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Developments in Darlington

Things are hotting up in Darlington. The local press reports that a town centre library is up for a change to become a community centre or be sold for redevelopment. Local campaigners have made a series of videos about their both Crown…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 October 2016

Public Libraries News : 1st October Ideas Stores:  what the ideas are and why they’re important http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/practitioners/new-libraries/idea-stores-what-the-ideas-are-and-why-its-important Swindon Advertiser : 30th September Council urged to think again on library closures by 25 headteachers  http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/14776057.Council_urged_to_think_again_on_library_closures_by_25_headteachers/ Lancashire Telegraph : 1st October Campaigners…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 September 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 2nd September Swindon | Campaign to save Park Library is launched ahead of public meeting showdown http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14720858.Campaign_to_save_Park_Library_is_launched_ahead_of_public_meeting_showdown/ Lancashire Telegraph : 2nd September ‘We’ll carry on fight for our libraries’ – new petition launched http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/14720102.___We___ll_carry_on_fight_for_our_libraries______new_petition_launched/ Bedford Times & Citizen :…

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: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

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: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 April 2016

BBC News : 9th April Protesters end Carnegie Library occupation and hold rally http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36005307 Brixton Buzz : 9th April Thousands march in library protest lots of superb photographs http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-protest/36853 Socialist Worker : 9th April 2,000 march to support Carnegie library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th April Why we’ll continue our fight to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/apr/08/why-we-continue-our-fight-to-save-lambeth-carnegie-library THE GUARDIAN : 8th April If it weren’t for tax havens, Lambeth might be able to afford its libraries http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/apr/08/tax-havens-lambeth-libraries-cuts-panama-papers Socialist Worker : 8th…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April 2016

Newbury Today : 6th April West Berkshire | Were council’s library closure proposals legal? http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/17786/Were-council-s-library-closure-proposals.html BBC News : 6th April Education | Too many school libraries ‘face cuts or closure’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-35940002 DAILY MIRROR : 6th April Teachers call for Ofsted to check school libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2016

FT  Weekend : 2nd April page 4, national news Henry Mance, Political Editor:  Libraries on Borrowed Time as Volume of Cuts Grows Socialist Worker : 2nd April Carnegie library occupation deepens cracks in Lambeth’s austerity Labour Party https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42463/Carnegie+library+occupation+deepens+cracks+in+Lambeths+austerity+Labour+Party Brixton Buzz…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 January 2016

The Library Campaign : 1st January Sort out CIPFA, says Tim Coates, and TLC agrees http://www.librarycampaign.com/sort-out-cipfa-says-tim-coates-and-tlc-agrees/ Hinckley Times : 1st January Barwell library may not be facing final chapter Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2015

Public Libraries News : 6th December Editorial | Vlogging and library data http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/vlogging-and-library-data.html Falkirk Herald : 6th December Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”. http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/call-to-save-falkirk-libraries-before-it-s-too-late-1-3966584 Local…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2015

BBC News : 15th OctoberNorfolk County Council budget cuts could see libraries close Almost 60% of libraries in Norfolk could close as county council bosses look to save £111m over the next three years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34540033Shropshire Star : 15th OctoberCourt vow over Shropshire…

Library News Round-up: 11 September 2015

Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCampaigners stage protest at Southampton Civic Centre http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13713394.Campaigners_stage_protest_at_Southampton_Civic_Centre/ Daily Echo : 11th SeptemberSeven organisations have stepped forward eager to run six under-threat Southampton libraries She was unable to disclose the organisations’ names because talks were still in a confidential…