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: 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: 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…