Tag: Barnet

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May

Blackpool Gazette: 26 MayLytham Library hope leads to new friends grouphttp://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/lytham-library-hope-leads-to-new-friends-group-1-8564102Borehamwood Times: 26 MayBarnet | FoI data shows increased PR spending by Barnet Council which could have been spent on librarieshttp://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/15311229.FoI_data_shows_increased_PR_spending/ Ham & High: 26 May Highgate Library ‘being sacrificed’ in…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 May

News Shopper: 4 May Greenwich bucks national trend as libraries post highest annual visits on record http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15265252.Greenwich_bucks_national_trend_as_libraries_post_highest_annual_visits_on_record/ Falmouth Packet: 4 May Cornwall | Helston Library to be halved in size – first look at redevelopment plans http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/15264251.Helston_Library_to_be_halved_in_size___first_look_at_redevelopment_plans/ North Somerset Times:…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709 Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530 Morning Star : 3 April Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March

East Anglian Daily Times : 13 March Framlingham Town Council set for new chapter – at library in Old Court House http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/framlingham_town_council_set_for_new_chapter_at_library_in_old_court_house_1_4928001 Get Reading : 13 March Wokingham library to close for a week but Woodley to reopen soon http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-library-close-week-woodley-12730055 Newbury Today : 13 March West Berkshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March

The Guardian : 7 March Councils are facing bankruptcy – is this the end of public service? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/councils-local-authorities-bankruptcy-public-service Huddersfield Examiner : 7 March Kirklees: Developer offers new library for Mirfield – if he can turn old one into an upmarket restaurant  http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/developer-offers-new-library-mirfield-12700276 Craven Herald : 7 March…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March

Bucks Free Press: 2 March Tourist centres in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough to merge with library service in bid to save £200,000 Wycombe District Council will pay Bucks County Council Library Services to run the information service, which…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January

LGA : 16th January Library services should be more accessible for e-readers, report says  http://www.localgov.co.uk/Library-services-should-be-more-accessible-for-e-readers-report-says/42357 Plymouth Herald : 16th January Council set to close TEN of Plymouth’s libraries and move book borrowing online  http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/council-could-close-ten-libraries-and-move-book-borrowing-online/story-30061880-detail/story.html Hackney Citizen : 16th January Hackney…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2016

Warrington Guardian : 28th December Deputy council leader sides with MP Helen Jones amid row over library closure proposals http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14983974.Deputy_council_leader_sides_with_MP_Helen_Jones_amid_row_over_library_closure_proposals/ Borehamwood Times : 28th December Barnet Council announced NW7 Hub and Kisharon among partners in major library services changes http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/14990685.Partners_announced_for_major_libraries_overhaul/…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2016

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 20th December Council unveils four charities which will run libraries following service cuts http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=116316&headline=Council%20unveils%20four%20charities%20which%20will%20run%20libraries%20following%20service%20cuts&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 News & Star : 20th December Cockermouth library campaigners refused consultation extension by Cumbria County Council http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Cockermouth-library-campaigners-refused-consultation-extension-by-Cumbria-County-Council-68d2e517-cfff-44e9-8cd0-e25823bc4369-ds Blackpool Gazette : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October

THE GUARDIAN : 26th October ‘There’s nowhere else for children’: Walsall locals react to library closure plans https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/26/theres-nowhere-else-for-children-walsall-locals-react-to-library-closure-plans Swindon Advertiser : 26th October Libraries campaigners to take their fight to parliament “The Freedom of Information request submitted by the campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2016

Government Business : 12th September Feature | The time of the library is now Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/time-library-now Public Finance : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th August Corbyn backs national libraries demonstration http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-backs-national-libraries-protest-380976 AtuaLitté : 19th August Désertées, les bibliothèques britanniques finiront-elles par être obsolètes ? https://www.actualitte.com/article/monde-edition/desertees-les-bibliotheques-britanniques-finiront-elles-par-etre-obsoletes/66510 Coventry Telegraph : 19th August Plan to slash £3.8million from Coventry’s libraries and children’s services…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 June 2016

The Digital Post : 10th June How public libraries promote digital inclusion http://www.thedigitalpost.eu/2016/channel-digital-single-market/how-public-libraries-promote-digital-inclusion THE BOOKSELLER : 13th June Duffy, Straus and Basford recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stella-duffy-receives-obe-queens-birthday-honours-333601 North London Today : 13th June Barnet | Six libraries closed due to industrial…

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: 1 June 2016

Manchester Evening News : 1st June Libraries at risk in Bury as council looks to make further savings after government cuts http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/libraries-risk-bury-council-looks-11414374 Swindon Advertiser: 1st June Youngsters urged to get creative as libraries campaign launches poster and poetry competition http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14530133.Youngsters_urged_to_get_creative_as_libraries_campaign_launches_poster_and_poetry_competition/…

Library News Round-up: 19 January 2015

Penarth Times : 19th JanuaryLawyer warns council of challenges aheadPublic Law conference, to be attended by library campaign groups, at  the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on January 23 http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11734923.Lawyer_warns_council_of_challenges_ahead/Stoke Sentinel : 19th JanuaryStaffordshire County Council backtracks over local libraries planhttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-backtracks-local/story-25877927-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire…

Library News Round-up: 16 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 15th DecemberOutsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local governmentThe gutting of Barnet council means even births, deaths and marriages are managed elsewhere. Your town hall may be next.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/15/local-services-barnet-council-town-hall THE GUARDIAN : 16th DecemberArts Council England hires…

Library News Round-up: 4 December 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberGoodman out, Bryant in as shadow culture ministerhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/goodman-out-bryant-shadow-culture-ministerBBC News : 3rd DecemberLabour Reshuffle …Shadow arts minister Helen Goodman takes on the shadow welfare reform brief.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30310735Public Libraries News : 3rd DecemberEditorial | Peak Library, the perils of competitive tendering, double taxation…

Library News Round-up: 24 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 23rd NovemberEditorial | Speaking Up For Libraries, each in their own way?Analysis of contributions from Helen Goodman MP (Lab), Justin Tomlinson MP (Con) and Martin Francis (Green Party) The LibDems were not represented. http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/speaking-up-for-libraries-each-in-their-own-way.htmlBBC News :  24th NovemberScottish…