Tag: Essex

Libraries News Round-up: 10 April 2018

Brixton Buzz: 10 April Rachel Heywood thrown out of the Labour party and given a five year ban for standing as an Independent Heywood critical of Lambeth Labour’s actions, including those relating to libraries http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/04/rachel-heywood-thrown-out-of-the-labour-party-and-given-a-five-year-ban-for-standing-as-an-independent/ Echo: 10 April Essex |…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 3 February Damned if we don’t, damned if we do! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2018/02/03/damned-if-we-dont-damned-if-we-do/ Burnham-On-Sea.com: 4 February Somerset | Protest meeting to be held over plans to close Highbridge Library http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-03-02-18.php Banbury Guardian: 4 February Northamptonshire | MP visits Middleton…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2018

The Bookseller: 19 January On borrowed time? Could the decline in library services and book loans put the future of reading in jeopardy?. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/borrowed-time-711926 Lancashire Telegraph: 19 January Barrowford Library to reopen http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15866454.Barrowford_Library_to_reopen/ 2BR Lancashire: 19 January “Why is there…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2018

The Echo: 13 January New volunteer-run community libraries to be introduced across Essex http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15825120.New_volunteer_run_community_libraries_to_be_introduced_across_Essex/ Herts Advertiser: 13 January Public consultation launches on future of Hertfordshire’s libraries http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/public-consultation-launches-on-future-of-hertfordshire-s-libraries-1-5352693 Lancashire Telegraph: 13 January Councillor gives praise to County Hall for reopening of…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 November 2017

The Bookseller: 20 November PLR increases but drop in registered loans ‘disheartening’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-increases-82p-676751 The Bookseller: 20 November Scotland launches single library card pilot https://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-launches-single-library-card-pilot-676661 Eastbourne Herald: 20 November PHOTOS: Huge turnout at protest against Polegate Library closure http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/photos-huge-turnout-at-protest-against-polegate-library-closure-1-8254256 Lancashire Evening…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2017

Voices for the Library: 22 October An Announcement and Final Blog Post from Voices for the Library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2017/10/an-announcement-and-final-blog-post-from-voices-for-the-library/ York Press: 22 October Protect our libraries plea http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15610247.Protect_our_libraries_plea/ East Anglia Daily Times: 22 October Essex County Council wants your views on…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2017

East Anglia Daily Times: 19 September Essex | Council launches consultation to ask residents for views on future of library services http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/council-launches-consultation-to-ask-residents-for-views-on-future-of-library-services-1-5199989 The Echo: 19 September Essex County Council to hold consultation into future of mobile library services http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15543826.Residents_face_losing_access_to_mobile_library_services/ Eastbourne Herald:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 July

Gazette & Herald: 27 July North Yorkshire | Real buzz at opening of Norton Hive Library and Community Hub http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15430151.Real_buzz_at_opening_of_community_hive/ Craven Herald: 27 July North Yorkshire | Volunteers help to write new chapter in story of Bentham Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15417925.Volunteers_help_to_write_new_chapter_in_story_of_Bentham_Library/ Walsall…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March

The Bookseller : 31 March Disappointment over ‘basic’ Taskforce dataset http://www.thebookseller.com/news/disappointment-over-basic-taskforce-dataset-518276 Harwich and Manningtree Standard : 31 March Essex | Silver End Library celebrates moving into new home in village hall http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15192978.Library_celebrates_moving_into_new_home/ Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31 March Temporary lifeline…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March

Lancashire Telegraph : 20 MarchBlackburn Central Library hours reduced due to cutshttp://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15164037.Library_hours_reduced_due_to_cuts/Clacton Gazette : 21 MarchEssex | Historic Southminster Library has to reopen, urge concerned residentshttp://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15169140.Historic_library_has_to_reopen__urge_concerned_residents/ITV News : 21 MarchIsle of Man Family Library fights for its futurehttp://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-03-21/isle-of-man-family-library-fights-for-its-future/

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth Herald : 23 February Library closures: council bosses answer your…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 23rd NovemberLetter | Council has to give us our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-november-23-2016-1-8254311Leigh Journal : 23rd NovemberWigan | £1.4m cuts need to be made to borough’s library services http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/14914393.__1_4m_cuts_need_to_be_made_to_borough_s_library_services/ The Star : 23rd November  Chinese firm’s plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 November 2016

Ipswich Star : 22 November Suffolk Libraries face £230,000 budget cut as bosses call for more public support to save all 44 branches http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/suffolk_libraries_face_230_000_budget_cut_as_bosses_call_for_more_public_support_to_save_all_44_branches_1_4786548 Bury Free Press : 22 November Fresh fears over future of libraries as Suffolk County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June 2014

BBC News : 1st June Save Lincolnshire Libraries establishes fighting fund http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-27655027 Herts & Essex Observer : 1st June Essex | £1m new fund to support voluntary groups & projects aimed at strengthening community-led activityhttp://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/News/Uttlesford/New-fund-to-support-Essex-charities-receives-1m-boost-20140601173005.htm Wales Online : 1st June Angry protesters…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 18th March M M Zadrozny | If libraries can’t make it here in New York, can they make it anywhere? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/18/save-the-new-york-public-library Express & Star : 18th March Reduced opening hours for Wolverhampton libraries revealed Bosses say the move avoids…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th May 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th May Sefton and Manchester: libraries latest http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sefton-and-manchester-libraries-latest.html Manchester Evening News : 28th May Manchester’s Libraries reprieved amid ‘shambles’ claims Council bosses passed an  amended plan at their latest executive meeting after protests from  campaigners and a…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. SW Londoner : 20th May Gove faces backlash after South West London libraries insist children…