Tag: Kensal Rise Library

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: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July 2016

Lauren Smith : 1st July Libraries and the EU Referendum https://laurensmith.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/libraries-and-the-eu-referendum/ THE BOOKSELLER : 30th June Writers donate to re-open Kensal Rise Library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/writers-donate-re-open-kensal-rise-library-341441 Bexley Times : 1st July Bexley | Libraries set to expand under new ownership http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/libraries_set_to_expand_under_new_ownership_1_4599773 Spalding Today :…

Library News Round-up: 13 June 2015

BBC News : 12th JuneLibrary loans in Warwickshire (community libraries) down by 46% since 2011/12http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-33081298 Brent & Kilburn Times : 12th JuneKensal Rise Library holds an open day for the communityhttp://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/heritage/kensal_rise_library_holds_an_open_day_for_the_community_1_4109789Friends of The Library of Birmingham : 13th JuneVIDEO | Alan Gibbons speaking…

Library News Round-up: 20 January 2015

BBC News : 20th JanuaryKirklees Council library service consultation beginshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-30895238 Northern Echo : 20th JanuaryLetter | Please save our libraryAn eloquent description of the staff and service at Stokesley Libraryhttp://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/features/letters/11737420.Please_save_our_library/ News Shopper : 20th JanuaryShould Kent County Council transfer responsibility for its libraries to…

Library News Round-up: 15 December 2014

Spiked Online : 15th DecemberThe future of libraries – no books, no knowledgeBut rather than responding to this challenge by remaking the case for public libraries, even in economically uncertain times, this (Carnegie UK) report throws in the towel.  http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-future-of-libraries-no-books-no-knowledge/16354#.VI8_y8lNglASouth Wales Guardian :…

Library News Round-up: 12 December 2014

Voices for the Library : 12th DecemberWhat is the value of the Imperial War Museum’s Library?Guest posthttp://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/12/what-is-the-value-of-the-imperial-war-museums-library/Public Libraries News : 11th DecemberEditorial | Lobbing it all away: shocking Library of Birmingham cutshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/lobbing-it-all-away-shocking-library-of-birmingham-cuts.htmlExpress & Star : 12th DecemberProtest over planned changes to Staffordshire…

Library News Round-up: 30 November 2014

THE OBSERVER : 30th NovemberLetter | Council leaders of all parties plead for no more cuts119 councils, including 40 Tory signatories http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2014/nov/30/letters-council-leaders-across-spectrum-plead-no-more-cuts THE OBSERVER : 30th NovemberTory shires join call for more cash and powers for England’s regionsCouncil leaders demand devolution and an end…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June 2014

North Devon Journal : 19th June All libraries face changes in light of proposed cuts warns councillor  A councillor has warned that even libraries presumed safe from cuts could face changes. http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/libaries-face-changes-light-proposed-cuts-warns/story-21262951-detail/story.html Stoke Sentinel : 19th June Staffordshire County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th April 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 14th April 6 Letters | Culture, commitment, libraries and expertise  http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/apr/14/culuture-commitment-libraries-expertise Lincolnshire Echo : 14th April Helen Goodman, Labour’s Shadow Libraries Minister, visits Ermine Library tomorrow http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Save-Lincolnshire-Libraries-Helen-Goodman-Labour/story-20954990-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th April Shadow Libraries Minister to visit Lincolnshire Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd February 2014

Southend Standard : 2nd February 100 volunteers say they’ll run Southend’s libraries http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/echo/10979155.100_volunteers_say_they_ll_run_Southend_s_libraries/?ref=nt Louth Eye : 1st February Lincolnshire | Evidence Of Shocking Cluelessness At LCC http://www.loutheye.co.uk/01-02-14-evidence-of-shocking-cluelessness-at-lcc.php Spalding Guardian : 2nd February The Deepings | Council drew up ‘secret’ library plan “There may be…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th December 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Should libraries rely on volunteers?  includes a poll http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/poll/2013/dec/12/libraries-volunteers-council-cuts London Evening Standard : 12th December Derek Jacobi: Libraries have been a big part of my life and we must fight to save them  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/derek-jacobi-libraries-have-been-a-big-part-of-my-life-andwe-must-fight-to-save-them-8999869.html THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th November 2013

The Star : 13th November Sheffield library sites ‘set up to fail’ Sheffield Council officers have warned libraries kept open by community groups without public funding would lack any ‘real chance’ of staying open.  In a section of a draft…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th August 2013

FINANCIAL TIMES : 30th August A new chapter for libraries The rash of closures of local libraries by cash-stricken local authorities in England has prompted real (and justified) outrage of the kind only otherwise witnessed with the closure of hospitals.…