Tag: libraries

Libraries news round-up: 6 May 2018

  Wellington Weekly News: 6 May Somerset | Mass book withdrawal at Wiveliscombe Library http://www.wellington-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108207  . Coventry Telegraph: 6 May Warwickshire | Falling library visitor numbers not helped by “Soviet-looking buildings” says councillor https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/falling-library-visitor-numbers-not-14598913 .  Tenby Observer: 5 May Pembrokeshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 4 April Powys | Town’s library will move to school next month http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/16135967.towns-library-will-move-to-school-next-month/ PRIVATE EYE Edition No. 1467 Library News (p.35)  | Hove’s Carnegie Library In newsagents The Socialist: 4 April Bromley library workers walk out over ‘insulting’…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 30 March East Sussex | Library death of a thousand cuts https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/library-death-of-a-thousand-cuts-1-8437731 Fife Today: 30 March Grant enables feasibility study of Jubilee Hall https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/grant-enables-feasibility-study-of-jubilee-hall-1-4715939 Brixton Buzz: 31 March Reinstate Our Library Service demo at Carnegie, Tues 3rd April http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/03/reinstate-our-library-service-demo-at-carnegie-tues-3rd-april/

Libraries News Round-up: 11 March 2018

Aberdeen Evening Express: 11 March Fresh plans for facilities in North-east delayed https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/fresh-plans-for-facilities-in-north-east-delayed/ Sussex Express: 11 March East Sussex | LETTER: Time to lead by example? https://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/your-say/letter-time-to-lead-by-example-1-8410525

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March 2018

Shoreham Herald: 4 March Lincolnshire | A new chapter for volunteer-run library in Burgh le Marsh https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/whats-on/arts/a-new-chapter-for-volunteer-run-library-in-burgh-le-marsh-1-8401217 Gazette Live: 4 March Stockton | Under-threat library reopens after being given last-minute lifeline volunteer-run library https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/under-threat-library-reopens-after-14365966 NW Evening Mail: 4 March Cumbria County Councillor condemns plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 14 February Somerset | ‘Highbridge Library must be saved from closure’ – former MP Tessa Munt http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/highbridge-library-plans-tessa-munt-13-02-18.php Lancashire Telegraph: 14 February Bid to transform former Trawden library takes step closer http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/pendle/15992582.Bid_to_transform_former_Trawden_library_takes_step_closer/ The News: 14 February Figures show less books…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2018

Huddersfield Examiner: 11 February Kirklees | ‘Closing Batley Library will strip town of its heartbeart‘ https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/closing-batley-library-strip-town-14273251 Get Reading: 12 February Reading libraries bear the brunt of funding cuts with hours to be reduced for second year https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-libraries-bear-the-brunt-of-funding-cuts-with-hours-to-be-reduced-for-second-year/ Bath Echo: 12 February Bath &…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2018

BBC News: 10 February Trafford to be ‘first’ council scraps library late fees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43015919 ITV News: 10 February Fines on overdue library books to be dropped in Trafford http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2018-02-10/fines-on-overdue-library-books-to-be-dropped-in-trafford/ Denbighshire Free Press: 10 February Gwynedd | chapter for Bala Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2018

Somerset Country Gazette: 8 February LETTER: ‘Don’t let libraries be lost to the Somerset landscape’http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/15964096.LETTER___Don_t_let_libraries_be_lost_to_the_landscape_/ Ledbury Reporter: 8 February Herefordshire | Investment of £60,000 approved for Ross-on-Wye library http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/15965579.Investment_of___60_000_approved_for_Ross_on_Wye_library/ Daily Record: 8 February West Dunbartonshire | Councillors could add £200K…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2018

Bury Times: 11 January Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15821606.Bury_Council_is_giving_away_its_books_after_closing_10_libraries/ Bolton News: 11 January Appeal for volunteers and funds after takeover of community hub http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821617.Appeal_for_volunteers_and_funds_after_takeover_of_community_hub/ Press & Journal: 11 January Aberdeenshire | Campaigners looking for…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2017

Devon Live: 24 October Politician, Strictly Come Dancing star and top author Ann Widdecombe urges book lovers to use their libraries http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/politician-strictly-come-dancing-star-671332 Newbury Today: 24 October West Berkshire | Volunteers crucial to Thatcham Library’s survival http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22655/volunteers-crucial-to-thatcham-library-s-survival.html White Horse News: 24…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2017

The Bookseller: 23 October Campaign group Voices for the Library to close https://www.thebookseller.com/news/voices-library-close-657466 The Telegraph: 23 October Northampton | Watchmen writer Alan Moore goes to war with council over library closures http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/watchmen-writer-alan-moore-goes-war-council-library-closures/ The Bookseller: 23 October Twenty-one libraries at risk…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2017

Bath Echo: 16 October Plans for new approach to delivery of community libraries given the go ahead http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/plans-new-approach-delivery-community-libraries-given-go-ahead-75517/ BBC News: 16 October Northamptonshire libraries ‘could be community-run http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41641390 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 October BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2017

Get West London: 15 October Kensington & Chelsea | Council ditches £17m plans to relocate North Kensington Library http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/council-ditches-17m-plans-relocate-13753464 Bury Times: 15 October Group’s bid to take over running of Dumers Lane Community Centre & Library http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15595863.Group__39_s_bid_to_take_over_running_of_community_centre_and_library/ 2BR: 15 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2017

Yorkshire Post: 12 October Jayne Dowle: Libraries give us a chance to turn a new page in life http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/jayne-dowle-libraries-give-us-a-chance-to-turn-a-new-page-in-life-1-8801400 Lancashire Telegraph: 14 October Decision made by County Hall on future of East Lancashire library Earby Library will reopen in the…