_farmed_out/ Lancaster Guardian : 24th November Lancaster and Morecambe children’s centres, libraries and day care centres hit list http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/community/lancaster-and-morecambe-children-s-centres-libraries-day-care-centres-hit-list-1-7588079 (some more from the 23rd) THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd…