Tag Archive for cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2017

Salisbury Journal: 4 September Wiltshire | Mobile library service faces cuts under latest council review http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15513200.Mobile_library_service_faces_cuts_under_latest_council_review/ ITV News: 4 September Derby libraries volunteer shake-up dubbed ‘immoral’ http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-09-04/derby-libraries-volunteer-shake-up-dubbed-immoral/ Derby Telegraph: 4 September Volunteers have five weeks to decide if they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July

Wigan Today: 7 July Library users reassured Concerns about volunteers delivering Wigan’s home library service – Staffordshire Newsletter: 7 July Gnosall Library project extended by three years Volunteers but no library building as yet. Focus is on fundraising, including seeking…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 23 June Highgate Library campaigners consider legal action  Includes poll, and a comment from library campaigner, Alan Wylie (not Alan Whitely, as per original article) of Voices for the Library & Speak Up for Libraries  http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/highgate-library-campaigners-consider-legal-action-1-5075785 Huddersfield Examiner:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 20 June Haringey | Highgate Library campaigners divided over relocation proposal http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/highgate-library-campaigners-divided-over-relocation-proposal-1-5069474 Hastings & St Leonards Observer: 20 June East Sussex | Hastings Library reopening delayed until next spring http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/hastings-library-reopening-delayed-until-next-spring-1-8016216 The Guardian: 20 June The UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June

Bromley Times: 19 June Unite step up campaign against ‘privatisation’ of Bromley’s libraries with through-the-door booklet http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite-step-up-campaign-against-privatisation-of-bromley-s-libraries-with-through-the-door-booklet-1-5067371

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June

Northern Echo: 18 June Debate on future uses for historic Darlington library building ‘Lawyer Michael Imperato – whose work has helped to save other UK libraries – has submitted a 20-page letter to the authority outlining concerns over the authority’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: 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 May

The Courier: 12 May Perth & Kinross | Libraries and museums experience upsurge in visitor numbers https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/424562/libraries-and-museums-experience-upsurge-in-visitor-numbers/ Scotland Herald: 12 May Urgent call for more school librarians to halt slide in literacy standards http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15281370.Urgent_call_for_more_school_librarians_to_halt_slide_in_literacy_standards/ The Shields Gazette: 12 May What…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April

2BR News: 26 April Government gets involved with decision over Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2276503/government-gets-involved-with-decision-over-lancashires-libraries/ Sutton Coldfield Observer: 26 April Sutton Coldfield Library’s short-term future looks secure as town councillors commit funds http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/sutton-coldfield-library-8217-s-future-looks-secure-for-summer-as-town-councillors-commit-funds/story-30296617-detail/story.html Bucks Herald: 26 April Aylesbury study centre to relocate…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April

The Courier: 24 April Fife | Story of Largo Library is a happy ever after Largo Library reopens as volunteer-run facility https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/uncategorised/411433/story-of-largo-library-is-a-happy-ever-after/ Rossendale Free Press: 24 April Lancashire | Government inquiry could investigate library cuts in Rossendale http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/government-inquiry-could-investigate-library-12916312 Broken Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April

St Helens Star: 20 April Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce speaks of importance of libraries in wake of service review http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15233350.Author_Frank_Cottrell_Boyce_speaks_of_importance_of_libraries_in_wake_of_service_review/ Dumbarton Reporter: 20 April Former Ladyton Library edging towards new future as dance school http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/15235841.Former_Ladyton_Library_edging_towards_new_future_as_dance_school/ The Star: 20 April Sheffield | Community focus:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April

Wigan Today: 19 April Questions remain on library reforms http://www.wigantoday.net/news/questions-remain-on-library-reforms-1-8499830 Romford Recorder: 19 April Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/proposal-to-build-62-homes-and-demolish-former-rainham-library-withdrawn-1-4981286 Belper News: 18 April Derbyshire | Council approve £16m plans for former factory site…