Tag: GLL

Libraries news round-up: 26 October 2018

Powys County Times: 26 October Glyn Davies MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library Brixton Buzz: 26 October Lambeth | Carnegie Trust given Lottery grant to help take control of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill Get West London: 26 October…

Libraries news round-up: 5 October 2018

Yorkshire Post: 5 October Yvette Huddleston: Why libraries can boost our mental health Lancashire Evening Post: 5 October Reopening of Bamber Bridge library moves a step closer Brixton Buzz: 5 October Lambeth | Book-ish Gyms declared a success by Labour…

Libraries news round-up: 8 June 2018

Brixton Buzz: 8 June Lambeth Council wants to spend an extra £1M+ on the Carnegie book-ish gym at Herne Hill Barnet Times: 8 June Barnet’s youth assembly wants better libraries Brent & Kilburn Times: 8 June Brent | Malorees School…

Libraries news round-up: 11 May 2018

Leicester Mercury: 11 May South Wigston Library to close as Leicestershire County Council ‘community-run’ deal  The Lincolnite: 11 May Lincoln libraries closed until takeover Lincolnshire Live: 11 May Three Lincoln libraries to close for a week after operator goes under North…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 April 2018

Edenbridge Chronicle: 23 April Bromley library strike called off after pay agreement reached http://www.edenbridge-chronicle.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120301 The Courier: 23 April New Angus mobile libraries lined up at cost of £270,000 https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/639833/new-angus-mobile-libraries-lined-up-at-cost-of-270000/ Lincolnshire Reporter: 23 April North Lincolnshire | New Scunthorpe community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April 2018

Socialist Party: 22 April Bromley library workers win strike campaign ‘GLL attempted to run libraries with significant numbers of posts kept deliberately vacant. This led to the service being stretched to the point of collapse and was the final straw…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2018

Huffington Post: 20 April Northamptonshire | The Libraries Minister’s Local Libraries Could Close. Residents Are Furious – And They’re Suing https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/libraries-minister-s-local-libraries-could-close_uk_5ad61fc4e4b077c89ced29a0 Bristol Live: 20 April Fears Government-funded report into library cuts will be ‘buried’ by Bristol City Council https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fears-government-funded-report-library-1479559 BBC News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2018

The Guardian: 7 April Library cuts hurt us all, but they hit homeless people the hardest https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2018/apr/07/library-cuts-hurt-hit-homeless-people-council-outreach The Argus: 6 April Brighton & Hove | Library changes are ‘against spirit of law’ http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16141544.Library_changes_are____against_spirit_of_law___/ Brighton & Hove News: 6 April Opinion…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 4 April Powys | Town’s library will move to school next month http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/16135967.towns-library-will-move-to-school-next-month/ PRIVATE EYE Edition No. 1467 Library News (p.35)  | Hove’s Carnegie Library In newsagents The Socialist: 4 April Bromley library workers walk out over ‘insulting’…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2018

Chard & Ilminster News: 29 March Somerset | Dozens vow to fight for future of Ilminster Library http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/ilminster_news/16123053.dozens-vow-to-fight-for-future-of-ilminster-library/ News Shopper: 29 March Bromley | West Wickham leisure centre and library up for redevelopment http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16122628.west-wickham-leisure-centre-and-library-up-for-redevelopment/ Croydon Advertiser: 29 March Bromley |…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March 2018

Buxton Advertiser: 28 March Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-unveils-proposed-changes-to-libraries-1-9086098 Bromley Times: 28 March Strikes at Bromley libraries over “insulting” pay offer http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/strikes-at-bromley-libraries-over-insulting-pay-offer-1-5453731 LocalGov: 28 March Bromley library staff strike over ‘paltry’ pay offer https://www.localgov.co.uk/Bromley-library-staff-strike-over-paltry-pay-offer/45034 News Shopper:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 January 2018

Harrow Times: 30 January Harrow libraries brought in-house following Carillion liquidation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15906772.Libraries_brought_in_house_following_Carillion_collapse/ Scottish Daily Record: 30 January Final decision on potential library opening time cuts looms in West Dunbartonshire https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/final-decision-potential-library-opening-11938452 Bristol Post: 30 January Blackadder star Tony Robinson brands Bristol…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

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: 1 December 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 1 December Letter | Betrayal over library Shirley Burnham’s letter http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/15696159.Letters__Friday__December_1__2017/ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 1 December Outdated books and no librarians – schools turn to volunteers as tight budgets risk damaging libraries http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-schools-turning-to-help-of-parents-and-teachers-to-staff-and-stock-libraries-as-budgets-tighten-1-5303281 Eastbourne Herald: 1 December East…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2017

The Gazette: 26 November South Gloucestershire | New volunteers find their feet at Chipping Sodbury’s library http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15682843.New_volunteers_find_their_feet_at_town___s_library/ Brixton Buzz: 26 November Lambeth’s shame: photos of the still-closed Carnegie Library, November 2017 http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/11/lambeths-shame-photos-of-the-still-closed-carnegie-library-november-2017/ Clitheroe Advertiser: 26 November Lancashire | Axed library to…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 2 November Bath & NE Somerset | Council could be forced to revisit decision to move One Stop Shop to Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/council-could-forced-revisit-decision-714902 Norwich Evening News: 2 November Victims could soon go to libraries, shops or even…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2017

Bath Echo: 16 October Plans for new approach to delivery of community libraries given the go ahead http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/plans-new-approach-delivery-community-libraries-given-go-ahead-75517/ BBC News: 16 October Northamptonshire libraries ‘could be community-run http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41641390 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 October BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as…

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…