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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,…

Library News Round-up: 20 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPHBoom time for children’s books as sales soar, but where are readers?Funding cuts in schools and libraries have put books out of reach for many children, says head of London-based literary agency The Bright Group http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/11681814/Boom-time-for-childrens-books-as-sales-soar-but-where-are-readers.htmlEast Grinstead Courier : 20th…