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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: 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: 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…