Tag: budget cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2016

Leicester Mercury : 15th September Leicester libraries and communities centres may be sold to cut costs http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-libraries-and-communities-centres-may-be-sold-to-cut-costs/story-29720112-detail/story.html Lytham St Annes Express : 15th September ‘The fight for our libraries goes on’ Mr Menzies is continuing to pursue the issue with…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th September Rebuck: ‘libraries and literacy crucial for health of the nation’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rebuck-makes-lords-literacy-plea-health-our-nation-391831 Unite the Union : 13th September Bromley Council’s plan to run-down and break up local libraries falls apart http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/bromley-councils-plan-to-run-down-and-break-up-local-libraries-falls-apart/ Daily Post : 13th September…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2016

Government Business : 12th September Feature | The time of the library is now Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/time-library-now Public Finance : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2016

House of Lords Hansard : 8th Sept 2016 Civil Society and Lobbying @12.47 pm.  Baroness Rebuck (Lab) – Libraries http://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-09-08/debates/16090838000309/CivilSocietyAndLobbying#contribution-16090838000150 Rotherham Advertiser : 9th September £474,000 to be cut from libraries budget http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/104402/-474-000-to-be-cut-from-libraries-budget.aspx That’s Lancashire : 9th September VIDEO > Lancashire County Council agrees to…

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/