Tag: Leeds

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April

The Gazette: 14 April Lancashire | Warning over library bid ‘chaos’ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/warning-over-library-bid-chaos-1-8493776 Big Issue: 14 April Government considers inquiry into library closures http://www.bigissue.com/news/government-considers-inquiry-library-closures/ Get Reading: 14 April Cost-cutting hits Reading libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/cost-cutting-hits-reading-libraries-12885537 Yorkshire Evening Post: 14 April Free wi-fi switched…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-down-298-2005-480111 Times & Star : 3rd February Cockermouth Library plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2016

BBC News : 30th December Six former libraries up for sale in Lancashire  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38468930 Lancashire Evening Post : 30th December Lancashire County Council is selling more libraries off  http://www.lep.co.uk/news/lancashire-county-council-is-selling-more-libraries-off-1-8311412 DAILY MIRROR : 30th December Cash-strapped councils are spending as little…

Library News Round-up: 16 October 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th OctoberMauger to leave CILIPhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/mauger-leave-cilipLeicester Mercury : 16th October Letter writer has concerns over future of the library service A commendable letter| http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Letter-writer-concerns-future-library-service/story-23202391-detail/story.html Yorkshire Evening Post : 16th OctoberLeeds: Cutting of hours ‘key to survival of libraries’http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/leeds-cutting-of-hours-key-to-survival-of-libraries-1-6898621BBC…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Library News Round-up: 10 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 10th OctoberWriters join fight to save Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/10/writers-join-fight-to-save-liverpool-libraries-caitlin-moran-cathy-cassidyLiverpool Echo : 9th OctoberProposals to rescue Liverpool libraries come in as community rallies to save ‘at-risk’ facilitiesPeople attended a public meeting with Liverpool council to raise fears over the…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2014

Worcester News : 5th SeptemberWe’re after more volunteers to help us out“The people in our libraries aren’t always the type of volunteers that you’d think, often it’s unemployed people or graduates out of university, and it can help them find…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August 2014

The Library Campaign : 31st JulyUnhappy birthday, 1964 Act!It won’t matter what any Act says if DCMS declines to do one darned thing to get it implemented.  And that’s where we are today. http://www.librarycampaign.com/unhappy-birthday-1964-act/ THE GUARDIAN : 1st AugustPhilip Ardagh…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th December Campaigners protest over Herefordshire library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-protest-over-herefordshire-library-cuts.html The Library Campaign : 16th December With friends like these http://www.librarycampaign.com/with-friends-like-these/ The Guardian : 16th December Zero-hours contracts are not poisonous and councils should proudly use them Libraries are…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th November 2013

You Tube : 16th November Save Barnsley Library | Video – Hands Around the Library http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51_S4fzSfIY&feature=youtu.be ITV News : 16th November Barnsley Council: Library service needs to be modernised http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2013-11-16/council-library-service-needs-to-be-modernised/ BBC News : 16th November Leeds | New Rawdon Community Library set to open…