Tag Archive for Darlington

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2018

i News: 1 March World Book Day: ‘Drastic’ decline in libraries book stock revealed https://inews.co.uk/news/world-book-day-drastic-decline-libraries-book-stock-revealed/ Northampton Chronicle: 1 March National library institute calls for inquiry into Northamptonshire library cuts https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/national-library-institute-calls-for-inquiry-into-northamptonshire-library-cuts-1-8398782 Camelford & Delabole Post: 1 March Cornwall | Camelford Town Council prepares for library…

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: 31 December 2017

Bath Echo: 28 December Bath & NE Somerset | Future of Saltford’s Post Office in doubt after closure just before Christmas https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/future-saltfords-post-office-doubt-closure-just-christmas-76459/ Darlington & Stockton Times: 29 December ‘Evidence gathering’ visit to Darlington by government department investigating formal complaint over plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 14 December Dunbartonshire | MSP slams council plans to cut library opening times http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/msp-slams-council-plans-cut-11688816 Northern Echo: 14 December Complaints about cost of Crown Street Library court case are ‘silly’, says Darlington councillor http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15771359.Complaints_about_cost_of_library_court_case_are__silly___says_councillor/ Ilkley Gazette: 14 December…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2017

Oxford Mail: 12 December Take a sneak peek inside Oxford’s new library http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15709970.Take_a_sneak_peek_inside_Oxford_s_new_library/ BBC News: 12 December East Sussex | Council’s £720k overspend on library as others to close http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42320579 News Shopper: 12 December Greenwich | Plans for expanded Plumstead library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2017

The Bookseller: 28 November 2017 Relentless cuts are turning library sector into ‘war zone’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/public-library-sector-war-zone-678926 Northern Echo: 28 November Court will hear of the battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street Library today http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/15686574.Court_will_hear_of_the_battle_to_save_Darlington_s_historic_Crown_Street_Library_today/ Northern Echo: 28 November Judge orders…

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: 26 October 2017

The Guardian: 26 October No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/26/no-one-use-libraries-any-more-rubbish-sanctuaries–enrich-communities Darlington & Stockton Times: 26 October Court date set in battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street library http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15622020.Court_date_set_in_battle_to_save_historic_library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 October Meeting in Desborough over library…

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: 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…

Developments in Darlington

Things are hotting up in Darlington. The local press reports that a town centre library is up for a change to become a community centre or be sold for redevelopment. Local campaigners have made a series of videos about their both Crown…

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: 4 April

The Bookseller : 3 April Lambeth |  Hundreds gather to ‘ridicule’ Carnegie Library situation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/250-carnegie-library-protestors-ridicule-lambeth-council-518506 Holyrood : 4 April £150,000 programme launched to support public library projects https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/%C2%A3150000-programme-launched-support-public-library-projects Third Force News : 4 April Charities offer libraries funding opportunity http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/charities-offer-libraries-funding-opportunity Ikley Gazette…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 March

Gazette & Herald : 25 March North Yorkshire | Kirkbymoorside Library gets ready to open as a community managed library next month http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15158321.And_the_story_of_a_new_library_begins/ Chester Chronicle : 25 March Chester library opening date at Storyhouse is announced http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/chester-library-opening-date-storyhouse-12789169 The Northern Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March

The Bookseller : 22 March Recipients of £4m libraries fund revealed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/recipients-4m-libraries-fund-revealed-513426 The Guardian : 23 March Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/23/authors-condemn-4m-library-fund-as-a-sop-and-a-whitewash Public Libraries News : 23 March Editorial | And the prizewinners are: ACE innovation funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March

Yorkshire Coast Radio : 20 March North Yorkshire Libraries Prepare for Change https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2249672/north-yorkshire-libraries-prepare-for-change/ Bromley Times : 20 March Campaign to save Bromley’s libraries from privatisation ramps up with week-long strike by library staff http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/campaign_to_save_bromley_s_libraries_from_privatisation_ramps_up_with_week_long_strike_by_library_staff_1_4939016 The Northern Echo : 20 March Darlington…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February

The Guardian : 22 February To survive the cuts, libraries must put themselves at the heart of communities Written by Cllr Ian Stephens who chairs the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/feb/22/libraries-community-hubs-survive-council-budget-cuts Leicester Mercury : 22 February Pupils…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th February Public Library usage stats down again, hmm I wonder why? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/public-library-usage-stats-down-again.html THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Letter | The local library helped me become a novelist  Apropos Professor Krashen’s letter (2 February) on the need to…

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: 30 June 2016

Northern Echo : 30th June Campaigners say Darlington deserves better after council agrees to cuts http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14591161.Campaigners_say_the_Darlington_deserves_better_after_council_agrees_to_cuts/ Blackpool Gazette : 30th June VIDEO | Pupil power! Youngsters hit the streets with ‘Save our Libraries’ message http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/pupil-power-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-7990259 Blackpool Gazette : 30th June…