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Libraries News Round-up: 13 January

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Library cuts harm young people’s mental health services, warns lobby https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/13/library-cuts-harm-young-peoples-mental-health-services-warns-lobby Sutton Coldfield Observer : 13th January  Thousands back ‘Save Sutton Coldfield Library’ campaign as petitions go to Birmingham City Council  http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/thousands-back-save-sutton-coldfield-library-campaign-as-petitions-go-to-birmingham-city-council/story-30056534-detail/story.html Darlington & Stockton…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October

BBC News : 20th October Plans to cut Walsall Council libraries from 16 to one revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37718448 BBC News : 20th October Hay-on-Wye: Town of books could lose its library http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-37713963 Bedfordshire News : 20th October Bedford | ‘Frustration, anger and upset’:…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 15 October Bold new vision for Preston’s Harris Library  Plans include development of a ‘community hub’ , including a library.  See comments http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/bold-new-vision-for-preston-s-harris-museum-1-81826 Sutton Coldfield News : 15 October Business Improvement District calls for support in battle to save library inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 June 2016

Wandsworth SW18 : 24th June Council leader explains how Wandsworth is saving money while protecting services http://www.wandsworthsw18.com/shared/conwandsworthservices002.htm The Star : 24th June Sheffield | Letter: Restaffing libraries should be a major priority http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/a-major-priority-1-7980633 Blackpool Gazette : 23rd June Anger at ‘snub’ over…

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…

Library News Round-up: 6 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th JanuaryStaffs library cuts set to include mobile servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/staffs-library-cuts-set-include-mobile-serviceBirmingham Post : 6th JanuaryBritish Library could offer lifeline to Library of BirminghamA partnership with the British Library could see Birmingham’s new £188 million library become its regional centre http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/british-library-could-offer-lifeline-8394050The…

Library News Round-up: 13 October 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 13th OctoberWhat about social justice? guest blog by John Vincenthttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/10/13/what-about-social-justice/Northampton Chronicle : 13th OctoberNational Childbirth Trust in Northampton hoping to “plug gaps” in support services for parents However, the council have said that they would help support ideas…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th March 2014

Leicester Mercury : 27th March First Person: Volunteer-run libraries rarely sustainable http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Volunteer-run-libraries-rarely-sustainable/story-20857387-detail/story.html Basingstoke Gazette : 26th March No chance of saving Kingsclere library But there was fury when they learned from Alec Kennedy, head of library operations at Hampshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th January 2014

The Westcountry : 10th January Cornwall | Jobs under threat as libraries and one stop shops to cut opening hours and merge http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/10928571.Jobs_under_threat_as_libraries_and_one_stop_shops_to_cut_opening_hours_and_merge/ ITV News : 10th January Nick Clegg backs campaign to save Sheffield libraries http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-01-10/nick-clegg-backs-campaign-to-save-sheffield-libraries/ Sheffield Telegraph : 10th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th January Ezra leaves DCMS advisory role Ezra’s advisory role replaced the Advisory Council for Libraries, which is a statutory requirement.  Laura Swaffield, chair of The Library Campaign, said: “Bang goes DCMS’s only source of independent, expert…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th November 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 14th November Unison’s stance is an open book – we fight on to save threatened libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/letters/unison-s-stance-is-an-open-book-we-fight-on-to-save-threatened-libraries-1-6243969 Wrexham.com : 14th November Committee Votes Against Closure Of Three Wrexham Libraries substantial detail about all new proposals http://www.wrexham.com/news/committee-votes-against-closure-of-three-wrexham-libraries-38321.html BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th November 2013

The Star : 13th November Sheffield library sites ‘set up to fail’ Sheffield Council officers have warned libraries kept open by community groups without public funding would lack any ‘real chance’ of staying open.  In a section of a draft…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th October 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 14th October Neil Gaiman: Closing libraries ‘is like stopping the vaccination programmes’  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/neil-gaiman-closing-libraries-is-like-stopping-the-vaccination-programmes-8879956.html Reading Agency : 14th October Neil Gaiman delivers our second annual lecture good detail and extracts http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/neil-gaiman-delivers-our-second-annual-lecture.html THE BOOKSELLER : 14th October Gaiman: closing…

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…