Tag: Coventry

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2018

Coventry Observer: 2 May Earlsdon Library under threat as board pulls out of formal takeover over council funding concerns https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/earlsdon-library-under-threat-as-board-pulls-out-of-formal-takeover-over-council-funding-concerns/ .  Somerset Live: 2 May Somerset libraries could be forced to share staff as council consults on their futures https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somerset-libraries-could-forced-share-1522817 …

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2018

Bury Times: 11 January Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15821606.Bury_Council_is_giving_away_its_books_after_closing_10_libraries/ Bolton News: 11 January Appeal for volunteers and funds after takeover of community hub http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821617.Appeal_for_volunteers_and_funds_after_takeover_of_community_hub/ Press & Journal: 11 January Aberdeenshire | Campaigners looking for…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2018

The Bookseller: 4 January DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library https://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-investigating-threatened-darlington-library-702146 Pocklington Post: 4 January East Riding of Yorkshire | Village library to close for revamp https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/village-library-to-close-for-revamp-1-8939078 Scotland Herald: 4 January Figures show growing ‘culture gap’ between rich and poor Scots…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 July

Coventry Observer: 2 July Youngsters design logo for first ‘community-led library’ in Coventry ‘In an era of government cuts to local authorities, council-run libraries are under threat.  Although nearly all in Coventry have escaped the axe, there is a push…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2017

Lancashire Telegraph : 5th January Fury over ‘duplicitous’ timing of Whalley Library sale announcement http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15004758.Fury_over____duplicitous____timing_of_Whalley_Library_sale_announcement/ Hereford Times : 5th January Hereford library to re-open http://www.herefordtimes.com/NEWS/15001677.Hereford_library_to_re_open/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Blog | A healthy, happy, connected community: it starts in  the library…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2016

The Guardian : 21 November School libraries are a good thing: it’s official https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/nov/21/chris-riddell-libraries-schools-children-reading-booktrust The Big Issue : 21 November Alan Bennett Interview | “One of the real regrets in my life is that I have never kept a donkey” …

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2016

  BBC News : 27th August Lancashire County Council to go ahead with library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37203667   Lancashire Telegraph : 27th August Plans to shut more than 20 libraries in East Lancashire given go-ahead http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/14708794.Plans_to_shut_more_than_20_libraries_in_East_Lancashire_given_go_ahead/     Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th August Jeremy Corbyn promises to reverse arts spending cuts https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/25/jeremy-corbyn-arts-pupil-premium-primary-schools-reverse-spending-cuts   THE BOOKSELLER : 26th August Corbyn pledges to reverse cuts to arts spending and develop a national policy for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-promise-reverse-cuts-arts-spending-383051   Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 24th August Editorial | A Labour library mess-up and the police in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/a-labour-library-mess-up-and-the-police-in-libraries.html Coventry Telegraph : 25th August Letter | ‘Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has no concept of what a library…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 21st August Editorial | Fewer are Taking Part so let’s have a National Demonstration http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/fewer-are-taking-part-so-lets-have-a-national-demonstration.html The Visitor : 22nd August Lancashire | 2,450 sign Morecambe Library petition http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/local/2-450-sign-morecambe-library-petition-1-8082752 Isle of Wight Radio : 22nd August Mobile Libraries Hit By Isle…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th August Corbyn backs national libraries demonstration http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-backs-national-libraries-protest-380976 AtuaLitté : 19th August Désertées, les bibliothèques britanniques finiront-elles par être obsolètes ? https://www.actualitte.com/article/monde-edition/desertees-les-bibliotheques-britanniques-finiront-elles-par-etre-obsoletes/66510 Coventry Telegraph : 19th August Plan to slash £3.8million from Coventry’s libraries and children’s services…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 August 2016

Book Brunch : 17th August Libraries: no plans and no leadership — Desmond Clarke http://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/article_free.asp?pid=libraries_no_plans_and_no_leadership Leon’s Library Blog : 17th August Reply from Owen Smith https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/08/17/reply-from-owen-smith/ Accrington Observer : 17th August Lancashire | Bids to save borough libraries revealed – but will…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 16th August Library use in England fell dramatically over last decade, figures show https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/16/library-use-in-england-fell-dramatically-over-last-decade-figures-show Coventry Telegraph : 16th August Could Coventry’s libraries go online to save cash? Books could be ordered online and collected from a community…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Swindon set to close 11 of its 15 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jul/12/swindon-set-to-close-11-of-its-15-libraries THE BOOKSELLER : 12th July Swindon Council urged to rethink ‘severe’ library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-slams-swindon-councils-plans-close-11-libraries-352071 Coventry Telegraph : 12th JulyDozens of protesters campaign about library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th July Wrexham Council scraps plans to outsource libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/council-scraps-plans-outsource-wrexham-libraries-trust-351206 Get Reading : 11th JulyBracknell budget: £6 million cuts likely “We have a statutory obligation to run a library service, but what is a statutory library service? Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July 2016

  Swindon Advertiser : 8th July Let’s create innovative library service says Leader, David  Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14605222.Let_s_create_innovative_library_service__says_David_Renard/   Blackpool Gazette : 8th July Letter | LIBRARIES – Politicians should be careful with our cash from UKIP candidate http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-july-8-2016-1-8004565   Brixton Blog : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July 2016

ITV News : 7th July Campaign as Swindon Council plans to cut 75% of its libraries http://www.itv.com/news/west/2016-07-07/campaign-as-council-plans-to-cut-75-of-its-libraries/ THE BOOKSELLER : 7th July Fresh plans to cut 22 more libraries across England emerge http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-threatened-closure-343646 This Is Wiltshire : 6th July Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 July 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 6th July Council to cut 11 out of 15 libraries within next 12 months http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14599527.Council_to_close_11_out_of_15_libraries_within_next_12_months/ BBC News : 6th July Protests over closure plans for Coventry libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-36721629 Coventry Telegraph : 5th July Several libraries could close if community groups cannot be…