Tag: Brent council

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2016

James Powney’s Blog : 1st February Brent Library Privatisation Ditched http://jamespowney.blogspot.co.uk/2016/02/brent-library-privatisation-ditched.html LGA : 1st February Transitional support needed for councils following funding shake-up http://www.local.gov.uk/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10180/7671840?_56_INSTANCE_0000_templateId=NEWS BBC News : 1st February Oxfordshire | Bicester town centre’s new library to open in April http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35458233 Stamford…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2015

Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth Council Scrutiny response shows setting up of book-ish gyms will take £1m of funding away from other leisure services http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/11/lambeth-council-scrutiny-response-shows-setting-up-of-book-ish-gyms-will-take-1m-of-funding-away-from-other-lambeth-leisure-services/ Brixton Buzz : 10th November Lambeth library campaigner pens open letter to Cllr Jane…

Library News Round-up: 12 September 2015

BBC News : 12th SeptemberNew £10m Willesden Green library and art space opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34232095Facebook | Support for Axminster Library Formal complaint to Devon County Council – Devon Libraries Consultation The full, seven-page letter is published page by page – in the left-hand columnhttps://www.facebook.com/Support-for-Axminster-Library-504457342993799/timeline/?ref=hlShropshire…

Library News Round-up: 27 July 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JulyDavid Cameron’s cuts mean 360,000 children couldn’t visit a library last yearhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-cuts-mean-360000-6144193THE INDEPENDENT : 27th JulyGoogle scheme saves Birmingham Library from restricting opening hours over budget cutshttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/google-scheme-saves-birmingham-library-from-restricting-opening-hours-over-budget-cuts-10417082.html Birmingham Mail : 27th JulyLibrary of Birmingham to open to…

Library News Round-up: 13 June 2015

BBC News : 12th JuneLibrary loans in Warwickshire (community libraries) down by 46% since 2011/12http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-33081298 Brent & Kilburn Times : 12th JuneKensal Rise Library holds an open day for the communityhttp://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/kensal_rise_library_holds_an_open_day_for_the_community_1_4109789Friends of The Library of Birmingham : 13th JuneVIDEO | Alan Gibbons speaking…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 4 January 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 4th JanuaryCoffee is only the start of the future of our librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/04/future-libraries-closure-government-report Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuaryBrent Council proposes to privatise the management of its library servicehttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-council-proposes-to-privatise.html …Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th JanuarySave Bob Lawrence Library Campaign –…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 June 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th June Save libraries by putting them in the pub, says the man tasked by Government to save them http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/save-libraries-by-putting-them-in-the-pub-says-the-man-tasked-by-government-to-save-them-9569208.html Public Libraries News : 26th June Editorial | Sieghart plans out our future: plus strike action and volunteers walking…

Libraries News Round-up: 31th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Books on Prescription scheme sees loans rise  More than 100,000 people have made use of the Books on Prescription scheme since it launched in public libraries last summer. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/books-prescription-scheme-sees-loans-rise.html Luton Today : 31st January Article…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th October 2013

Bristol247.com : 25th October Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time  He highlighted Brent Council’s “radical” changes to library services, which he said had brought overall improvements. http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/25/bristol-libraries-future-darkens-mayor-question-time-93913/ BBC News : 25th October Luton library closures announced due to…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th September 2013

BBC Radio 4 iPlayer : 4th September Michael Rosen | Our Libraries: The Next Chapter – Episode 1  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx7b Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd September Open Letter from a 90-year old Lincolnshire resident to his councillor http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/09/03/an-open-letter-from-a-90-year-old-lincolnshire-resident-to-his-councillor/ Luton Today : 4th September Ideas…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st August 2013

PRIVATE EYE | Library News  Issue No. 1347 Item (1) Lincolnshire | Item (2) JLIS takeovers‏ available in all good newsagents Gainsborough Standard : 21st August Lincolnshire: Gainsborough MP condemns council’s plans for libraries “Yes, changes should be made to make our…