Tag: funding

Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…

Libraries news round-up: 20 September 2018

iNews: 20 September Children’s services and youth clubs lined up for cuts in ‘worst yet’ council austerity Bosses at local authorities have said that the “worst is yet to come” in cuts to services with libraries, public health, and highways…

Libraries news round-up: 19 September 2018

Blackpool Gazette: 19 September Lancashire | Library’s new chapter won’t begin this year Somerset Live: 19 September Temporary home for Bath library during Podium works yet to be found Critics of the move say several big questions remain unanswered Bath…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 5 August 2018

The Guardian: 5 August Libraries change lives. They should be protected at all costs Get West London: 5 August Ealing Council ordered to think again about plan to ‘close’ library More than 2,000 people have signed a petition calling for…

Libraries news round-up: 20 July 2018

Arts Professional: 20 July Cultural sector to ACE: we need support, not measurement Wales Online: 20 July Libraries, swimming pools and bus station all under threat as Bridgend council warns of ‘unthinkable’ measures Bath Echo: 20 July Designs go on…

Libraries news round-up: 18 June 2018

Northern Echo: 18 June Darlington campaigners face council at Leeds Combined Court York Press: 18 June Council chiefs pledge to keep York library funding for 15 years Richmondshire Today: 18 June North Yorkshire County Council to increase reliance on volunteers…

Libraries news round-up: 31 May 2018

Sussex Express: 31 May East Sussex | LETTER: Look on this as a challenge Bristol Live: 31 May Labour councillor defends comments calling for Wesbury and Henleaze library closures East London & West Sussex Guardian: 31 May Redbridge | Libraries to receive…

Libraries news round-up: 18 May 2018

The Guardian: 18 May Somerset | Tory council at risk of bankruptcy calls for funding system fix Somerset county to close two-thirds of Sure Start children’s centres and half of libraries Welwyn Hatfield Times: 18 May Hertfordshire County Council funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2018

Reading Chronicle: 14 March Liberal Democrat campaigners have urged Wokingham Borough Council to oppose the closure of Maiden Erlegh Library http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16085732._Don_t_take_our_library_away_from_us____campaigners_plea_for_eleventh_hour_rescue/ Tamworth Informed: 14 March Staffordshire | Libraries to offer more arts and cultural events https://www.tamworthinformed.co.uk/libraries-to-offer-more-arts-and-cultural-events/ Hull Daily Mail: 14…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2018

Bury Times: 15 February Opening date for new Tottington Centre and Community Library revealed http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15996001.Opening_date_for_new_Tottington_Centre_and_Community_Library_revealed/ Cambridge Independent: 15 February Library Extra is a ‘double charge’ for residents http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridge/library-extra-is-a-double-charge-for-residents-1-5395068 News Guardian: 15 February North Tyneside | Library campaign receives support https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/library-campaign-receives-support-1-9017463…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2018

The Bookseller: 9 February Settle to step down as Libraries Taskforce chief next month http://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-step-down-libraries-taskforce-chief-next-month-729266 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 February Somerset | Save Highbridge Library! Campaign launched to halt closure plan http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/save-highbridge-library-group-09-02-18.php This is the West Country: 9 February Somerset | Save our…

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: 25 April

Plymouth Herald: 24 April 3,750 people have told the council what they think of closing libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/3-750-have-told-the-council-what-they-think-of-closing-libraries/story-30290852-detail/story.html The Irish Times: 25 April Anita Robinson: We should cherish our libraries, not cut their funding http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/columnists/2017/04/25/news/anita-robinson-we-should-cherish-our-libraries-not-cut-their-funding-1005635/ The Star: 25 April LETTERS |…

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: 22 March

The Bookseller : 21 March Outrage as Library Service of the Year shortlisted slated for closure http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-service-year-shortlistee-slated-closure-511651 Local Gov : 22 March Winning libraries for innovation funding are revealed https://www.localgov.co.uk/Winning-libraries-for-innovation-funding-are-revealed/42778 Libraries Taskforce blog : 22 March And the successful projects are….…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 March

Border Telegraph : 11 March Newspaper move not a matter for council, says leader http://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/15148734.Newspaper_move_not_a_matter_for_council__says_leader/ Ledbury Reporter : 12 March Dutch visitors offer inspiration for Hereford Library http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/15151046.Dutch_visitors_offer_inspiration_for_city_library/ The Gazette : 12 March Funding boost means green light for £5m High Street library http://www.the-gazette.co.uk/news/15150930.Funding_boost_means_green_light_for___5m_High_Street_library/

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…