Tag: Hertfordshire

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April 2018

Herts Advertiser: 25 April Wheathampstead Library handed over to community http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/wheathampstead-community-library-handed-back-to-community-from-council-1-5490848 Croydon Advertiser: 25 April Lambeth | Upper Norwood Library applies to stay open until 1am – so that it can host live music, adult cabaret and even discos License to serve…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April 2018

Bristol Post: 18 April North Somerset | Three more libraries under threat of closure as council looks to make essential cuts https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/three-more-libraries-under-threat-1474080 The Bookseller: 19 April Local election candidates urged to champion libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-encourages-local-election-candidates-champion-libraries-771066 Hemel Gazette 19 April Hertfordshire’s libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 April 2018

Hertfordshire Mercury: 9 April Hoddesdon’s Post Office is set to move to a new location https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/whats-on/shopping/plans-relocate-hoddesdons-125-year-1424318 News from Crystal Palace: 9 April Lambeth candidates sign the pledge: Vote library!!! https://newsfromcrystalpalace.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/lambeth-candidates-sign-the-pledge-vote-library/

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

The Guardian: 17 January London libraries assess impact of Carillion collapse https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/17/london-libraries-assess-impact-of-carillion-collapse Public Finance: 17 January Public sector looks for ways to plug gap left by Carillion http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/01/public-sector-looks-ways-plug-gap-left-carillion The Bookseller: 17 January Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse…

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: 12 January 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 12 January Residents to stage sit-in protest at Oundle’s library https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/residents-to-stage-sit-in-protest-at-oundle-s-library-1-8325937 ITV News: 12 January Northamptonshire | Protesters stage sit-in to save Brackley Library https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-01-12/protesters-stage-sit-in-to-save-brackley-library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 12 January 95 per cent say they want Higham Ferrers Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2018

The Bookseller: 9 January Hancock becomes culture secretary as Greening quits government https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hancock-new-culture-minister-greening-quits-government-704271 Stoke Sentinel: 9 January Consultation begins on future of Staffordshire libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/consultation-begins-future-staffordshire-libraries-1030446 St Albans & Harpenden Review: 9 January Herts County Council seek views on library services…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2017

Craven Herald: 23 November Lancashire | Earby Library a step closer to re-opening http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15671651.Earby_Library_a_step_closer_to_re_opening/ St Helens Star: 23 November Central library to remain closed until further notice http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15679129.Central_library_to_remain_closed_until_further_notice/ The Bookseller: 23 November Pullman and Gaiman back school library campaign https://www.thebookseller.com/news/pullman-and-blackman-back-school-library-campaign-678571 BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 November 2016

St Albans Review : 19 November Hertfordshire | Library celebrates volunteering award Celebrating one year of ‘volunteer-run Chorleywood library “working innovatively” i.e. staffless http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/watford/14908380.Library_celebrates_volunteering_award/ Herald Scotland : 19 November As the UK’s oldest subscription library reaches a milestone, what is the future…

Library News Round-up: 28 November 2014

Deadline News : 28th NovemberSchool libraries on “edge of a cliff” warns private school library headhttp://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2014/11/28/school-libraries-on-edge-of-a-cliff-warns-private-school-library-head/CILIP Scotland : 28th November“The library is the beating heart of the community” http://www.cilips.org.uk/public-library-statement/THE BOOKSELLER : 28th NovemberOrkney libraries celebrate Twitter successhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/orkney-libraries-celebrate-twitter-successTHE GUARDIAN : 27th NovemberLove…

Library News Round-up: 21 November 2014

Public Libraries News : 20th NovemberEditorial | Westminster Hall debate on public librarieshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/westminster-hall-debate-on-public-libraries.htmlITV  News : 21st NovemberVideo feature | Morpurgo backs 10 year old’s library campaign http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2014-11-21/report-morpurgo-backs-10-year-olds-library-campaign/ Barnet & Whetstone Press : 21st NovemberMiliband – “I think Barnet’s approach has been wrong.  I think its approach to…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th – Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2014

Steve Halliday Local Digital Insights from librariescomment from Shirley Burnham and reply from authorLocal Government now has a Library Renewals Digital Dashboard with GOV.UK.http://stevehallidaycio.wordpress.com/2014/09/08/local-digital-insights-from-libraries/comment-page-1/#comment-506Report | Hertfordshire | Delivering the ‘Inspiring Libraries’ Strategy17 libraries to be unstaffed unless volunteers assisthttp://www.hertsdirect.org/mm/17941497/17941504/custservperflibitem520140919.doc …Inspiring Libraries – A New Strategy for Hertfordshire Libraries3…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st March A school library is an equaliser Anna James is The Bookseller’s books and media editor http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/school-library-equaliser.html THE BOOKSELLER : 31st March North Yorks school library service to close School library services have closed across the…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th March Bad news for books? The survival of libraries lies in positive promotion http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2014/mar/17/bad-news-books-survival-libraries?commentpage=1  Public Libraries News : 16th March Editorial | The Library Cuts Symphony http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/03/the-library-cuts-symphony.html BBC News : 17th March New Quay library in Ceredigion to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th December 2013

Get West London : 19th December Harrow | ‘Positive future’ no more as library management company in consultation with staff over redundancies  http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/incoming/positive-future-no-more-library-6432962 The Star : 19th December Funding promise for Sheffield library facing closure http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/funding-promise-for-sheffield-library-facing-closure-1-6325942 Crosby Herald : 19th December Sefton | Carnegie…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th November 2013

Public Libraries News : 28th November Public Lending Right (PLR) and Volunteer Libraries  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/legal/public-lending-right-plr-and-volunteer-libraries THE GUARDIAN : 28th November Cuts may force councils to stop funding arts and leisure services by 2015 Study warns that authorities will have to focus…