Tag: Bristol

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2017

iNews: 20 October Northamptonshire | Alan Moore rails against plan to shut down libraries that ‘made’ him https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/alan-moore-rails-plan-shut-libraries-made/ Bournemouth Echo: 20 October Letter to the Editor: Keep our libraries, get rid of councillors http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15608784.Letter_to_the_Editor__Keep_our_libraries__get_rid_of_councillors/ Bath Chronicle: 20 October Lib Dems…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 September 2017

Western Telegraph: 17 September Pembrokeshire | Council want you to ‘have your say’ http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/15540631.Council_want_you_to___39_have_your_say__39_/ Ten consultation meetings. Plans to combine council services. Evening Standard: 18 September Kensington & Chelsea | Plan to lease North Kensington library to £5,800-a-term prep school scrapped…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 23 June Highgate Library campaigners consider legal action  Includes poll, and a comment from library campaigner, Alan Wylie (not Alan Whitely, as per original article) of Voices for the Library & Speak Up for Libraries  http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/highgate-library-campaigners-consider-legal-action-1-5075785 Huddersfield Examiner:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June

Fife Today: 14 June Leading tenants’ group brand new library hub a “disgrace” http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/leading-tenants-group-brand-new-library-hub-a-disgrace-1-4474559 Derby Telegraph: 14 June Job Centre Plus and library set to be part of new-look Derby City Council House http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/job-centre-plus-and-library-to-be-part-of-new-look-derby-city-council-house/story-30388270-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald: 14 June SAVED! Four…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 June

Bristol 24/7: 13 June More than half of Bristol’s libraries could close Under new proposals, the number of libraries will go down from 27 to just 10, with a reduction in opening hours for the libraries that remain. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/half-bristols-libraries-close/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2016

ITV News : 7th December The future of libraries in Swindon to be decided http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-12-07/the-future-of-libraries-in-swindon-to-be-decided/ BBC News : 6th December Self service libraries in North Somerset ‘to cut costs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38219337 Bristol Post : 7th December £92million council cuts: Bristol’s libraries back in…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 November 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th November Leading authors join protest march against cuts to cultural services https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/nov/05/leading-authors-join-protest-march-against-cuts-to-cultural-services BT.com : 5th November Authors join protest against library and museum cuts http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/campaigners-set-to-march-over-library-cuts-11364110683827 ITV News : 5th November Campaigners set to march against cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…

Library News Round-up: 2 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 26 March 2015

Arts Council : 25th MarchThe health and wellbeing benefits of public librarieshttp://www.artscouncil.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/browse-advice-and-guidance/health-and-wellbeing-benefits-public-librariesFull Report :  http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/media/uploads/Health_and_wellbeing_benefits_of_public_libraries_full_report.pdf THE GUARDIAN : 26th MarchA master’s in librarianship could enhance your shelf life http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/mar/26/a-masters-in-librarianship-could-enhance-your-shelf-lifeShropshire Star : 26th MarchLeading Article | Libraries a challenge for groups22 Shropshire libraries are earmarked for…

Library News Round-up: 25 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th MarchPoliticians vie for author votes at lively hustingsThe lively debate, which ended with Vaizey and Bryant arguing on stage over issues including funding for libraries, was moderated by SoA chairman Daniel Hahn.http://www.thebookseller.com/news/politicians-vie-author-votes-lively-hustingsLoughborough Echo : 24th MarchLeicestershire | Residents…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 31 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st OctoberCulture secretary ‘not minded to intervene in Sheffield’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/culture-secretary-not-minded-intervene-sheffieldLGA : 31st OctoberMinister unlikely to intervene on Sheffield’s library changesSheffield Council’s plan to allow volunteers to run its 15 branch libraries have been branded ‘thorough and well considered’…

Library News Round-up: 28 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 28th OctoberParks and leisure centres under threat as ageing population swallows council budgetsThousands of libraries, parks and leisure centres could come under threat as councils are forced to consider unprecedented cuts to prevent the elderly care system collapsing,…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th June Libraries’ economic contribution ‘can only be measured long-term’ Public libraries have an economic impact on their communities that far exceeds their “traditional perception”, according to a report released by Arts Council England (ACE). http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-economic-contribution-can-only-be-measured-long-term.html ACE…