Tag: Children

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 27th January The loss of libraries is another surefire way to entrench inequality http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/jan/27/loss-libraries-entrench-inequality-poor-family Knowledge Exchange : 27th January Rural transport: connecting communities communites being “cut off” http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/27/rural-transport-connecting-communities/ Huddersfield Examiner : 27th January Kirklees Council says protests…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2016

The Knowledge Exchange : 15th January A book for everything that ails us …why bibliotherapy could be just the medicine we’re looking for Libraries are the best pill http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/15/a-book-for-everything-that-ails-us-why-bibliotherapy-could-be-just-the-medicine-were–looking-for/ BBC News : 15th January Warwickshire | Leamington, Nuneaton and Rugby libraries to…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries – Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

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: 4 December 2015

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 4th December Save Lincs Libraries gets ‘holding’ reply from DCMS http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/12/04/save-lincs-libraries-gets-holding-reply-from-dcms/ Brixton Buzz : 4th December Lambeth Council possibly heading to High Court again as library campaigners bring case against BONKERS book-ish gyms http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/12/lambeth-council-possibly-heading-to-high-court-again-as-library-campaigners-bring-case-against-bonkers-book-ish-gyms/ Brixton Buzz :…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th November Workers strike over plans to turn libraries into gyms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-library-workers-strike-over-plans-turn-libraries-gyms-316938 Brixton Blog : 19th November Fury over Lambeth libraries vote http://www.brixtonblog.com/34123-2/34123 THE GUARDIAN : 19th November Publishers answer minister’s call to offer schools cheap classics…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th November CILIP warns Cameron on cuts ahead of Autumn Statement http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-warns-cameron-on-cuts-ahead-autumn-statement-316522 In The Bay : 13th November Massive cuts to services by Lancashire County Council  Total library cuts rising to £4.1m http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Massive-cuts-to-services-by-Lancashire-County-Council-74aad985-89e6-4633-9a73-526703c122f3-ds Beverley Guardian : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 26th OctoberTim Larden – The Risk Exposures of Volunteer Libraries Tim Larden is the Managing Director of Ladbrook Insurance, a specialist in working with non-profit groups.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-risk-exposures-of-volunteer-librariesITV News : 26th OctoberProtests over proposed cuts to council services in…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2015

Local Government Lawyer Lincolnshire Council to consider costs pursuit after judgment issued in libraries disputehttp://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=24835%3Acouncil-to-consider-costs-pursuit-after-judgment-issued-in-libraries-dispute&catid=56&Itemid=24British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII) High Court judgement – Lincolnshire Libraries  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2015/2964.html Save Lincs Libraries CampaignSad Day for Lincolnshire http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/10/23/sad-day-for-lincolnshire/ PSFK : 23rd OctoberFrance | Craving a Read? Vending…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st OctoberLibrary of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 THE GUARDIAN : 21st OctoberStaff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showersLibraries Taskforce : 21st OctoberGuest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffyhttps://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/Newham Recorder :…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2015

Political Economy Research Centre : 20th OctoberPERC Paper 11 – Public Libraries in the Age of Austerity:  by Ian Anstice http://www.perc.org.uk/project_posts/perc-paper-11-public-libraries-in-the-age-of-austerity/THE BOOKSELLER : 20th OctoberNielsen highlights mid-teens reading dip http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nielsen-says-18-25s-more-likely-read-young-teens-314777BBC News : 20th OctoberOxfordshire County Council proposes £50m cuts Four mobile libraries could shut.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-34579625Oxford…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberBritish Library’s chief librarian confirmed as CILIP trustee http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-chief-librarian-confirmed-cilip-trustee-314753THE BOOKSELLER : 19th OctoberSchool libraries protesters rally outside Scottish Parliament http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protesters-rally-outside-scottish-parliment-314751 Huddersfield Examiner: 19th OctoberKirklees | Future of Kirkburton library set to be decided this week http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/future-kirkburton-library-set-decided-10282959 Leon’s Library Blog : 18th OctoberThe Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 October 2015

Research Information : 8th October CILIP pro-Conservative tweet raises members’ hackles http://www.researchinformation.info/news/news_story.php?news_id=2001Conservative Home (published online – 8th Oct)Judy Terry: Suffolk shows how libraries can thrive as social enterprises However, if I were in the driving seat again today, I’d be looking at something…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 7th OctoberCouncils can lead the way on rethinking public services The managed withdrawal of services such as libraries …. will probably see a majority of councils through to the end of the decade.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/07/councils-rethink-public-services-devolution-george-osborne This Is Local London : 7th…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th OctoberEditorial | Cuts in Barnet and Lambeth … and the joys of storytelling http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/cuts-in-barnet-and-lambeth-and-the-joys-of-storytelling.htmlBarnet Today : 5th OctoberBarnet libraries could be saved but more protests are planned http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7656&headline=Libraries%20could%20be%20saved%20but%20more%20protests%20are%20planned LGA : 5th October Councils promised more money to help refugees http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-promised-more-money-to-help-refugees/39548 London SE1 :…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2015

ITV News : 3rd October Latest community library in Leicester opens today http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2015-10-03/latest-community-library-in-leicester-opens-today/ For Info: Anstey Library’s opening times: http://libraryopeningtimes.co.uk/listing-1722.htmlDon’t Privatise Libraries : 3rd OctoberLewisham Library Campaigners raise concerns re cuts, volunteers & consultation with Head of Service http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lewisham-library-campaigners-raise.html Brixton Buzz : 3rd October U-turn from…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…