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Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2017

The Bookseller: 9 October Over 1,000 venues participate in first Libraries Week https://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-1000-libraries-participate-first-libraries-week-648231 Yorkshire Post: 10 October The Yorkshire Post says: Public services are stuck in the past – and that’s a problem http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-says-public-services-are-stuck-in-the-past-and-that-s-a-problem-1-8796011 Cambridge News: 10 October Libraries ‘should…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2017

Hartlepool Mail: 7 October Durham | Temporary library to open as bulldozers move in on existing building http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/temporary-library-to-open-as-bulldozers-move-in-on-existing-building-1-8792539 Gazette Series: 7 October South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Chipping Sodbury as library relaunches with volunteer-run service http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15581642.New_chapter_for_Chipping_Sodbury_as_library_relaunches_with_volunteer_run_service/ Nottingham Post: 7 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2017

Get Reading: 6 October West Berkshire | Theale Library is reopening after campaigners fought to save it http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-reopening-after-campaigners-13716679 Bath Chronicle: 6 October LETTER: Bath Central Library move would ‘cheat future generations’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-bath-central-library-move-586004 Bath Echo: 6 October CBath & NE Somerset…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2017

The Big Issue: 5 October Big names back libraries ahead of Worlds of Possibilities Festival https://www.bigissue.com/news/big-names-back-libraries-ahead-worlds-possibilities-festival/ 2BR News: 5 October Lancashire | More decisions coming on libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2395079/more-decisions-coming-on-libraries/ Craven Herald: 5 October Lancashire | Councillor fighting plans to cut Barnoldswick…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 October 2017

Lancashire Telegraph: 1 October Lancashire library hours: have your say http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15568885.Lancashire_library_hours__have_your_say/ Warrington Guardian: 1 October New group to help see library plans made a reality http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15567585.New_group_to_help_see_library_plans_made_a_reality/

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2017

Shropshire Star: 29 September Site of former school near Shrewsbury could be sold off Site could be redeveloped for housing and a community hub including a library offered to the community to run. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2017/09/29/site-of-former-school-near-shrewsbury-could-be-sold-off/ Scunthorpe Telegraph: 29 September North Lincolnshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2017

Weston Mercury: 9 September Nth Somerset| Could merging libraries and children’s centres be a ‘revelation’ for ‘bridging the generation gap’? Children’s Centre & Worle Library merge. Less space for children’s centre and fewer books stocked by the library. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-children-s-centre-merger-may-benefit-all-generations-1-5183001 Nottingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2017

Question Everything blog: 7 September Proper Gander http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/proper-gander.html Bath Chronicle: 8 September LETTER: Library facilities would be ‘decimated’ by proposed move to Lewis House http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/letter-library-facilities-would-decimated-449634 BBC News: 8 September Warrington £16m leisure scheme finances ‘shocking’, says MP Hub to include…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2017

Salisbury Journal: 4 September Wiltshire | Mobile library service faces cuts under latest council review http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15513200.Mobile_library_service_faces_cuts_under_latest_council_review/ ITV News: 4 September Derby libraries volunteer shake-up dubbed ‘immoral’ http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-09-04/derby-libraries-volunteer-shake-up-dubbed-immoral/ Derby Telegraph: 4 September Volunteers have five weeks to decide if they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2017

DIGIT News: 30 August City Of Glitcherature: IT Leaves Edinburgh Libraries Bare Problematic IT systems have left Edinburgh’s libraries unable to handle book requests since February. http://digit.fyi/edinburgh-library-problems/ – Fife Today: 30 August Levenmouth’s libraries earmarked for closure, claims councillor http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/levenmouth-s-libraries-earmarked-for-closure-claims-councillor-1-4546088 – The…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2017

The Guardian: 26 August Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/27/blood-bookworms-bosoms-and-bottoms-the-secret-life-of-libraries Dorset Echo: 27 August Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL) has launched a new website to enhance their work http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15490696.___We_needed_an_e_presence____Volunteers_launch_new_website_to_support_library/ Bath Chronicle: 27 August LETTER: Let’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2017

Chronicle Live: 25 August Anger as multi-million-pound plans for three Northumberland leisure centres are shelved http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-multi-million-pound-plans-13527211 Bucks Free Press: 25 August 35 children’s centres across Bucks face axe Plans include delivering children’s services out of other venues such as libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August

Express & Star: 12 August £16.7 million more cuts coming to Sandwell Council Council leader warns that the council would look at bringing services, such as libraries, children’s centres and community centres, under one roof in some areas to save…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August

Blackpool Gazette: 11 August Lancashire | Joy as library to re-open Go ahead given for Thornton Library to reopen under council control. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/blackpool/joy-as-library-to-re-open-1-8699002 Bath Chronicle: 11 August Bath & NE Somerset | Letter: Let’s not lose the reference library as…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August

Express & Star: 10 August Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’ Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/ Prestwick…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 August

Burnley Express: 9 August Lancashire | Veterans group to open new chapter at library The Veterans Association UK plans to take over the running of Pike Hill Library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/veterans-group-to-open-new-chapter-at-library-1-8693157 Bedford Today: 9 August Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer Open+…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August

The Guardian: 8 August Save your local! Should volunteers help keep our public libraries open? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/08/public-libraries-at-the-crossroads-should-volunteers-be-keeping-them-open  2BR News: 8 August Lancashire: Date set for library re-opening https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2349346/date-set-for-library-re-opening/ Nine libraries to re-open are Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Burnley Campus, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lostock Hall, Oswaldtwistle,…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July

This is Wiltshire: 28 July The newly refurbished Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street is now open to the public. Co-located services, rooms to rent, moveable bookcases to create space for community event. Plans to install Open+  http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15440114.Devizes_Library_starts_new_chapter/ Express…