Tag: Kirklees

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March

Huddersfield Examiner :  7 March As more libraries in Kirklees face the axe, what can communities do? Volunteer-run ‘library’, open just four hours a week in a church hall. Call for customers to use the facility. Please take a moment to watch…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March

The Guardian : 7 March Councils are facing bankruptcy – is this the end of public service? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/councils-local-authorities-bankruptcy-public-service Huddersfield Examiner : 7 March Kirklees: Developer offers new library for Mirfield – if he can turn old one into an upmarket restaurant  http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/developer-offers-new-library-mirfield-12700276 Craven Herald : 7 March…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed  Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388 Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February Not Waving but Drowning  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/ Bath Chronicle : 2nd February  Protesters…

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…

Library News Round-up: 19 January 2015

Penarth Times : 19th JanuaryLawyer warns council of challenges aheadPublic Law conference, to be attended by library campaign groups, at  the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on January 23 http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11734923.Lawyer_warns_council_of_challenges_ahead/Stoke Sentinel : 19th JanuaryStaffordshire County Council backtracks over local libraries planhttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-backtracks-local/story-25877927-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire…

Library News Round-up: 13 January 2015

Telegraph & Argus : 13th JanuaryKirklees | Campaign meeting for Heckmondwike Library tonighthttp://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/spenvalley/11720379.Campaign_meeting_for_library/Torquay Herald Express : 12th JanuaryShared library service future across Devon and Torbay unlikely to happen before 2016/17http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Discussions-shared-library-service-future/story-25842575-detail/story.html Haringey Independent : 12th JanuaryMP branded ‘cynical’ as council denies Muswell Hill library closurehttp://www.haringeyindependent.co.uk/news/11718728.MP_branded__cynical__as_council_deny_library_closure/

Library News Round-up: 26 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th NovemberRussell Brand: ‘schools without libraries are a disgrace’ Reading Agency Lecturehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/russell-brand-schools-without-libraries-are-disgrace THE GUARDIAN : 25th NovemberRussell Brand pledges funding to set up library at his former schoolhttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/nov/25/russell-brand-library-former-schoolBBC News : 26th NovemberLabour promises ‘digital data review’The report says more…

Library News Round-up: 12 November 2014

PRIVATE EYE  Issue 1379 Library News | SheffieldCouncils meanwhile keep trying to find the lower limit of Vaizey’s idea of “comprehensive”(Available in newsagents)Herald Scotland : 12th NovemberStorm at move to staff libraries with volunteersCommunity volunteers would help operate most public libraries in a…

Library News Round-up: 13 October 2014

Leon’s Library Blog : 13th OctoberWhat about social justice? guest blog by John Vincenthttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2014/10/13/what-about-social-justice/Northampton Chronicle : 13th OctoberNational Childbirth Trust in Northampton hoping to “plug gaps” in support services for parents However, the council have said that they would help support ideas…

Libraries News Round up: 6 October 2014

The Star : 6th OctoberExtra ‘transition period’ for Sheffield librariesJenny van Tinteren, of the Stannington library group, said: “The council is going to carry on paying the rent and utilities for a month, so we can sort a few things…

Libraries News Round up: 4 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd OctoberWhy there won’t be mass redundancies in the public sector after the electionCommunity-run libraries and the rest aren’t happeningAlan Wylie sets the record straight with his comment, here: http://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/41772000 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th OctoberCuts to rural buses…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 24th SeptemberSteal some ideas from the USA, why don’t you?http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/steal-some-ideas-from-the-usa-why-dont-you.htmlKnight Foundation Knight News Challenge Numerous innovative ideas for public libraries are featured.  Challenge closes on 30th Sept. https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/libraries/submissions/BBC News : 24th SeptemberPrison book restriction ‘harms studying’The Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET)…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th SeptemberYoung Americans ‘as keen on libraries as ever’Young people in the US are just as likely to use libraries as older adults, and are more sceptical of the level of information available on the internet, according…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 27th AugustLetters | The evolving role of libraries in the digital age in response to The Guardian View on the Loss of Public Libraries http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/27/evolving-role-libraries-digital-age Mirfield Reporter : 27th AugustLetter | Kirklees library plan leaves me in total disbelief!http://www.mirfieldreporter.co.uk/news/your-letters/kirklees-library-plan-leaves-me-in-total-disbelief-1-6807155Express & Star…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 August 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 19th AugustReaders absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study findshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/aug/19/readers-absorb-less-kindles-paper-study-plot-ereader-digitisationW F Howes : 19th AugustW.F. Howes launches eBook service for libraries UK’s leading publisher of unabridged audiobooks, and subsidiary of Recorded Books Inc., today announced the launch…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th AugustLiverpool moves closer to library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/liverpool-moves-closer-library-closures.htmlA Sense of Place : 15th AugustLiverpool | Closing the librarieshttp://asenseofplaceblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/closing-the-libraries/Alan Gibbons Blog : 15th AugustLiverpool City Council to go ahead with eleven library closureshttp://alangibbons.net/2014/08/liverpool-city-council-to-go-ahead-with-eleven-library-closures/ Liverpool Echo : 15th AugustLiverpool Council to publicly consult…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th AugustCILIP names 2014 library staff of the year http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-names-2014-library-staff-year.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 12th AugustEdinburgh Festival Review | Spine: angry blast at society that denies knowledgeUnexpectedly moving and bubbling with anger, this is a play with backbone which asks urgent questions:…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th AugustLiverpool, Glamorgan and Islington face library cutshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/liverpool-glamorgan-and-islington-face-library-cuts.htmlITV News : 8th AugustLibraries at risk of closure in Liverpool funding reviewhttp://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-08-08/libraries-at-risk-of-closure-in-liverpool-funding-review/Liverpool Echo : 8th AugustJade Wright: We must fight library closures every step of the way “I’d run the…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August 2014

Islington Gazette : 7th AugustSecret Islington Council document: further details uncovered Libraries ‘options’ clarifiedDespite repeatedly promising not to close any libraries, both proposed plans for the future of book lending in the borough involve closure.http://www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/crime-courtsIslington Gazette : 7th AugustHalf libraries…