Tag: funding cuts

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: 22 August 2017

Shropshire Star: 22 August Powys County Council aims to halve cost of running libraries  ‘community partnerships’ planned  https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/politics/2017/08/22/powys-county-council-aims-to-halve-cost-of-running-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 22 August NE Lincolnshire | ‘I don’t know what I’d do without it’ – Library users urge council to shelve…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 13th December Libraries proposal given the green light by committee – but only by one vote http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14963213.Libraries_proposal_given_the_green_light_by_committee___but_only_by_one_vote/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th December Ministers suggest libraries could stay http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14966644.Ministers_suggest_libraries_could_stay/ Newbury Weekly News : 14th December Revealed: The cost…

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: 28 August 2016

  BBC News : 28th August BBC signs partnership with Libraries NI to promote reading http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37209502 Blog Preston : 28th August Future of Preston and South Ribble libraries and children’s centres decided detailed report http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/08/future-of-preston-and-south-ribble-libraries-and-childrens-centres-decided/ That’s Lancashire | TV report…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2016

  BBC News : 27th August Lancashire County Council to go ahead with library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37203667   Lancashire Telegraph : 27th August Plans to shut more than 20 libraries in East Lancashire given go-ahead http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/14708794.Plans_to_shut_more_than_20_libraries_in_East_Lancashire_given_go_ahead/     Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th August Jeremy Corbyn promises to reverse arts spending cuts https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/aug/25/jeremy-corbyn-arts-pupil-premium-primary-schools-reverse-spending-cuts   THE BOOKSELLER : 26th August Corbyn pledges to reverse cuts to arts spending and develop a national policy for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/corbyn-promise-reverse-cuts-arts-spending-383051   Blackpool Gazette :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 24th August Editorial | A Labour library mess-up and the police in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/a-labour-library-mess-up-and-the-police-in-libraries.html Coventry Telegraph : 25th August Letter | ‘Anyone who thinks this is a good idea has no concept of what a library…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 August 2016

LGA : 24th August Council library staff trained to help people file police reports http://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-library-staff-trained-to-help-people-file-police-reports/41507| Infoism : 24th August Public libraries, police and the normalisation of surveillance http://infoism.co.uk/2016/08/police-libraries/ West Briton : 24th August Cornwall | Upton Cross library facing closure as council…

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: 12 May 2016

Make a difference https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/12/make-a-difference/ Northern Echo : 12th May Friends group launched to save Darlington’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14489490.Friends_group_launched_to_save_Darlington_s_libraries/ Skegness Standard : 11th May Lincolnshire | New-look Alford Library offers homely atmopshere http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-look-alford-library-offers-homely-atmopshere-1-7379407 Lytham St Anne’s Express : 12th May Lancashire | MP condemns closure hit-list…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 9th May County Council staff wait for jobs news as cuts row grows http://www.lep.co.uk/news/county-council-staff-wait-for-jobs-news-as-cuts-row-grows-1-7901825 Lancashire Evening Post : 10th May Letter | ‘Shameful legacy of closures’ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/your-say/readers-letters-may-10-1-7903759 Chorley Guardian : 10th May Shock as closure hit list is…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th April Government to investigate Lambeth’s library plans http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/11/government-to-investigate-lambeths-library-plans BBC News : 11th April Government seeks answers over Carnegie Library closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36017224  Brixton Buzz : 11th April Government Minister considers formal inquiry into Lambeth Council’s book-ish gyms…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2016

LGA : 4th April Councils defend ‘difficult’ service spending cuts http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-defend-difficult-service-spending-cuts/40612 LGA : 4th April Councils issuing thousands of ‘gagging orders’ suggest figures http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-issuing-thousands-of-gagging-orders-suggest-figures/40607 Brixton Buzz : 4th April Lambeth issues possession order as Carnegie Library campaigners stand firm on…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 31st March If librarians and steelworkers wanted state bail-outs they should have done something useful – like bankers http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-librarians-and-steelworkers-wanted-state-bail-outs-they-should-have-done-something-useful-like-a6962121.html THE GUARDIAN : 31st March Lambeth library plans condemned as ‘absolute shambles’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/31/lambeth-library-plans-london-budget-cuts-close ITV News : 31st March…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March 2016

DAILY MIRROR : 13th March Tory social housing sell-off could force councils to flog libraries and parks to fill £2 billion black hole http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/tory-social-housing-sell-could-7548924?ICID=FB_mirror_main Swindon Advertiser : 13th March Library campaigners show support at Old Town fundraiser http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14340791.Library_campaigners_show_support_at_Old_Town_fundraiser/ Northern Echo : 13th…