Tag Archive for budget cuts

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1417 Library News | DCMS + Lambeth and Lincolnshire Available now in newsagents Fleetwood Today : 27th April Lancashire | Political row over libraries protest in Wyre http://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/news/local/political-row-over-libraries-protest-in-wyre-1-7879761 BBC News : 27th April Listed Walkley Library in Sheffield to house bar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36143741…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April 2016

Bristol Post : 22nd April Five Bristol libraries face closure next Thursday due to strike action http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Bristol-libraries-face-closure-Thursday-strike/story-29153013-detail/story.html Hunts Post : 22nd April Cambs | Huntingdonshire libraries face cut in opening hours as part of savings drive http://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/huntingdonshire_libraries_face_cut_in_opening_hours_as_part_of_savings_drive_1_4505303 Chronicle Live : 22nd April…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 April 2016

Get West London : 21st April Council denies asset-stripping as community vows ‘to fight for future of North Kensington Library’ http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/council-denies-asset-stripping-community-11216646 Get Reading : 21st April Reading schoolboy wins a trip to Downing Street with a film about library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April 2016

Hinckley Times : 17th April Leicestershire faces MORE cuts to library and heritage services http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/leicestershire-faces-more-cuts-library-11179220 Boston Standard : 17th April Lincolnshire | Application made to turn former library into shops http://www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/application-made-to-turn-former-library-into-shops-1-7332007 London SE1 : 17th April Lambeth | Waterloo Library will leave Lower Marsh…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th April Saving libraries from cuts is crucial, say UK readers in survey http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/13/saving-libraries-from-cuts-is-crucial-say-uk-readers-in-survey BBC News : 13th April Dorset school library service scrapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36036354 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1416 Library News | Hove’s Carnegie Library Available in newsagents…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th April Government intervention in Lambeth libraries confirmed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervention-lambeth-libraries-confirmed-326169 THE BOOKSELLER: 11th April The Carnegie lesson http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/carnegie-lesson-326148 Leicester Mercury : 12th April Deals could be struck to save three more of the (36) closure-threatened Leicestershire libraries http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Deals-struck-save-closure-threatened/story-29095623-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…