Tag Archive for Children

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2015

Daily Echo : 28th SeptemberLetter | Council can do job There is only one community group able to run our library service and that is Southampton City Council. http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/yoursay/letters/13788799.Council_can_do_job/ Publican’s Morning Advertiser : 28th SeptemberPubs minister checks out a book with his pint Cornwall visit.  Appointed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 24th SeptemberA letter from Camden Unison re proposed library cuts http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/a-letter-from-camden-unison-re-proposed.html THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd SeptemberTwo libraries, 80 jobs go at Kirklees http://www.thebookseller.com/news/80-libray-jobs-lost-due-cost-cutting-shake-kirklees-library-service-313241Huffington Post : 23rd SeptemberUSA |Our Libraries Are in Trouble http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hilal-isler/our-libraries-are-in-trou_b_8184360.htmlNorthwich Guardian : 23rd SeptemberCheshire West | Town’s library and museums…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 15 September 2015

Pew Research Centre : 15th SeptemberUSA | Report : Libraries and Services for Learning, Key Groups and Economic Opportunities http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/09/15/libraries-and-services-for-learning-key-groups-and-economic-opportunities/#libraries-as-providers-of-resources-for-immigrants-and-veterans-and-for-those-who-want-technology-helpBurton Mail : 15th SeptemberLibraries in Staffordshire handed to community groupshttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Libraries-Staffordshire-handed-community-groups/story-27795345-detail/story.html Times Series : 15th SeptemberLibrary supporters march in protest at cuts http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13735383.Library_supporters_march_in_protest_at_cuts/ Huddersfield Examiner : 15th…

Library News Round-up: 3 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd SeptemberMarch planned to protest threat to Barnet librarieson Saturday, September 12thhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-stage-march-ahead-vote-library-cuts-311418Times Series : 2nd SeptemberBarnet | Campaigners to stage march ahead of vote on library cuts on Saturday, September 12th http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13641401.Campaigners_to_stage_march_ahead_of_vote_on_library_cuts/THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd SeptemberCILIP called on to…

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: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

Library News Round-up: 23 August 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 23rd AugustCelebrity endorsements won’t solve illiteracy Morgan’s plans are problematic, and smack of government tendencies to hastily paper over serious cracks in educational issues. By laying blame for children’s illiteracy upon teachers, schools and parents for taking an…

Library News Round-up: 20 August 2015

Alan Gibbons Blog : 19th AugustAlan’s Letter to Nicky Morganhttp://alangibbons.net/2015/08/letter-to-nicky-morgan/Public Libraries News : 19th AugustSpecial: Automatic English child library membership? No, not really.http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/08/special-automatic-english-child-library-membership-no-not-really.htmlLeon’s Library Blog : 20th AugustWhat is comprehensive & efficient? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/08/20/what-is-comprehensive-efficient/ …Fife Today : 20th AugustCould communities unwittingly undermine efforts to…

Library News Round-up: 19 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th AugustCampaigners welcome literacy drive but condemn government hypocrisy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-article-309716DAILY TELEGRAPH : 19th AugustEvery child in England to be enrolled in a local library, Nicky Morgan sayshttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/11810700/Every-child-in-England-to-be-enrolled-in-a-local-library-Nicky-Morgan-says.htmlSchools Week : 19th AugustNicky Morgan’s library campaign branded a ‘hollow gesture’…

Library News Round-up: 11 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustLadybird partners with Read On. Get On. campaignhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/ladybird-partners-read-get-campaign-308917THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustSouthampton libraries to close unless volunteers come forwardThe news comes at the same time as local businesses in Enfield have been asked to share space with one…

Library News Round-up: 10 August 2015

BBC News : 10th AugustSouthampton libraries face axe unless volunteers come forwardhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33851868Daily Echo : 10th AugustSix libraries in Southampton could close as the council looks to save £90mhttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13586016.Six_Southampton_libraries_may_shut_as_council_cuts_costs/ THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDonaldson bemoans school library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/donaldson-bemoans-school-library-closures-308898THE BOOKSELLER : 10th AugustDesmond…

Library News Round-up: 9 August 2015

Hinckley Times : 9th AugustLeicestershire | Future looks bright for village library35 more to be similarly “off-loaded” http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/future-looks-bright-village-library-9801788 Spalding Today : 9th AugustLincolnshire | Library volunteers plea ‘putting an end to council cuts politics’ “There are a lot of people in the area who may have…

Library News Round-up: 29 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th JulyLibrarians dispute children’s attendance ‘fall’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/librarians-dispute-childrens-attendance-fall-308324Lincolnshire Echo : 29th JulyCouncil leader Martin Hill launches scathing attack on Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaignershttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-leader-Martin-Hill-launches-scathing/story-27506790-detail/story.htmlHucknall Dispatch : 29th JulySave our libraries – plea to Notts councilhttp://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/local/save-our-libraries-plea-to-notts-council-1-7383379The Scotsman : 29th JulyLibraries are…

Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…

Library News Round-up: 27 July 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JulyDavid Cameron’s cuts mean 360,000 children couldn’t visit a library last yearhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/david-camerons-cuts-mean-360000-6144193THE INDEPENDENT : 27th JulyGoogle scheme saves Birmingham Library from restricting opening hours over budget cutshttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/google-scheme-saves-birmingham-library-from-restricting-opening-hours-over-budget-cuts-10417082.html Birmingham Mail : 27th JulyLibrary of Birmingham to open to…

Library News Round-up: 26 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 25th JulyEditorial | A look at the ridiculous “there’s more libraries now” claim and scroll down to:  ‘A look at the statistics’ http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/a-look-at-the-ridiculous-theres-more-libraries-now-claim-plus-also-chris-riddell-cartoon-the-grace-of-libraries.htmlCambridge News : 26th JulyReview planned over Cambridge Central Library enterprise centre  – but…

Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

Library News Round-up: 22 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyLincolnshire library plans ‘perverse’ High Court told http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-plans-perverse-high-court-told-307868THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyVaizey to launch wi-fi pilot scheme today http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-launch-wifi-pilot-scheme-today-307863 CILIP : 22nd JulyImproving access to library services for visually impaired peoplehttp://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/improving-access-library-services-visually-impaired-peopleLGA : 22nd JulyPoor children being let down by…