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Libraries News Round-up: 16 June

Libraries Taskforce: 15 June Income generation for public libraries With comments, and response made on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce. At least one comment still awaiting moderation. https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/15/income-generation-for-public-libraries/ Northern Echo: 16 June Fresh legal challenge launched in battle to save Darlington’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 June

Stratford Upon Avon Herald: 15 June Date set for Stratford Library re-opening  http://www.stratford-herald.com/72035-date-set-stratford-library-re-opening.html Stratford Observer: 15 June New look library soon to be unveiled https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/new-look-library-soon-to-be-unveiled/ The Courier: 15 June Dundee | Crowdfund campaign launched to finance £1.8m Broughty Ferry Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June

Fife Today: 14 June Leading tenants’ group brand new library hub a “disgrace” http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/leading-tenants-group-brand-new-library-hub-a-disgrace-1-4474559 Derby Telegraph: 14 June Job Centre Plus and library set to be part of new-look Derby City Council House http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/job-centre-plus-and-library-to-be-part-of-new-look-derby-city-council-house/story-30388270-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald: 14 June SAVED! Four…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 June

Bristol 24/7: 13 June More than half of Bristol’s libraries could close Under new proposals, the number of libraries will go down from 27 to just 10, with a reduction in opening hours for the libraries that remain. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/half-bristols-libraries-close/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June

The Bookseller: 12 June Desmond Clarke dies http://www.thebookseller.com/news/desmond-clarke-dies-567831 Northern Echo: 12 June Community centre or redevelopment – Darlington Council to decide on the two options for the future use of Crown Street library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15343283.Community_centre_or_redevelopment_____Darlington_Council_to_decide_on_the_two_options_for_the_future_use_of_Crown_Street_library/ The Times: 12 June Lottery win…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June

Oxford Mail: 8 June Oxford tops chart for best city to be a primary school pupil Museums, libraries and ‘outstanding’ schools have seen Oxford named one of the best cities in the UK to be a primary school pupil. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15335559.Oxford_tops_chart_for_best_city_to_be_a_primary_school_pupil/…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June

The Courier: 6 June Val McDermid says she “would not be a writer” without public libraries https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/441915/val-mcdermid-says-not-writer-without-public-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 6 June Library sell-off back from the brink http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/library-sell-off-back-from-the-brink-1-8581417 York Press: 7 June New mobile library to launch Replaces Haxby library which…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 June

The Bookseller: 5 June Riddell urges next government to address children’s rights http://www.thebookseller.com/news/riddell-urges-next-government-address-childrens-rights-issues-564186 Bath Chronicle: 5 June Letter: ‘Appalled’ at treatment of fellow Save Bath Library campaigners http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-appalled-treatment-fellow-save-91336 York Press: 5 June Nth Yorks | Norton library and community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June

The Guardian: 1 June UK desperately needs new volunteers to fill yawning gaps in public services https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/jun/01/volunteers-week-volunteering-austerity-cuts ITV News: 1 June Funding cuts threaten South Tyneside libraries http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-06-01/funding-cuts-threaten-south-tyneside-libraries/ Chronicle Live: 1 June Future of four libraries at risk of closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 May

Lancashire Evening Post: 28 May Tory pledge to reopen all county’s shut-down libraries http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/preston/tory-pledge-to-reopen-all-county-s-shut-down-libraries-1-8567137 Liverpool Echo: 28 May Warrington North constituency candidates for General Election 2017 Candidate for Greens has campaigned for libraries http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/warrington-north-constituency-candidates-general-13104648

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May

Blackpool Gazette: 26 MayLytham Library hope leads to new friends grouphttp://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/lytham-library-hope-leads-to-new-friends-group-1-8564102Borehamwood Times: 26 MayBarnet | FoI data shows increased PR spending by Barnet Council which could have been spent on librarieshttp://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/15311229.FoI_data_shows_increased_PR_spending/ Ham & High: 26 May Highgate Library ‘being sacrificed’ in…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May

Hartlepool Mail: 25 May Durham | Council fits up leisure centre for new library http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/council-fits-up-leisure-centre-for-new-library-1-8560884 Northumberland Gazette: 25 May LIBRARY: Funding must be increased ‘It appears that the reason for the plight of libraries in schools, and in general, is because…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May

Ham & High: 24 May Haringey | Fears grow in Highgate over 110-year-old library’s future home http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/fears-grow-in-highgate-over-110-year-old-library-s-future-home-1-5032766 North Somerset Times: 24 May Library jobs axed as North Somerset Council make savings cut http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/library-jobs-axed-as-north-somerset-council-make-savings-cut-1-5031157 Hereford Times: 24 May Project launched to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444 Library News (p.33) | Surrey ‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time,…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May

Shields Gazette: 15 May Union outrage over plans for community groups to run South Tyneside libraries http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/union-outrage-over-plans-for-community-groups-to-run-south-tyneside-libraries-1-8541352 BBC News: 16 May Hay Festival cash keeps town library open  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39930723 West Leeds Dispatch: 16 May Library moves out as work starts…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 May

Sun FM: 14 May New chapter for Sunderland Libraries https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2288575/new-chapter-for-sunderland-libraries/ Shiny Shiny: 14 May Are digital libraries the future for children’s reading? Library of Miss Gadish launches Paid for app, requiring in app purchases to access reading packs, which appears to…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May

NE Connected: 12 May Sunderland | New Chapter for Library Services http://neconnected.co.uk/new-chapter-library-services/   Yorkshire Post: 13 May Sheffield | Letter: Library policy that’s a real-life work of satire ‘The changes reflect a fall in the number of people visiting libraries…