Tag: budget cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September ‘War on social cohesion’: Finch slams community cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-president-reveals-pressures-community-volunteers-390726 Edinburgh Evening News : 8th September Chris Riddell: Libraries play vital role helping children find the perfect book to read for pleasure http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/chris-riddell-libraries-play-vital-role-in-helping-children-find-the-perfect-book-to-read-for-pleasure-1-4224564 Gazette Series :…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 4th September Editorial | Staffordshire, Sunderland, Bedford and … Ping Pong http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/staffordshire-sunderland-bedford-and-ping-pong.html Libraries Taskforce: 5th September Stronger, more resilient communities: how libraries deliver — Julia Chandler https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/05/stronger-more-resilient-communities-how-libraries-deliver/ Ledbury Reporter : 5th September Herefordshire | Library campaign group says fewer people…

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: 3 August 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1424 (p.34) | Library News : Derby Available in newsagents today Mix 96 Radio : 3rd August Bucks Libraries Could Go It AloneTo Save Millions http://www.mix96.co.uk/news/local/2056620/bucks-libraries-could-go-it-aloneto-save-millions/ THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd August BBC Radio and libraries partner for…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2016

Reading Educator : 9th June Why Cilip’s ‘kite mark’ will crash and burn https://readingeducator.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/why-cilips-kite-mark-will-crash-and-burn/ Cambridge News : 9th June Backlash as cash-strapped Cambridgeshire County Council bring in £1 charge on book reservations http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Backlash-cash-strapped-Cambridgeshire-County/story-29380072-detail/story.html The Argus : 9th June Greens and…

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: 6 June 2016

Carrick Times : 6th June NI | Protest called against cuts to Carrick Library opening hours http://www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/news/carrickfergus-news/protest-called-against-cuts-to-carrick-library-opening-hours-1-7417322 Gazette Live : 5th June Stockton | Pensioner forced to stand outside Fairfield Library to petition against its closure http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/pensioner-forced-stand-outside-fairfield-11429372 Shropshire Star : 5th June Shropshire Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st May BBC launches Love To Read campaign at Hay http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bbc-launches-lovetoread-hay-330725 Northern Echo : 31st May Darlington councillors fail to back campaign to save library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14525333.Darlington_councillors_fail_to_back_campaign_to_save_library/ York Press : 31st May York Libraries could be in line…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th May London library closures cost local council three times more than keeping them open http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lambeth-council-london-library-closures-cost-three-times-more-than-it-did-to-keep-them-open-a7043921.html THE BOOKSELLER : 24th May Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stephen-fry-becomes-cilips-poster-boy-save-libraries-330283 Booktrade Info : 24th May Stephen Fry Supports…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 22nd May Council closed libraries to cut costs, then spent more to guard them Lambeth http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/22/lambeth-council-closed-libraries-security-guards Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd May Mythomania https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/22/mythomania/

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May 2016

UTV : 18th May Anger over plans to cut NI library hours http://www.u.tv/News/2016/05/18/Anger-over-plans-to-cut-NI-library-hours-59182 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Public inquiry threat over libraries axe http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/arts/public-inquiry-threat-over-libraries-axe-1-7917583 Blackpool Gazette : 18th May Lancashire | Politically Correct by Howard Ballard County Hall politics closed our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/opinion/politically-correct-by-howard-ballard-1-7917871 Newbury…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 17th May How do I join the Summer Reading Challenge 2016? http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/may/17/how-do-i-join-the-summer-reading-challenge-2016 BBC News : 17th May Libraries NI: Opening hours could be cut at 14 premises under plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36309813 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th May ‘Lewisham…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2016

Make a difference https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/12/make-a-difference/ Northern Echo : 12th May Friends group launched to save Darlington’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14489490.Friends_group_launched_to_save_Darlington_s_libraries/ Skegness Standard : 11th May Lincolnshire | New-look Alford Library offers homely atmopshere http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-look-alford-library-offers-homely-atmopshere-1-7379407 Lytham St Anne’s Express : 12th May Lancashire | MP condemns closure hit-list…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th May MP’s campaign against Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mp-criticses-lancashire-library-closures-328510 You Tube | Lancashire Headline News : 9th May Campaigners disappointed at plans to close 29 Lancashire libraries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7o7sWFKasA Lancashire Telegraph : 9th May County Council boss accused…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 May 2016

BBC News : 7th May Lancashire libraries closure plan criticised by MP Paul Maynard MP http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-36233716 Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen : 8th May Anger as county reveals libraries and childrens centres hit list http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/14478441.Anger_as_county_reveals_libraries_and_childrens_centres_hit_list/

Libraries News Round-up: 6 May 2016

Herefordshire Live : 6th May Closed book: Hereford Library unlikely to open again until 2017 http://herefordshirelive.co.uk/culture/news/closed-book-hereford-library-unlikely-to-open-again-until-2017 Lancashire County Council : 6th May Cabinet report outlines plans to transform services with fewer buildings needed http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details/?Id=PR16/0192 Clitheroe Advertiser : 6th May REVEALED:…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd May Library use falling sharply, study shows http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/03/library-use-falling-sharply-study-shows London Evening Standard : 3rd May Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures and mergers gather pace http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stephen-fry-defends-lifesaving-libraries-as-closures-and-mergers-gather-pace-a3238516.html Socialist Worker : 3rd May Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2016

Cumnock Chronicle : 1st May Dumfries & Galloway | Three local services in Sanquhar will be combined http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/14464226.Sanquhar_to_get_combined_council_services/ Torquay Herald Express : 30th April Devon | Ashburton’s new Library at the Post Office has encouraged more young people to read http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Ashburton-s-new-Library-Post-Office-encouraged/story-29193446-detail/story.html#1 Lichfield Mercury :…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…