Tag: Community libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 5 May Closure-threatened library re-opens Company working with volunteers http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268348.Closure_threatened_library_re_opens/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 5 May New-look library reopens as community hub after dodging closure threat with comment http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268973.New_look_library_reopens_as_community_hub_after_dodging_closure_threat/ The Big Issue: 5 May The Big…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 May

News Shopper: 4 May Greenwich bucks national trend as libraries post highest annual visits on record http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15265252.Greenwich_bucks_national_trend_as_libraries_post_highest_annual_visits_on_record/ Falmouth Packet: 4 May Cornwall | Helston Library to be halved in size – first look at redevelopment plans http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/15264251.Helston_Library_to_be_halved_in_size___first_look_at_redevelopment_plans/ North Somerset Times:…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May

Brixton Buzz: 3 May Lambeth library campaigners rally against Lambeth council at lively public meeting http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/05/lambeth-library-campaigners-rally-against-lambeth-council-at-public-meeting/ Herald Scotland: 3 May Our public libraries are vital for the nation’s future and must be backed http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15260387.Our_public_libraries_are_vital_for_the_nation___s_future_and_must_be_backed/ Bristol 24/7: 3 May Brand new…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May

The Bookseller: 27 April SoA calls on next government to offer ‘more than just words’ to support authors Includes, ‘On behalf of libraries, the next regime should also renew its support of them at national level – “to ensure a…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May

Public Libraries News: 30 April A little less conversation: Nick Poole from CILIP writes about the problems with public libraries and action needed http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/users/a-little-less-conversation-nick-poole-from-cilip-writes-about-the-problems-with-public-libraries-and-action-needed The Library Campaign: 1 May Information Wars – Carnegie UK report http://www.librarycampaign.com/information-wars-carnegie-uk-report/ Blackpool Gazette: 1 May…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April

2BR News: 29 April More Lancashire libraries set to be handed over to communities https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2278964/more-lancashire-libraries-set-to-be-handed-over-to-communities/ Rutland & Stamford Mercury: 29 April Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/calls-to-halt-oakham-library-revamp-project-after-309-000-overspend-by-rutland-county-council-1-7937979 John O’Groat Journal: 29…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April

Swindon Advertiser: 27 April Staff could get a share in the core libraries under new delivery model http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15251854.Staff_could_get_a_share_in_the_core_libraries_under_new_delivery_model/ Bath Chronicle: 27 April LETTER: Libraries have passed their sell-by date http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/libraries-have-passed-their-sell-by-date/story-30296070-detail/story.html The Scotsman: 28 April Record books sales as e-reading loses…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April

The Bookseller: 26 April Carnegie report slammed for ‘avoiding the truth on libraries’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-dims-light-carnegies-library-report-542936 West Sussex Guardian: 27 April Thousands showed their love for under-threat Hale End Library in Highams Park http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15250919.Thousands_show_their_love_for_under_threat_library/ London SE1: 27 April Lambeth and Oasis discuss…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April

2BR News: 26 April Government gets involved with decision over Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2276503/government-gets-involved-with-decision-over-lancashires-libraries/ Sutton Coldfield Observer: 26 April Sutton Coldfield Library’s short-term future looks secure as town councillors commit funds http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/sutton-coldfield-library-8217-s-future-looks-secure-for-summer-as-town-councillors-commit-funds/story-30296617-detail/story.html Bucks Herald: 26 April Aylesbury study centre to relocate…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April

Plymouth Herald: 24 April 3,750 people have told the council what they think of closing libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/3-750-have-told-the-council-what-they-think-of-closing-libraries/story-30290852-detail/story.html The Irish Times: 25 April Anita Robinson: We should cherish our libraries, not cut their funding http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/columnists/2017/04/25/news/anita-robinson-we-should-cherish-our-libraries-not-cut-their-funding-1005635/ The Star: 25 April LETTERS |…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April

The Courier: 24 April Fife | Story of Largo Library is a happy ever after Largo Library reopens as volunteer-run facility https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/uncategorised/411433/story-of-largo-library-is-a-happy-ever-after/ Rossendale Free Press: 24 April Lancashire | Government inquiry could investigate library cuts in Rossendale http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/government-inquiry-could-investigate-library-12916312 Broken Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 April

Thurrock Gazette: 23 April Thurrock Council opens new centre helping residents access services in Purfleet http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/15239947.Council_opens_new_centre_helping_residents_access_services/ Keighley News: 23 April Bradford | Visitor Information Centres in Haworth, Saltaire and Ilkley are under threat in Council cuts ‘Ilkley Parish Council is considering…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April

Belfast Telegraph: 22 April Union chief slams MLAs over fresh library cuts http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/union-chief-slams-mlas-over-fresh-library-cuts-35643122.html Bath Chronicle: 22 April Please re-open Bath Central Library exhibition room http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/please-re-open-library-exhibition-room/story-30280883-detail/story.html Rugby Advertiser: 22 April Frankton making the most of phone box Another book exchange referred…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 April

BBC News: 21 April Northern Ireland | Cuts to library stock and opening hours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39660480 4NI: 21 April Northern Ireland | Political Parties To Blame For Failure Of Libraries http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern-ireland-news/228604/political-parties-to-blame-for-failure-of-libraries Richmond and Twickenham Times: 21 April Richmond | A new…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April

St Helens Star: 20 April Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce speaks of importance of libraries in wake of service review http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15233350.Author_Frank_Cottrell_Boyce_speaks_of_importance_of_libraries_in_wake_of_service_review/ Dumbarton Reporter: 20 April Former Ladyton Library edging towards new future as dance school http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/15235841.Former_Ladyton_Library_edging_towards_new_future_as_dance_school/ The Star: 20 April Sheffield | Community focus:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April

Wigan Today: 19 April Questions remain on library reforms http://www.wigantoday.net/news/questions-remain-on-library-reforms-1-8499830 Romford Recorder: 19 April Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/proposal-to-build-62-homes-and-demolish-former-rainham-library-withdrawn-1-4981286 Belper News: 18 April Derbyshire | Council approve £16m plans for former factory site…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April

Chew Valley Gazette: 18 April Bath & NE Somerset | Library consultation results will help write the next chapter http://www.chewvalleygazette.co.uk/article.cfm?id=101637 Warrington Guardian: 18 April Working group set up to ‘secure future’ of Culcheth Library exploring ‘co-location’ scheme for site http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15220093.Working_group_set_up_to__secure_future__of_Culcheth_Library_exploring__co_location__scheme_for_site/…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April

Lancashire Telegraph: 17 April Blackburn with Darwen Council | More volunteers running Darwen Library as part of council savings http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15225770.More_volunteers_running_Darwen_Library_as_part_of_council_savings/ 2BR Radio: 17 April Lancashire | It isn’t over yet for Whalley Library https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2268534/it-isnt-over-yet-for-whalley-library/ Leigh Times: 17 April Westcliff Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April

Save Lewisham Libraries blog: 14 April Shocking Book Lending Stats for Lewisham Libraries http://savelewishamlibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/shocking-book-lending-stats-for.html Lancashire Telegraph: 15 April Major boost for plan to save Whalley Library http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15225266.Major_boost_for_plan_to_save_village_library/ Get Reading: 16 April Battle Library to be extended as part of £2m…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April

The Gazette: 14 April Lancashire | Warning over library bid ‘chaos’ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/warning-over-library-bid-chaos-1-8493776 Big Issue: 14 April Government considers inquiry into library closures http://www.bigissue.com/news/government-considers-inquiry-library-closures/ Get Reading: 14 April Cost-cutting hits Reading libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/cost-cutting-hits-reading-libraries-12885537 Yorkshire Evening Post: 14 April Free wi-fi switched…