Tag: Leicestershire

Libraries news round-up: 7 June 2018

Leicestershire Live: 7 June Rushey Mead library closure put on hold at 11th hour The Mirror: 7 June Tory austerity strips more than 3,000 computers with internet from libraries Shadow Libraries Minister Kevin Brennan said: “Tory austerity is decimating digital…

Libraries news round-up: 11 May 2018

Leicester Mercury: 11 May South Wigston Library to close as Leicestershire County Council ‘community-run’ deal  The Lincolnite: 11 May Lincoln libraries closed until takeover Lincolnshire Live: 11 May Three Lincoln libraries to close for a week after operator goes under North…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2018

CILIP: 5 February 2018 Nicholas Serota Interview Arts Council England’s chair talks to Information Professional about entrepreneurialism in public libraries https://www.cilip.org.uk/page/nicholasserota Somerset Mercury: 7 February People urged to join fight against library closure Meeting to form campaign to fight the…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 September 2017

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 September One Hundred And Two! A librarian speaks out about working with volunteers. https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/09/27/one-hundred-and-two/ BBC News: 27 September Berkshire | Reading council needs old books and cash for its libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41414353 Melton Times: 26 September Leicestershire…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th December New analysis shows extent of England’s library book spend drop http://www.thebookseller.com/news/book-spend-and-lending-declines-448271 Public Libraries News : 14th December Editorial | Reading, Feeding and staying open on Christmas Day: innovation continues http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/12/reading-feeding-and-staying-open-on-christmas-day-innovation-continues.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December ‘Heartbreaking’ cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2016

BBC News : 30th November Web archive plans Trump-proof Canada back-up “Libraries in the UK should remember that they too are subject to excessive surveillance powers that may be abused” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38157530 BBC News : 30th November Ten Swindon libraries face…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 25th November All hope not lost as D-Day for libraries looms http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14929354.All_hope_not_lost_as_D_Day_for_libraries_looms/ Hinckley Times : 26th November Hinckley library could be unstaffed in cost-cutting measure Bosses at Leicestershire County Council are considering proposals to allow people to use…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th September Libraries raise awareness of Banned Books Week http://www.thebookseller.com/news/british-library-free-word-and-islington-libraries-participate-banned-books-week-399651 Yorkshire Evening Post : 27th September Wakefield Library opening hours cut down to save £150,000 http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/wakefield-library-opening-hours-cut-down-to-save-150-000-1-8149201 Warrington Guardian : 27th September Green Party urges LiveWire to reconsider…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th July Two thirds of Leicestershire’s libraries to be run by volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/two-thirds-leciestershires-libraries-be-run-volunteers-341666 ITV News : 4th July Third of Leicestershire libraries to be run by volunteers (it’s two thirds) http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-07-04/third-of-leicestershire-libraries-to-be-run-by-volunteers/ The Wharf : 4th July Strike…

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…

Library News Round-up: 3 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 2 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 29 June 2015

Literacy Trust : 29th JuneReport from Read On. Get On. highlights ‘language skills gap’ at age 5 The report highlights the crucial role of local services, including children’s centres and librarieshttp://www.literacytrust.org.uk/news/6698_report_from_read_on_get_on_reveals_language_skills_gap_at_age_fiveReport – ‘Ready to Read’  http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Ready_to_Read.pdfLiverpool Echo : 20th JuneArts Council chief on…

Library News Round-up: 15 January 2015

Lincolnshire | Urgent News – The Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://us3.forward-to-friend.com/forward/preview?u=a40ebd566abc6427e8927e380&id=7f012c75c0THE INDEPENDENT : 15th JanuaryIt’s more than just sentiment that makes the loss of Britain’s libraries so deeply troublinghttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/its-more-than-just-sentiment-that-makes-the-loss-of-britain-libraries-so-deeply-troubling-9979843.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 15th January‘Eighteen months to implement Sieghart’, says library task force chair Paul…

Library News Round-up: 9 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th JanuaryFalkirk looks to scrap school library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/falkirk-looks-scrap-school-library-serviceTHE GUARDIAN : 8th JanuarySchool libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaceshttp://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2015/jan/08/school-libraries-books-students-technologyPublic Libraries News : 8th JanuaryEditorial | Je Suis Charlie, Birmingham, Library song and the Magna Carta http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/je-suis-charlie-birmingham-library-song-and-the-magna-carta.html Don’t Privatise Libraries :…

Library News Round-up: 5 January 2015

Wales Online : 5th JanuaryCardiff | Write a ‘love letter’ to your library – author’s plea to help save capital city’s serviceshttp://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/write-love-letter-your-library-8386545 Gazette Live : 5th JanuaryStockton | Take a tour of Billingham’s new £2.7m library and customer service centre http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/view-take-tour-billinghams-new-8384552Cable.co.uk : 5th JanuaryPublic wi-fi won’t lift…

Library News Round-up: 27 December 2014

Grimsby Telegraph : 27th DecemberN.E. Lincs | Closing chapter for Laceby Library stalwarts http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Closing-chapter-Laceby-Library-stalwarts/story-25771681-detail/story.html Melton Times : 27th DecemberLeicestershire | Council seeks community groups and volunteers to run libraries in Bottesford and East Goscote http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/community/community-news/council-seeks-community-groups-and-volunteers-to-run-libraries-in-bottesford-and-east-goscote-1-6491593 Daily Echo : 27th DecemberFuture of Hampshire libraries ‘depends on…

Library News Round-up: 13 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th NovemberMake a noise about libraries but, please, keep quiet afterwardsLibraries shouldn’t have to become multi-platform, nor should they have to jump through hoops to show us their worth.http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/make-a-noise-about-libraries-but-please-keep-quiet-afterwards-week-in-books-9859442.html CILIP : 13th NovemberGuy Daines | English public libraries – a…

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…

Libraries News Round up: 9 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 8th OctoberSheffield libraries row: government may intervene over volunteer takeoverMP David Blunkett says it would be ‘breathtaking cheek’ for government to launch inquiry over move prompted by cutshttp://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/08/sheffield-libraries-row-government-intervene-takeover-volunteersTHE BOOKSELLER : 9th OctoberAuthors fight to keep Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-fight-keep-liverpool-s-librariesHinckley…