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Library News Round-up: 2 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st SeptemberNational Libraries Day set for 6th Februaryhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/national-libraries-day-set-6th-february-310211Public Libraries News : 1st SeptemberEditorial | Libraries change lives, but soon probably not in Herefordshirehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/09/libraries-change-lives-but-soon-probably-not-in-herefordshire.htmlLeicester Mercury : 1st SeptemberLetter | Libraries cut to the bonethe word “library” to be deleted from staff job…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire libraries: Council’s plans to cut libraries described as “perverse” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Council-s-plans-cut/story-27455921-detail/story.html  Market Rasen Mail : 21st JulyLibraries – Council jumping gunhttp://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-council-jumping-gun-1-6861140 Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire campaigners head to London to seek legal challenge over libraries shake-uphttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-campaigners-head-London-seek-legal/story-27449211-detail/story.html Telegraph & Argus…

Library News Round-up: 10 June 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1394Library News | Library of Birmingham (and Cambridge Central Library)Available in all good newsagentsHarrow Times : 10th JuneHarrow Council criticised by MP Bob Blackman for ignoring library campaignershttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13323279.Library_closures__MP_says_council__rubber_stamped__decisions/Parliament.uk TRANSCRIPT | Westminster Hall Debate – Libraries (Harrow)scroll down to Libraries (Harrow) –…

Library News Round-up: 20 May 2015

BBC News – Education : 20th MayMore pupils ‘reading for pleasure’New research by the Literacy Trusthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32797986 BT.com : 20th MayMore children are enjoying reading “And government too should remember that literacy must first and foremost be enjoyed, if we are to engage…

Library News Round-up: 19 May 2015

Yahoo News UK : 18th MayFirst lady: Libraries, museums are ‘necessities,’ not extrashttps://news.yahoo.com/first-lady-libraries-museums-necessities-not-extras-200516762–politics.html#NXLe8ZQBBC News : 19th May Flintshire | Deeside Leisure Centre library shake-up agreed 3 libraries will shuthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-32791373 Deeside.com : 19th MayFlintshire | Deeside leisure centre ‘Hub’ library gets the green light, Hawarden, Queensferry and Mancot…

Library News Round-up: 15 May 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th MayIndustry seconds Franklin’s fears for further cuts to librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/industry-seconds-franklin-s-fears-further-cuts-librariesWales Online : 15th MayCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to courthttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Hemel Today : 15th MayHertfordshire | Mobile library faces the axe but council says service…

Library News Round-up: 14 May 2015

Express & Star : 14th MaySandwell libraries will be run by more volunteers amid council cutshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2015/05/14/sandwell-libraries-will-be-run-by-more-volunteers-amid-council-cuts/Kent News : 14th MayKCC committed to using charitable trust for library service, but can’t ‘move ahead’ yethttp://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/kcc_committed_to_using_charitable_trust_for_library_service_but_can_t_move_ahead_yet_1_4072959Messenger Newspapers : 14th MayTrafford | Community comes together to develop…

Library News Round-up: 5 May 2015

Spalding Voice : 5th MayLincolnshire | Government may face legal action over library cutshttp://www.spaldingvoice.co.uk/news/government-may-face-legal-action-over-library-cuts/ Stoke Sentinel : 5th MayStaffordshire | Community groups urged to submit bids to take over librarieshttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Community-groups-urged-submit-bids-libraries/story-26440535-detail/story.html Northern Echo :  4th MayNorth Yorkshire | Thousands protest over library cutsin Bedale and “other towns”http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/12929912.Thousands_protest_over_library_cuts/

Library News Round-up: 15 April 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1390Library News | Library of Birmingham (p.29)Leon’s Library Blog : 15th AprilExciting operating models!A tweet by Paul Blantern evokes a response from Leonhttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/04/15/exciting-operating-models/ Public Libraries News : 15th AprilGeneral Election 2015 : Statements from Conservatives, Greens, Labour & Lib Dems on…

Library News Round-up: 2 April 2015

Public Libraries NewsEditorial | 2000 fewer libraries? Ed Vaizey again decides not to intervenehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/2000-fewer-libraries-ed-vaizey-again-decides-not-to-intervene.htmlThis Is The West Country : 2nd AprilMore library changes as services in Cornwall could be privatised or merged with Devonhttp://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/12868049.More_library_changes_as_services_in_Cornwall_could_be_privatised_or_merged_with_Devon/Birmingham Mail : 2nd AprilShock at Library of Birmingham…

Library News Round-up: 20 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th MarchSieghart reveals task force digital ambitionshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-reveals-task-force-digital-ambitionsYour Thurrock : 20th MarchThurrock libraries: Read my lips: “Jobs will go”http://www.yourthurrock.com/Thurrock-libraries-Read-lips-Jobs/story-26205235-detail/story.html Clacton & Frinton Gazette : 20th MarchThurrock libraries ‘still at risk’http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11863892.Thurrock_libraries__still_at_risk_/Bristol 24/7 : 19th MarchDisappointment at Central Library decisionFragmenting the…

Library News Round-up: 19 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchRakuten to buy OverDrive for £275mhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/rakuten-buy-overdrive-275mTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th MarchAll libraries in England to get wi-fi fundinghttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/all-libraries-england-get-wi-fi-fundingPublic Net : 18th MarchFree Wi-fi for 57 Libraries in deprived areas‘Barclays Digital Eagles’ will provide technical support at the new Wi-fi…

Library News Round-up: 12 March 2015

LGA : 12th MarchPickles gives Enterprising Libraries a cash boosthttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Pickles-gives-Enterprising-Libraries-a-cash-boost/38298 THE BOOKSELLER : 12th MarchDevon confirms mutual move for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/devon-confirms-mutual-move-librariesHarrow Times : 12th MarchFour libraries to close according to Harrow Council’s library strategyhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11851503.Four_libraries_to_close_despite_objections/ Bristol Post : 12th MarchBristol’s deputy mayor calls for…

Library News Round-up: 3 March 2015

Times Series : 3rd MarchShadow Culture Minister Chris Bryant MP visits Golders Green Library“I am not completely opposed to a volunteer run library. If that’s the only solution to a particular area, then fine.”http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11829653.Shadow_Culture_Minister_visits_Golders_Green_to_discuss_library_cuts/Barnet & Whetstone Press : 3rd MarchCampaigners…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin:| Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 19 February 2015

State Library of Queensland | Report – The Library Dividend http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/226143/the-library-dividend-summary-report.pdf THE GUARDIAN : 19th FebruaryManchester central library disposed of 240,000 items during refurbishment http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/19/manchester-central-library-disposed-of-240000-items-during-refurbishmentTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th FebruaryDetails on Manchester’s library stock cull http://www.thebookseller.com/news/details-manchesters-library-stock-cull Barbara Band : 19th FebruaryCan We Afford Not To Have Libraries?http://barbara567band.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/can-we-afford-not-to-have-libraries.htmlMessenger Newspapers…

Library News Round-up: 12 February 2015

Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!”http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to “save” public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 12th FebruaryLetter - Lincs CC Leader| Moves to cut library…

Library News Round-up: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day - Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 23 January 2015

CILIP Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group | Event Notes: Panel debate – Re-invigorating Our LibrariesHosted by the Libraries APPG on 14th January.  Chaired by Lord Tope, CBE.  The event considered the Sieghart Independent Library Report for England.   http://www.cilip.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/Reinvigorating%20our%20libraries%20Sieghart%20APPG%20panel%20notes%2014%20January%202015.pdfCivil Society : 23rd JanuaryBig Lottery Fund awards…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…