Tag: Community libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April

The Bookseller: 12 April Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-considers-intervening-swindon-and-lancashire-library-closures-536456 Bolton News: 13 April Fears about future of B:easties youth club as Topping Fold Library faces closure http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15222154.Fears_over_future_of_youth_club_responsible_for_30_per_cent_drop_in_anti_social_behaviour/ Huddersfield Examiner: 13 April Kirklees | Birkby library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April

Lancashire Post: 12 April Government inquiry into Lancashire libraries not ruled out http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/government-inquiry-into-lancashire-libraries-not-ruled-out-1-8488534 Public Sector Executive: 12 April Decision to close Lancashire libraries was ‘predetermined’, letter claims http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/decision-to-close-lancashire-libraries-was-predetermined-letter-claims Blackpool Gazette: 12 April Under-threat Lancashire’s libraries to get a stay of execution?…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April

Bath Chronicle : 10 April Bath library consultation: Campaigners say findings show library already ‘ticks all the boxes’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-library-consultation-campaigners-say-findings-show-library-already-ticks-all-the-boxes/story-30261704-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald : 10 April Plymouth Labour ‘make no apologies’ for library leaflets http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-labour-make-no-apologies-for-library-leaflets/story-30261729-detail/story.html Swindon Advertiser : 11 April Government investigates Swindon’s library cuts http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15218112.Government_investigates_Swindon_s_library_cuts/ Llantwit Major GEM…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 April

Carnegie UK Trust : April 2017 Shining a Light Link to all publications http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/shining-a-light/ The Herald : 10 April Scotland |More families ‘just about managing’ turn to libraries http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15213976.More_families___39_just_about_managing__39__turn_to_libraries/ BBC News : 10 April Scots ‘most likely’ to use public…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 April

The Press : 8 April Authors launch community libraries http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15210997.Authors_relaunch_community_libraries/ Plymouth Herald : 9 April Labour accused of spreading ‘political propaganda’ with library leaflets http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/labour-spreading-political-propaganda-with-library-leaflets/story-30256087-detail/story.html Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 9 April Exhibition shows how new library and archive building…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April

Bury Times : 6 April Reader’s letter: Bury Council mismanagement to blame for libraries crisis http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15207280.Reader__39_s_letter__Council_mismanagement_to_blame_for_libraries_crisis/ Bury Free Press : 6 April Help shape the future of Suffolk’s libraries Library user survey, ‘Suffolk Libraries’ Extra scheme http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/help-shape-the-future-of-suffolk-s-libraries-1-7904121 Bracknell News :…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April

Liverpool Echo : 5 April St Helens libraries under threat as council review entire service http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/st-helens-libraries-under-threat-12851568 BBC News : 5 April North East Lincolnshire | Grimsby and Immingham libraries hire security staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-39501756 Blackpool Gazette : 5 April Lancashire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April

The Bookseller : 3 April Lambeth |  Hundreds gather to ‘ridicule’ Carnegie Library situation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/250-carnegie-library-protestors-ridicule-lambeth-council-518506 Holyrood : 4 April £150,000 programme launched to support public library projects https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/%C2%A3150000-programme-launched-support-public-library-projects Third Force News : 4 April Charities offer libraries funding opportunity http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/charities-offer-libraries-funding-opportunity Ikley Gazette…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709 Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530 Morning Star : 3 April Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April

Brixton blog : 2 April Lambeth | Library protesters rally against council’s ‘April fools’ http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-protesters-rally-against-councils-april-fools/43644 Bath Chronicle : 2 April WATCH: Protesters join Bath Deserves Better march to demand B&NES Council to hold public meeting http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/watch-protesters-join-bath-deserves-better-march-to-demand-b-nes-council-to-hold-public-meeting/story-30243963-detail/story.html Sutton Coldfield : 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April

Leon’s Library blog : 1 April Nothing to yell about https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/04/01/nothing-to-yell-about/  BBC News : 1 April More North Yorkshire libraries run by volunteers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-3946634  Bolton News : 1 April Plans for new library and health centre on site of former…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March

The Bookseller : 31 March Disappointment over ‘basic’ Taskforce dataset http://www.thebookseller.com/news/disappointment-over-basic-taskforce-dataset-518276 Harwich and Manningtree Standard : 31 March Essex | Silver End Library celebrates moving into new home in village hall http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15192978.Library_celebrates_moving_into_new_home/ Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31 March Temporary lifeline…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March

The Bookseller : 29 March Lords urged to make ‘positive intervention’ in decline of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lords-library-debate-518136 Plymouth Herald : 30 March Could Lego save a Plymouth library from closure? http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/could-lego-save-a-plymouth-library-from-closure/story-30239153-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 30 March Lancashire | Library campaigners backed…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 28 March Volunteers come…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 March

Windsor Observer : 27 March New mobile library plan http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/ Bournemouth Echo : 27 March Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/  The National : 27 March Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 March

Gazette & Herald : 25 March North Yorkshire | Kirkbymoorside Library gets ready to open as a community managed library next month http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15158321.And_the_story_of_a_new_library_begins/ Chester Chronicle : 25 March Chester library opening date at Storyhouse is announced http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/chester-library-opening-date-storyhouse-12789169 The Northern Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March

ITV News : 24 March Darlington Crown Street Library to close http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-24/darlington-crown-street-library-to-close/ Wigan Today : 24 March ‘Transforming services’ is key to saving them Merging roles of life centre and library staff, job losses and greater reliance on volunteers – including…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March

The Bookseller : 22 March Recipients of £4m libraries fund revealed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/recipients-4m-libraries-fund-revealed-513426 The Guardian : 23 March Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/23/authors-condemn-4m-library-fund-as-a-sop-and-a-whitewash Public Libraries News : 23 March Editorial | And the prizewinners are: ACE innovation funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March

The Bookseller : 21 March Outrage as Library Service of the Year shortlisted slated for closure http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-service-year-shortlistee-slated-closure-511651 Local Gov : 22 March Winning libraries for innovation funding are revealed https://www.localgov.co.uk/Winning-libraries-for-innovation-funding-are-revealed/42778 Libraries Taskforce blog : 22 March And the successful projects are….…