Tag: Devon County Council

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2016

Cumnock Chronicle : 1st May Dumfries & Galloway | Three local services in Sanquhar will be combined http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/14464226.Sanquhar_to_get_combined_council_services/ Torquay Herald Express : 30th April Devon | Ashburton’s new Library at the Post Office has encouraged more young people to read http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Ashburton-s-new-Library-Post-Office-encouraged/story-29193446-detail/story.html#1 Lichfield Mercury :…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2015

BBC News : 15th December East Sussex libraries could cut hours to save running costs http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-35105570 Birmingham Post : 15th December Birmingham libraries should be ‘re-imagined’ to survive http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/birmingham-libraries-should-re-imagined-10599778 Accrington Observer : 15th December Lancashire | Library users hit by fee hikes…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th December Libraries suffer fall in users as Tories slash funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/dec/09/libraries-suffer-fall-in-users-as-tories-slash-funding Public Sector Executive : 9th December Despite closures, libraries shifting from councils to volunteers http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/despite-closures-libraries-shifting-from-councils-to-volunteers?dorewrite=false THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December Library visits fall 14% in…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th November Plan for privately-run Devon libraries passed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plans-privately-owned-libraries-devon-passed-316560 BBC News : 16th November Lancashire County Council plans job cuts and library closures Proposals include reducing the county council’s library network from 74 libraries to 34 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-34836499…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2015

Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 12th November CILIP’s weak statement to the Prime Minister http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2015/11/cilips-weak-statement-to-the-prime-minister.html CILIP : 12th November CILIP calls on Prime Minister David Cameron to develop publicly-funded libraries http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-calls-prime-minister-david-cameron-develop-publicly-funded-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th November Trusts v Volunteer Libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2015

S W Londoner : 6th November Brixtonians will march tomorrow in bid to save Lambeth libraries http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/protestors-to-march-through-brixton-in-bid-to-save-lambeth-libraries-and-scary-monsters/ THE BOOKSELLER :  6th November Vaizey praises library campaign groups in speech http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-praises-library-campaign-groups-speech-316063 Speech | Ed Vaizey MP — Launch of SCL’s Universal Learning Offer https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/launch-of-the-universal-learning-offer-in-libraries THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 November 2015

PublicSectorExecutive (PSE) : 5th November Devon libraries to be outsourced to private company owned by staff http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/devon-libraries-to-be-outsourced-to-private-company-owned-by-staff?dorewrite=false Cambridge News : 5th November Have your say on ways Cambridgeshire libraries can make money – and stave off the threat of cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 November 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th November Community Tubs http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/04/community-tubs/ BBC News : 4th November Library services to be devolved in Cornwall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-34718530 Pirate FM Radio : 4th November Cornwall’s Library Shake-Up http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1783037/cornwalls-library-shake-up/ BBC News : 4th November Wales | Lib Dem plans…

Library News Round-up: 12 September 2015

BBC News : 12th SeptemberNew £10m Willesden Green library and art space opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34232095Facebook | Support for Axminster Library Formal complaint to Devon County Council – Devon Libraries Consultation The full, seven-page letter is published page by page – in the left-hand columnhttps://www.facebook.com/Support-for-Axminster-Library-504457342993799/timeline/?ref=hlShropshire…

Library News Round-up: 31 August 2015

ITV News : 31st AugustDevon | Roommates: local library moves into town post office in face of budget cutshttp://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2015-08-31/roommates-local-library-moves-into-town-post-office-in-face-of-budget-cuts/Ledbury Reporter : 31st AugustArts council chief to visit Hereford On Fridayhttp://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13636393.Arts_council_chief_to_visit_Hereford/ Southampton Daily Echo : 31st AugustLetter | Resist these cuts How about robustly taking on the government,…

Library News Round-up: 29 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 29th August‘Even those who declared loyalty to Stalin kept their libraries open, so why not Lincolnshire’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/8216-declared-loyalty-Stalin-kept-libraries-open/story-27694789-detail/story.htmlTorquay Herald Express : 29th AugustDevonshire | Community celebrates Ashburton Post Office and library openinghttp://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Community-celebrates-Ashburton-Post-Office/story-27700404-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 29th August Southampton | Council consultation on libraries’ closure was…

Library News Round-up: 24 April 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th AprilWBN authors defend libraries and teachers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wbn-authors-defend-libraries-and-teachers Coventry Observer : 24th AprilElection hopefuls called on to pledge support for Coventry librarieshttp://www.coventryobserver.co.uk/2015/04/24/news-Election-hopefuls-called-on-to-pledge-support-for-Coventry-libraries-132414.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd AprilTrojan horse one year onBirmingham Education Partnership will  “lean on the council to boost…

Library News Round-up: 12 March 2015

LGA : 12th MarchPickles gives Enterprising Libraries a cash boosthttp://www.localgov.co.uk/Pickles-gives-Enterprising-Libraries-a-cash-boost/38298 THE BOOKSELLER : 12th MarchDevon confirms mutual move for librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/devon-confirms-mutual-move-librariesHarrow Times : 12th MarchFour libraries to close according to Harrow Council’s library strategyhttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11851503.Four_libraries_to_close_despite_objections/ Bristol Post : 12th MarchBristol’s deputy mayor calls for…

Library News Round-up: 6 March 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 6th MarchTeenagers these days don’t know how to use libraries A message from a teenager asking how to use a library has gone viral after it was tweeted by her brotherhttp://www.mirror.co.uk/usvsth3m/teenagers-days-dont-know-how-5281406Isle of Wight County Press : 6th MarchFurther…

Library News Round-up: 4 March 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th MarchLabour and libraries: the shape of things to comehttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/04/labour-and-libraries-the-shape-of-things-to-come/ Hansard : 3rd MarchPublic Libraries: Written question – 225619http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-02-26/225619/ On You Tube : 3rd MarchBBC Radio Coventry Alan Gibbons Interview – Coventry Libraries Campaignhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjQODi5k0g&feature=youtu.beStoke Sentinel : 4th MarchDo…

Library News Round-up: 30 January 2015

Get Bucks : 30th JanuaryBuckinghamshire libraries aim to be ‘heart of communities’If he was correctly quoted, this “Library Services Manager” makes some astonishing statements http://www.getbucks.co.uk/news/local-news/buckinghamshire-libraries-aim-heart-communities-8548335Wirral Globe : 30th JanuaryCouncil leader blasts ministers in row over Wirral library cutshttp://m.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11761614.Council_leader_blasts_ministers_in_row_over_Wirral_library_cuts/Brixton Buzz : 30th JanuaryLambeth Council…