Tag Archive for Books

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January

Plymouth Herald : 25th January Library closures: Everything you need to know as consultation begins today http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-everything-you-need-to-know-as-consultation-begins-today/story-30084765-detail/story.html Blog Preston : 25th January Lancashire | Penwortham library and childrens centre are saved http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2017/01/penwortham-library-and-childrens-centre-are-saved/ Greenwich Conservatives : 25th January Conservatives press case for ‘Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2016

The Star : 22 September Sheffield | Letter | Community centres? http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/community-centres-1-8140402 The Bookseller : 23 September Pullman, Blackman and Rosen urge Bradley to act on libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-urge-call-library-action-398621 Plymouth Herald : 23 September Plymouth union leader vows to fight council’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2016

Blog Preston : 11th September Lancashire | Fulwood Library fight ‘not over’ as Preston MP to call-in closure decision with government http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/09/fulwood-library-fight-not-over-as-preston-mp-to-call-in-closure-decision-with-government/ Chronicle Live : 11th September Northumberland | Cramlington’s library services have been moved into the town’s new £3.5m leisure centre http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-35m-cramlington-leisure-centre-11871000 You Tube…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2016

BBC News : 11th August Ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey slams mobile library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37037934 Society of Authors : 11th August Should Knowledge Be Taxed? http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/should-knowledge-be-taxed DCMS Taking Part Survey 2015/16 Library usage has fallen from one half of UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Letter | Noisier libraries with even fewer books Scroll down for letter http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/07/28/letters-rural-grants-paralysed-by-second-guessing-of-brexit-by-b/ Evesham Journal : 29th July Revised Ludlow Library story Reduction in opening hours will save just £4,000 from Shropshire Council’s annual libraries budget, it is…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June 2016

CILIP : 22nd June Bringing people together in memories http://www.cilip.org.uk/blog/bringing-people-together-memories SCL : 22nd June Libraries to Invest Time and Resources in Art and Culture http://goscl.com/libraries-to-invest-time-and-resources-in-art-and-culture/ SCL BBC and Society of Chief Librarians Sign Strategic Partnership http://goscl.com/bbc-and-society-of-chief-librarians-sign-strategic-partnership/ Derry Journal : 22nd…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2016

Arts Technica UK : 16th June E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/ebooks-lending-public-libraries-advocate-general-cjeu/ Palatinate.org.uk : 17th June The government are waging war against the poor on a new, quiet frontier http://www.palatinate.org.uk/the-government-are-waging-war-against-the-poor-on-a-new-quiet-frontier/ LGA : 17th June…

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/…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th May Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/books-ebook-publishers-paper?CMP=share_btn_tw Swindon Advertiser : 12th May Councillor urged to back up her pre-election library promises http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14489911.Councillor_urged_to_back_up_her_pre_election_library_promises/

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 17th January 14 million fewer books available in libraries than when David Cameron took office http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/12102686/14-million-fewer-books-available-in-libraries-than-when-David-Cameron-took-office.html Leon’s Library Blog : 17th January Sometimes I Get So Angry..! http://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/01/17/sometimes-i-get-so-angry/

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 9 August 2015

Hinckley Times : 9th AugustLeicestershire | Future looks bright for village library35 more to be similarly “off-loaded” http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/future-looks-bright-village-library-9801788 Spalding Today : 9th AugustLincolnshire | Library volunteers plea ‘putting an end to council cuts politics’ “There are a lot of people in the area who may have…

Library News Round-up: 29 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th JulyLibrarians dispute children’s attendance ‘fall’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/librarians-dispute-childrens-attendance-fall-308324Lincolnshire Echo : 29th JulyCouncil leader Martin Hill launches scathing attack on Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaignershttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-leader-Martin-Hill-launches-scathing/story-27506790-detail/story.htmlHucknall Dispatch : 29th JulySave our libraries – plea to Notts councilhttp://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/local/save-our-libraries-plea-to-notts-council-1-7383379The Scotsman : 29th JulyLibraries are…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…