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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: 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…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July

Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd July A Tale Full of Fact and Fiction https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/07/22/a-tale-full-of-fact-and-fiction/ East Anglian Daily Times: 22 July Suffolk communities are like ‘sleeping tigers’ – they will protect our libraries says outgoing boss http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-communities-are-like-sleeping-tigers-they-will-protect-our-libraries-says-outgoing-boss-1-5116441 North Somerset Times: 22…