Tag: community managed libraries

Libraries news round-up: 4 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 4 October New plan being developed for Northamptonshire libraries Gazette Series: 4 October South Gloucestershire | Councillor’s clash over library’s open access scheme Leicester Mercury: 4 October Library due to close to save £14k saved after Leicester council’s…

Libraries news round-up: 8 May 2018

Derby Telegraph: 8 May Keys of Sinfin Library handed over to community group West Somerset Free Press: 8 May Somerset | ‘Take out library books’ protest day Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 8 May Somerset | ‘We should put the two together’…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2018

Huffington Post: 6 February Councils Face 20% Fee Hike To Bail Out Carillion Deals http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/pwc-council-charges-carillion_uk_5a73292ae4b0bf6e6e225bb3 Warrington Guardian: 6 February First look inside the new Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15921133.First_look_inside_the_new_Great_Sankey_Neighbourhood_Hub/ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 6 February Thank your lucky stars for…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2018

The Bookseller: 9 January Hancock becomes culture secretary as Greening quits government https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hancock-new-culture-minister-greening-quits-government-704271 Stoke Sentinel: 9 January Consultation begins on future of Staffordshire libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/consultation-begins-future-staffordshire-libraries-1030446 St Albans & Harpenden Review: 9 January Herts County Council seek views on library services…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October 2017

iNews: 20 October Northamptonshire | Alan Moore rails against plan to shut down libraries that ‘made’ him https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/alan-moore-rails-plan-shut-libraries-made/ Bournemouth Echo: 20 October Letter to the Editor: Keep our libraries, get rid of councillors http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15608784.Letter_to_the_Editor__Keep_our_libraries__get_rid_of_councillors/ Bath Chronicle: 20 October Lib Dems…

Library News Round-up: 27 May 2015

BBC News : 27th MayCommunity groups set to run libraries in LeicestershireThe authority hopes communities will run up to 36 libraries while it retains responsibility for 16 of the busiest.“I hope that communities can run all 36 libraries, so that…

Library News Round-up: 9 April 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th AprilPoorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says no mention of public libraries http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/09/poorer-children-literacy-nurses?CMP=share_btn_twTechie News : 9th April Campaign to End Loneliness | Study identifies need for loneliness ‘maps’comment – Shirley Burnhamhttp://www.techienews.co.uk/9727563/need-for-loneliness-maps/ Executive…

Library News Round-up: 21 February 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st FebruaryLetter | ‘Good’ hearts not enough for librarieshttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Good-hearts-libraries/story-26052283-detail/story.htmlExpress & Star : 21st FebruaryLibraries & children’s centres saved under alternative Walsall Council budget planshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/02/21/libraries-and-childrens-centres-saved-under-alternative-walsall-council-budget-plans/ Bexley Times : 20th FebruaryBexley Council seeks community management for librarieshttp://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/bexley_council_seeks_community_management_for_libraries_1_3964503

Library News Round-up: 12 February 2015

Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!”http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to “save” public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 12th FebruaryLetter – Lincs CC Leader| Moves to cut library…

Library News Round-up: 29 October 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th OctoberSupport for campaign tackling ‘time bomb’ of low literacyhttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11194637/Support-for-campaign-tackling-time-bomb-of-low-literacy.htmlLocal Government Lawyer : 29th OctoberHaringey Council Tax Benefit consultation unlawful, Supreme Court rules http://localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=20599:haringey-council-tax-benefit-consultation-unlawful-supreme-court-rules-&catid=59&Itemid=27 Telegraph & Argus : 29th OctoberCampaigners welcome promise of full consultation on plans to close libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th October 2013

Public Libraries News : 27th October Editorial | “No consistency of service”: volunteer libraries … and Luton http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/10/no-consistency-of-service-volunteer-libraries-and-luton.html Public Libraries News : 27th October “The reality is very different”: A volunteer library manager speaks  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/volunteer-run-libraries/practicalities/the-reality-is-very-different-a-volunteer-library-manager-speaks ACE |  Community Led Libraries Conference  – …