Tag: Lancashire

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 August 2016

Newtownabbey Times : 6th August N.Ireland | Hands Off Our Libraries campaign ‘celebrating victory’ http://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/newtownabbey-news/hands-off-our-libraries-campaign-celebrating-victory-1-7512136 Rossendale Free Press : 5th August Lancashire | Small cost of keeping libraries open should shock us all http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/incoming/rossendale-scribbler-small-cost-keeping-11708356 Minster FM : 5th August York | Plans for new community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August 2016

Derby Telegraph : 1st August Petition launched to keep Allestree Library open http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/petition-launched-to-stop-proposed-changes-to-derby-s-libraries/story-29572522-detail/story.html 2BR News : 1st August Calls to extend library and children centre consultation in Lancashire The elderly excluded from consultations http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2053860/calls-to-extend-library-and-children-centre-consultation-in-lancashire/ Penarth Times : 1st August Vale…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th July Derby plans to hand 11 libraries over to volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/derby-plans-hand-11-libraries-over-volunteers-369256 Accrington Observer : 28th July MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/mp-enlisted-david-cameron-talks-11673663 Huffington Post : 28th July Last of the Rare…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2016

New Start Magazine : 21st July Libraries are key to combating digital exclusion http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/libraries-key-combating-digital-exclusion/ THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd July Rob Wilson given libraries brief at DCMS http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-given-libraries-brief-dcms-364081 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd July The DCMS & Civil Society (and Ed!)…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th July Vaizey and Poole in Twitter spat over libraries record http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-and-poole-twitter-spat-363056 Museums Association : 20th July Wrexham scraps plan for museum and library trust https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/20072016-wrexham-scraps-museum-library-trus Rossendale Free Press : 20th July Lancashire | VIDEO: Comedian pens letter to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2016

Brixton Blog : 19th July Lambeth | Carnegie trust won’t back council library planning application http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library-trust-council-planning-application/39252 The Star : 19th July Letter | The library policy failed http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/the-library-policy-failed-1-8021045 Lancashire Evening Press : 14th July Lancashire County Council underspent by more than half a million…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th July Wrexham Council scraps plans to outsource libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/council-scraps-plans-outsource-wrexham-libraries-trust-351206 Get Reading : 11th JulyBracknell budget: £6 million cuts likely “We have a statutory obligation to run a library service, but what is a statutory library service? Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July 2016

  Swindon Advertiser : 8th July Let’s create innovative library service says Leader, David  Renard http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14605222.Let_s_create_innovative_library_service__says_David_Renard/   Blackpool Gazette : 8th July Letter | LIBRARIES – Politicians should be careful with our cash from UKIP candidate http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-july-8-2016-1-8004565   Brixton Blog : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 28th June Lancashire | Mum’s library plea as fight hits parliament autistic daughter http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/wyre/cleveleys/mum-s-library-plea-as-fight-hits-parliament-1-7985305 Brixton Blog : 28th June Lambeth library campaigners plan Rec protest http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-protest-rec/38604 Lurgan Mail : 28th June NI | Protest at cuts to Lurgan library…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June 2016

CILIP : 23rd June CILIP to work alongside Speak Up for Libraries group as independent supporter http://www.cilip.org.uk/news/cilip-work-alongside-speak-libraries-group-independent-supporter Speak Up for Libraries – Update : 23rd June http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/speak-up-for-libraries-update/ Libraries Taskforce : 23rd June Guest post | Soul of the City: a vision for the…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June 2016

The Library Campaign : 16th June Children’s literacy under threat as Greenwich plans to close mobile library service http://www.librarycampaign.com/childrens-literacy-under-threat-as-greenwich-council-plans-to-close-mobile-library-service/ Northern Echo : 16th June Crown Street Library set to re-locate to Darlington’s Dolphin Centre while Cockerton Library avoids closure http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14559298.Crown_Street_Library_set_to_re_locate_to_Darlington_s_Dolphin_Centre_while_Cockerton_Library_avoids_closure/…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2016

Reading Educator : 9th June Why Cilip’s ‘kite mark’ will crash and burn https://readingeducator.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/why-cilips-kite-mark-will-crash-and-burn/ Cambridge News : 9th June Backlash as cash-strapped Cambridgeshire County Council bring in £1 charge on book reservations http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Backlash-cash-strapped-Cambridgeshire-County/story-29380072-detail/story.html The Argus : 9th June Greens and…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 7th June Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/07/care-home-residents-dementia-life-changing-power-of-library Socialist Worker : 7th June Strike planned for libraries in Barnet  https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42874/Strike+planned+for+libraries+in+Barnet North London Newspapers : 7th June Barnet | Council calls on communities to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2016

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th June Every Little Helps..! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/04/every-little-helps/ Clitheroe Advertiser : 3rd June MP calls for county council to be placed in special measures http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/mp-calls-for-county-council-to-be-placed-in-special-measures-1-7944798 Shropshire Star : 3rd June Why libraries boost our quality of life http://www.shropshirestar.com/lifestyle/blogs/2016/06/03/phil-gillam-why-libraries-boost-our-quality-of-life/

Libraries News Round-up: 3 June 2016

Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen : 3rd June Cash-strapped Lancashire local authorities lose more than £1m http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/14535030.Cash_strapped_Lancashire_local_authorities_lose_more_than___1m/ The Star : 3rd June Sheffield | Benefits of libraries the Council‘s view http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/benefits-of-libraries-1-7945363 THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd June Get a grip, Libraries Taskforce http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/get-grip-libraries-taskforce-331096 This Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 May 2016

The Observer : 29th May Boys who live with books ‘earn more as adults’ Italian economists find access to books can materially affect earnings compared with those who grew up with few or none. http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/29/boys-books-earnings-adults Daily Record : 29th May…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2016

Darlington & Stockton Times : 27th May North Yorkshire | Volunteers set to staff many libraries http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/14520358.Volunteers_set_to_staff_many_libraries/ Yorkshire Post : 26th May Letter | Volunteers step in when cuts  hit our libraries Sheffield Council defends its Libraries policy http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-volunteers-step-in-when-cuts-hit-our-libraries-1-7933624 Garstang Courier : 27th May Lancashire | Councillors…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…