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Libraries News Round-up: 27 March

Windsor Observer : 27 March New mobile library plan http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/ Bournemouth Echo : 27 March Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/  The National : 27 March Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 March

Gazette & Herald : 25 March North Yorkshire | Kirkbymoorside Library gets ready to open as a community managed library next month http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15158321.And_the_story_of_a_new_library_begins/ Chester Chronicle : 25 March Chester library opening date at Storyhouse is announced http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/chester-library-opening-date-storyhouse-12789169 The Northern Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 March

ITV News : 24 March Darlington Crown Street Library to close http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-03-24/darlington-crown-street-library-to-close/ Wigan Today : 24 March ‘Transforming services’ is key to saving them Merging roles of life centre and library staff, job losses and greater reliance on volunteers – including…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March

The Bookseller : 22 March Recipients of £4m libraries fund revealed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/recipients-4m-libraries-fund-revealed-513426 The Guardian : 23 March Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/23/authors-condemn-4m-library-fund-as-a-sop-and-a-whitewash Public Libraries News : 23 March Editorial | And the prizewinners are: ACE innovation funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March

York Press : 14 March Work under way to create community library http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15151984.Work_under_way_to_create_community_library/ York Press : 14 March Haxby library funding approved http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15155577.Haxby_library_funding_approved/ Plymouth Herald : 14 March Prizes on offer at second ‘mass read-in’ to save Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/prizes-on-offer-at-second-mass-read-in-to-save-plymouth-library/story-30201934-detail/story.html Bury Times…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March

Plymouth Herald : 8 March ‘You can’t replace our library with the internet’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-can-t-replace-our-library-with-the-internet/story-30189381-detail/story.html Bury Times : 8 March Meeting in Whitefield to discuss latest on plans to close libraries and walk-in centres in Bury http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15141742.Meeting_to_discuss_latest_on_plans_to_close_libraries_and_walk_in_centres/St Helens St Helens Star : 9 March Library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March

Blackpool Gazette : 6 March Lancashire | Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall Bids received from groups to run two libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hopes-high-as-library-rescue-plans-discussed-at-county-hall-1-8423377 Jesmond Local : 6 March Tyne & Wear | Jesmond Library to receive £50,000 grant for major revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March

Plymouth Herald : 5 March ‘Read-in’ protest against plans to close Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/read-in-protest-against-plans-to-close-plymouth-library/story-30181294-detail/story.html York Press : 5 March £500,000 for Haxby Memorial Hall plans The city council is planning to put £500,000 into redeveloping Haxby Memorial Hall, so the town’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March

Plymouth Herald : 3 March People think Plymouth library closures plan is ‘a done deal’  Plymouth City Council bosses say they are disappointed with the take-up, which represents just 1.4 % of all library users, putting it down to “an element of…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March

Bucks Free Press: 2 March Tourist centres in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough to merge with library service in bid to save £200,000 Wycombe District Council will pay Bucks County Council Library Services to run the information service, which…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February

Basildon Echo : 27 February £1.5million regeneration will see library and community centre move http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15119451.__1_5million_regeneration_will_see_library_and_community_centre_move/ Evening Times : 27 February Glasgow librarians share gong for helping city fall in love with reading  http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15119336.Glasgow_librarians_share_gong_for_helping_city_love_reading/ The Courier : 27 February Fife |…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth Herald : 23 February Library closures: council bosses answer your…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 February

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council : 17 February Exciting times for library mutual Dudley announce GLL as preferred bidder for outsourcing of libraries http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/february-2017/exciting-times-for-library-mutual/ Express & Star : 18 February Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/18/wolverhampton-libraries-bilston-could-move-from-145-year-old-home-in-major-shake-up/…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February

The Bookseller : 14 February Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071 Plymouth Herald : 14 February Closure of library would mean loss of ‘safe place’ for disabled Closing a city library…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February

Grimsby Telegraph : 11 February More than 3,000 people sign petition to save Cleethorpes Library http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/over-3000-signatures-collected-to-save-cleethorpes-library/story-30128969-detail/story.html Bournemouth Echo : 11 February Dorset  | Job Centre, library and day care centre could all be provided from one building http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15086057.Job_Centre__library_and_day_care_centre_could_all_be_provided_from_one_building/ Rutland and…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February

They Work For You : 9th February House of Commons: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport Lichfield and Swindon feature https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-02-09a.620.1#g620.2 London Evening Standard : 10th February Novelist Stella Duffy accuses Lambeth council of ‘letting down children’…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February

UNISON : 8th February Torfaen library services win reprieve https://cymru-wales.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2017/02/torfaen-library-services-win-reprieve/ Chronicle Live : 9th February The neglect of our libraries is a sign that we are failing as a society – Graeme Whitfield Graeme Whitfield is Journal business editor http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-opinion/neglect-libraries-sign-failing-society-12583366 Newbury Today…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England’s literacy ‘crisis’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February  Decision due on future of West Berkshire libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-02-07/decision-due-on-future-of-west-berkshire-libraries/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February

BBC News : 6th February One in 10 Welsh libraries are run by volunteers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38742310 BBC News : 6th February  What next for libraries as scores are shut and out-sourced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38654997 Huffington Post : 6th February Council Cuts: The Silent…