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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: 8 July

Wigan Today: 7 July Library users reassured Concerns about volunteers delivering Wigan’s home library service – Staffordshire Newsletter: 7 July Gnosall Library project extended by three years Volunteers but no library building as yet. Focus is on fundraising, including seeking…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January 2016

THE BOOKSELLER :  6th January Councils see libraries as ‘easy targets’ for cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-are-easy-targets-council-budget-cut-decisions-319856 Express & Star : 6th January Walsall Council cuts: Thousands oppose library closure plan http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2016/01/06/walsall-council-cuts-thousands-oppose-library-closure-plan/ LibrariesShacked.org a D3 example visualising news stories for UK public libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 October 2015

Hinckley Times : 29th OctoberLeicestershire | Mobile library plan is mooted for Barwell Barwell had been progressing with a community take-over but the group had to pull out after failing to find ways to make the branch financially viable.http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/mobile-library-plan-mooted-barwell-10344247Oxford Times : 29th OctoberLibrary…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 October 2015

Bournemouth Echo : 27th OctoberDorset | Libraries told: ‘Stop buying new books so we can save cash’ http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13897851.display/ On The Wight : 27th October Changes to library service to be considered by leading councillors http://onthewight.com/2015/10/27/changes-to-library-service-to-be-considered-by-leading-councillors/ Brixton Buzz : 27th OctoberLambeth Council cobbles together library-lite FAQs in attempt…

Library News Round-up: 30 June 2015

Surrey Mirror : 30th JuneReigate and Merstham library opening times set to change The changes are part of a wider review of the library service, which plans to reduce the staffing budget by £227,000 for 2015/16.http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Reigate-Merstham-library-opening-times-set-change/story-26758848-detail/story.html Your Thurrock : 30th JuneAs Thurrock’s…

Library News Round-up: 2 March 2015

Herne Hill Forum : 2nd MarchLambeth | 10 things that are wrong with the Culture2020 proposals for librarieshttp://www.hernehillforum.org.uk/news/10-things-are-wrong-culture2020-proposals-libraries Bristol Post : 2nd March4 Letters – Librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-date-need/story-26102356-detail/story.htmlSomerset County Gazette : 2nd MarchSomerset libraries measures to save £472,000 a yearhttp://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/11827130.Somerset_libraries_measures_to_save___472_000_a_year/Get Bucks : 2nd MarchBucks libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December Cressida Cowell launches Christmas reading challenge Author Cressida Cowell today launched The Reading Agency’s new Christmas reading mini-challenge, designed to encourage children to use their libraries over the Christmas holidays. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cressida-cowell-launches-christmas-reading-challenge.html Southend-on-Sea Borough Council :…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th October 2013

Bristol247.com : 25th October Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time  He highlighted Brent Council’s “radical” changes to library services, which he said had brought overall improvements. http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/25/bristol-libraries-future-darkens-mayor-question-time-93913/ BBC News : 25th October Luton library closures announced due to…