Tag: campaigning

Libraries news round-up: 16 June 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 16 June No Plan B: The Closure of a School Library Service – by Elizabeth Roberts Elizabeth is a former staff member of the Walsall Schools Library Support Service which sadly closed in March this year. Renfrewshire News:…

Libraries news round-up: 11 May 2018

Leicester Mercury: 11 May South Wigston Library to close as Leicestershire County Council ‘community-run’ deal  The Lincolnite: 11 May Lincoln libraries closed until takeover Lincolnshire Live: 11 May Three Lincoln libraries to close for a week after operator goes under North…

Libraries news round-up: 8 May 2018

Derby Telegraph: 8 May Keys of Sinfin Library handed over to community group West Somerset Free Press: 8 May Somerset | ‘Take out library books’ protest day Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 8 May Somerset | ‘We should put the two together’…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April 2018

Socialist Party: 22 April Bromley library workers win strike campaign ‘GLL attempted to run libraries with significant numbers of posts kept deliberately vacant. This led to the service being stretched to the point of collapse and was the final straw…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 March 2018

Aberdeen Evening Express: 11 March Fresh plans for facilities in North-east delayed https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/fresh-plans-for-facilities-in-north-east-delayed/ Sussex Express: 11 March East Sussex | LETTER: Time to lead by example? https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-time-to-lead-by-example-1-8410525

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2017

The Guardian: 15 December The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/15/tories-libraries-social-mobility-conservative Hull Daily Mail: 15 December ‘It’s a no-brainer’: Fantastic plans for East Park’s cafe set to go ahead The pavilion, which stands…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 November 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 22 November Plan to cut West Dunbartonshire library opening hours by a third to save cash http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/plan-cut-west-dunbartonshire-library-11564426 Croydon Guardian; 22 November South Norwood could be getting a new library http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15676338.South_Norwood_could_be_getting_a_new___500_000_library/ Croydon Advertiser: 22 November Council announces plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 November Bath council to press ahead with main library merger but decision on branches stayed http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-council-press-ahead-main-777679 Bradford Telegraph: 14 November Fears for future of Cleckheaton Library as Kirklees Council prepares to review service again amid further cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2017

Kent Live: 14 November The Tunbridge Wells Museum, art gallery, library and Adult Education Centre buildings will be closed for two years http://www.kentlive.news/news/tunbridge-wells-museum-art-gallery-770675 Government Business: 14 November Hertfordshire signals next stage of libraries plans http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/14112017/hertfordshire-signals-next-stage-libraries-plans Lancashire Telegraph: 14 November Earby…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 11 November Save Bath Library: Do our politicians in Bath have no shame over libraries? http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/save-bath-library-politicians-bath-763301 News & Star: 12 November Cumbria | Three libraries could be shut http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Three-libraries-could-be-shut-9d2b6eeb-1182-42e8-82f3-088673f007ab-ds

Libraries News Round-up: 9 November 2017

Craven Herald: 9 November North Yorkshire | Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Gargrave Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15649203.Celebrating_the_start_of_a_new_chapter_for_Gargrave_Library/ North Devon Gazette: 9 November Devon | Funding bids to move Bideford Library into The Burton could be submitted next year http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/bideford-library-burton-bridge-buildings-1-5272095 Midsomer Norton…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2017

The Guardian: 1 November Why are privatised probation services using public libraries to see clients? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/01/privatised-probation-services-libraries-ex-offenders Midsomer, Radstock & District Journal: 1 November Bath & NE Somerset | Branch libraries at risk if volunteers not found http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk/article.cfm?id=106908 Brixton Buzz: 1…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2017

Voices for the Library: 22 October An Announcement and Final Blog Post from Voices for the Library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2017/10/an-announcement-and-final-blog-post-from-voices-for-the-library/ York Press: 22 October Protect our libraries plea http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15610247.Protect_our_libraries_plea/ East Anglia Daily Times: 22 October Essex County Council wants your views on…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2017

Get West London: 15 October Kensington & Chelsea | Council ditches £17m plans to relocate North Kensington Library http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/council-ditches-17m-plans-relocate-13753464 Bury Times: 15 October Group’s bid to take over running of Dumers Lane Community Centre & Library http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15595863.Group__39_s_bid_to_take_over_running_of_community_centre_and_library/ 2BR: 15 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2017

Morning Star: 11 October Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids Alan Wylie quoted. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a9a8-Bennett-praises-public-libraries-as-lifeline-for-kids#.WeHVBBNSzoB Hastings Observer: 13 October East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/residents-discuss-next-steps-of-campaign-to-save-library-1-8195098 Sutton Guardian: 13 October Sutton library prepares…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2017

Bath Echo: 12 October Green light given for integrated Bath Library and One Stop Shop at the Podium http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/green-light-given-integrated-bath-library-one-stop-shop-podium-75476/ Craven Herald: 12 October Lancashire | New Road Community Centre could be new home for Earby Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15584828.New_Road_Community_Centre_could_be_new_home_for_Earby_Library/

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2017

Stoke Sentinel: 11 October Staffordshire | Stone’s library is put forward for community status’ http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/stones-library-put-forward-community-610652 Camelford & Delabole Post: 11 October Cornwall | Library take over ‘moving swiftly’ http://www.camelford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109150 Midsomer Norton Journal: 11 October B&NES firmly told by the public: don’t…