Tag: Barnet

Libraries news round-up: 25 July 2018

Barnet Times: 25 July Barnet children protest over libraries Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 July Legal hearing over fate of 21 Northamptonshire libraries Harrow Times: 25 July North Harrow Library to reopen in September thanks to community effort

Libraries news round-up: 24 July 2018

The Bookseller: 24 July Forbes removes article suggesting Amazon should replace libraries Nick Poole, Dawn Finch, Ian Anstice and Tim Coates quoted. Ham & High: 24 July Families campaign outside DCMS department against cuts to Barnet’s library services

Libraries news round-up: 28 June 2018

  The Times: 28 June Teenagers locked out of libraries as cash-strapped councils cut staff   Border Telegraph: 28 June Scottish Borders | School library concerns raised in Holyrood   Exmouth Journal: 28 June Devon | Topsham’s new community hub…

Libraries news round-up: 13 June 2018

BBC News: 13 June Scotland | Union concern over a plan to use pupils to run school libraries Peeblesshire News: 13 June Parents anger at their library used as misrepresented example PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1472 Library News (p.35) Librarians…

Libraries news round-up: 8 June 2018

Brixton Buzz: 8 June Lambeth Council wants to spend an extra £1M+ on the Carnegie book-ish gym at Herne Hill Barnet Times: 8 June Barnet’s youth assembly wants better libraries Brent & Kilburn Times: 8 June Brent | Malorees School…

Libraries news round-up: 5 June 2018

The Bookseller: 5 June Eighty librarians condemn deal between Home Office and SCL Northern Echo: 5 June Letters: Concerns remain over planned relocation of Darlington library Barnet Times: 5 June Barnet presses on with library business plans

Libraries news round-up: 4 June 2018

Hastings Observer: 4 June East Sussex | Plans for a community library move forwards Somerset Live: 4 June Everything you need to know about the new libraries coming to North East Somerset TES News: 4 June Anger over plan for…

Libraries news round-up: 25 May 2018

East Lothian Courier: 25 May Petition launched over cuts to library hours Chronicle Live: 25 May Gym and cafe plan for Newcastle library to stave off closure threat Chronicle Live: 25 May New plans revealed to save Fenham Library for…

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2018

Open Democracy: 27 April Public libraries are vital to local communities – Labour must fight to defend them written by Alan Wylie https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-wylie/public-libraries-are-vital-to-local-communities-labour-must-fight-to-defend-them  Eastbourne Herald: 27 April East Sussex | Both libraries need support https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/both-libraries-need-support-1-8477865 Barnet Times: 27 April Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2018

The Bookseller: 5 March Northamptonshire Council is ‘failing in its legal duties’ with library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-complains-dcms-about-careless-cuts-northamptonshire-libraries-743291 Blackpool Gazette: 5 March Lancashire | Longer library hours but jobs put at risk https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/longer-library-hours-but-jobs-put-at-risk-1-9047691 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 5 March North Lincolnshire | Scunthorpe Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

The Guardian: 17 January London libraries assess impact of Carillion collapse https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/17/london-libraries-assess-impact-of-carillion-collapse Public Finance: 17 January Public sector looks for ways to plug gap left by Carillion http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/01/public-sector-looks-ways-plug-gap-left-carillion The Bookseller: 17 January Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August

Ham & High: 1 August Save Barnet Libraries campaign sees first victory after protest as culture ministry registers formal complaint http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/politics/save-barnet-libraries-campaign-sees-first-victory-after-protest-as-culture-ministry-registers-formal-complaint-1-5131185 Blackpool Gazette: 1 August Lancashire | Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open Thornton Library likely to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 July

Broken Barnet blog: 23 July Save Our Libraries: Barnet’s children take their protest to Whitehall Children of Barnet take their protest to the DCMS tomorrow https://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/save-our-libraries-barnets-children.html

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July

Telegraph & Argus: 17 July Libraries in Undercliffe, Haworth Road and Menston remain closed after Council withdrew staff to save cash in April http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/15414171.Three_libraries_remain_closed_after_Council_withdrew_staff_to_save_cash_in_April/ Broken Barnet: 17 July Children at risk: Time to take responsibility – a joint statement Includes…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…