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Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 July

Coventry Observer: 2 July Youngsters design logo for first ‘community-led library’ in Coventry ‘In an era of government cuts to local authorities, council-run libraries are under threat.  Although nearly all in Coventry have escaped the axe, there is a push…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July

Evening Express: 1 July Tendering go-ahead approved for multi-million pound Aberdeen hub https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tendering-go-ahead-approved-multi-million-pound-aberdeen-hub-project/ Express & Star: 1 July Outrage as nine Walsall libraries close their doors for good – VIDEO https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/07/01/outrage-as-nine-walsall-libraries-close-their-doors-for-good/ Weston & Somerset Mercury: 1 July North Somerset Council |…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 June

The Bookseller: 30 June ‘Bitter disappointment’ as Bury set to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bury-close-10-libraries-579436 Express & Star: 30 June Nine Walsall libraries close for good amid cut backs Walsall town centre library is to undergo a multi-million-pound major revamp as…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 June

Weston & Somerset Mercury: 24 June North Somerset | Libraries facing cuts to opening hours And plans for open+ at six sites http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/libraries-facing-cuts-to-opening-hours-1-5076279 Derby Telegraph: 25 June Derby City Council members approve £2.7m to be spent on Council House revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 23 June Highgate Library campaigners consider legal action  Includes poll, and a comment from library campaigner, Alan Wylie (not Alan Whitely, as per original article) of Voices for the Library & Speak Up for Libraries  http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/highgate-library-campaigners-consider-legal-action-1-5075785 Huddersfield Examiner:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June

Bromley Times: 19 June Unite step up campaign against ‘privatisation’ of Bromley’s libraries with through-the-door booklet http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite-step-up-campaign-against-privatisation-of-bromley-s-libraries-with-through-the-door-booklet-1-5067371

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June

Northern Echo: 18 June Debate on future uses for historic Darlington library building ‘Lawyer Michael Imperato – whose work has helped to save other UK libraries – has submitted a 20-page letter to the authority outlining concerns over the authority’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 June

Stratford Upon Avon Herald: 15 June Date set for Stratford Library re-opening  http://www.stratford-herald.com/72035-date-set-stratford-library-re-opening.html Stratford Observer: 15 June New look library soon to be unveiled https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/new-look-library-soon-to-be-unveiled/ The Courier: 15 June Dundee | Crowdfund campaign launched to finance £1.8m Broughty Ferry Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 June

The Bookseller: 5 June Riddell urges next government to address children’s rights http://www.thebookseller.com/news/riddell-urges-next-government-address-childrens-rights-issues-564186 Bath Chronicle: 5 June Letter: ‘Appalled’ at treatment of fellow Save Bath Library campaigners http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-appalled-treatment-fellow-save-91336 York Press: 5 June Nth Yorks | Norton library and community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 May

Lancashire Telegraph: 30 May Fresh reprieve for East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15315226.Fresh_reprieve_for_East_Lancashire_libraries/ 2BR Lancashire: 30 May Reprieve for Lancashire Libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2298973/reprieve-for-lancashire-libraries/ 104.7 Minster FM: 30 May North Yorkshire | VIDEO – Call for volunteers at Library Volunteer-run library open for 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May

Shields Gazette: 18 May See protesters lobby South Tyneside Council over library proposal http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/see-protesters-lobby-south-tyneside-council-over-library-proposal-1-8548392 Bury Times: 18 May Hope for Bury youth group B:easties as partners meet to save Topping Fold Library ‘The three earmarked to stay open to meet the…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444 Library News (p.33) | Surrey ‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time,…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 May

Sun FM: 14 May New chapter for Sunderland Libraries https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2288575/new-chapter-for-sunderland-libraries/ Shiny Shiny: 14 May Are digital libraries the future for children’s reading? Library of Miss Gadish launches Paid for app, requiring in app purchases to access reading packs, which appears to…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May

The Courier: 12 May Perth & Kinross | Libraries and museums experience upsurge in visitor numbers https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/424562/libraries-and-museums-experience-upsurge-in-visitor-numbers/ Scotland Herald: 12 May Urgent call for more school librarians to halt slide in literacy standards http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15281370.Urgent_call_for_more_school_librarians_to_halt_slide_in_literacy_standards/ The Shields Gazette: 12 May What…