Tag: Cumbria

Libraries news round-up: 3 October 2018

Northern Echo: 3 October Council to forge Darlington library plan with campaigners Times and Star: 3 October Campaign to extend library opening hours Herts Advertiser: 3 October New library facilities being built in Redbourn and Wheathampstead fire stations to keep costs down…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April 2018

News & Star: 14 April Cumbria | Town centre library to close and move into nearby archive centre http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Town-centre-library-to-close-and-move-into-nearby-archive-centre-709f13b8-c0dc-408b-b196-197f83c364cd-ds Weston & Somerset Mercury: 14 April Somerset | Councillors vote to try to prevent Highbridge Library from closing http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/highbridge-library-may-not-close-1-5475335

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2018

The Guardian: 21 March Government may intervene in Northampton library closures https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/21/government-eyes-intervention-into-northampton-library-closures Barnet Unison: 22 March Fire safety issues in Barnet Libraries http://www.barnetunison.me.uk/wp/2018/03/22/fire-safety-issues-in-barnet-libraries/ Times & Star: 22 March Cumbria | Town council to pay for library newspapers http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/Town-council-to-pay-for-library-newspapers-b9984c8c-3bb5-4b87-86f5-1b87e7d65d12-ds Wellington Weekly News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March 2018

Shoreham Herald: 4 March Lincolnshire | A new chapter for volunteer-run library in Burgh le Marsh https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/whats-on/arts/a-new-chapter-for-volunteer-run-library-in-burgh-le-marsh-1-8401217 Gazette Live: 4 March Stockton | Under-threat library reopens after being given last-minute lifeline volunteer-run library https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/under-threat-library-reopens-after-14365966 NW Evening Mail: 4 March Cumbria County Councillor condemns plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 11 November Save Bath Library: Do our politicians in Bath have no shame over libraries? http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/save-bath-library-politicians-bath-763301 News & Star: 12 November Cumbria | Three libraries could be shut http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Three-libraries-could-be-shut-9d2b6eeb-1182-42e8-82f3-088673f007ab-ds

Libraries News Round-up: 27 October 2017

Banbury Guardian: 27 October Northants | ‘Disaster’: Group slams plan to close Middleton Cheney Library as consultation opens http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/disaster-group-slams-plan-to-close-middleton-cheney-library-as-consultation-opens-1-8217219 The Star: 27 October The Star Looks at Sheffield’s Libraries: More than just books as Upperthorpe shows it has Zest http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/features/the-star-looks-at-sheffield-s-libraries-more-than-just-books-as-upperthorpe-shows-it-has-zest-1-8826070…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed  Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388 Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February Not Waving but Drowning  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/ Bath Chronicle : 2nd February  Protesters…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2016

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 20th December Council unveils four charities which will run libraries following service cuts http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=116316&headline=Council%20unveils%20four%20charities%20which%20will%20run%20libraries%20following%20service%20cuts&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 News & Star : 20th December Cockermouth library campaigners refused consultation extension by Cumbria County Council http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Cockermouth-library-campaigners-refused-consultation-extension-by-Cumbria-County-Council-68d2e517-cfff-44e9-8cd0-e25823bc4369-ds Blackpool Gazette : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December Authors stamp new library strategy ‘too little, too late’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/authors-stamp-new-library-strategy-too-little-too-late Times & Star : 1st December Cumbria | How to have your say on library cuts http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/How-to-have-your-say-on-library-cuts-0d385ee4-56b6-42f1-854a-6d8938d5b3c5-ds

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2016

Public Libraries News : 27th November Editorial | The usage of the Summer Reading Challenge is down. Why? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/11/the-usage-of-the-summer-reading-challenge-is-down-why.html Express & Star : 28th November Walsall | Campaigners fight for future of closure-threatened Aldridge Library – WATCH & PICTURES http://www.expressandstar.com/picture-galleries/news-video/2016/11/28/campaigners-fight-for-future-of-closure-threatened-aldridge-library-at-protest-watch-and-pictures/aldprotest-08-tt-26-jpg/ Edinburgh Evening News : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2016

Leicester Mercury : 13 November ‘Wow – just wow’: People power saves Leicester library  decision to keep the status quo http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/wow-just-wow-people-power-saves-leicester-library/story-29891419-detail/story.html Cornish Times : 13 November Library changes debated  http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107392&headline=Library%20changes%20debated&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 The Guardian : 14 November Children’s laureates demand UK government…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st October British arts establishment is full of ‘relentlessly left-wing groupthink’, former culture minister says http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/31/british-arts-establishment-is-full-of-relentlessly-left-wing-gro/ a-n.co.uk : 1st November National demonstration against closure of libraries and museums set for 5 November https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/national-demonstration-against-closure-of-libraries-and-museums-set-for-5-november Socialist Worker : 1st November…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

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: 1 June 2016

Manchester Evening News : 1st June Libraries at risk in Bury as council looks to make further savings after government cuts http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/libraries-risk-bury-council-looks-11414374 Swindon Advertiser: 1st June Youngsters urged to get creative as libraries campaign launches poster and poetry competition http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14530133.Youngsters_urged_to_get_creative_as_libraries_campaign_launches_poster_and_poetry_competition/…

Library News Round-up: 20 September 2015

Sleaford Standard : 20th SeptemberLincolnshire | New volunteer-run library all set to open More “volunteer librarians” soughthttp://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-volunteer-run-library-all-set-to-open-1-6965873 Burton Mail : 20th SeptemberStaffordshire | Delight as Barton Library is taken over by NHS trust http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Delight-Barton-Library-taken-NHS-trust/story-27824447-detail/story.html Leon’s Library Blog : 20th SeptemberWhen is a librarian not a librarian? http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/20/when-is-a-librarian-not-a-librarian/ Westmorland Gazette :…

Library News Round-up: 18 November 2014

Stoke Sentinel : 18th NovemberStaffordshire County Council library staff asked how to save their jobsThere are 320 library staff employed by the authority, and dozens could potentially lose their jobs if they are replaced by unpaid volunteers.http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-library-staff-asked/story-24549439-detail/story.html Express & Star :…