Tag: libraries

Libraries news round-up: 31 October 2018

Southend Echo: 31 October Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend Darlington Times: 31 October North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton  Hambleton Today: 31 October North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library…

Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

Libraries news round-up: 23 October 2018

The Guardian: 23 October Dear Damian Hinds, What’s so difficult about giving every child a library ticket? | Michael Rosen Yet another report has shown children who read for pleasure are at an advantage. Yet many children still don’t have…

Libraries news round-up: 22 August 2018

The Bookseller: 22 August Government slams CIPFA library data as ‘flawed’ and ‘unusable’ The Star: 22 August Sheffield | “The library has put the heart back into Greenhill” Bury Times: 22 August Community group’s long-awaited takeover of Dumers Lane library…

Libraries news round-up: 24 July 2018

The Bookseller: 24 July Forbes removes article suggesting Amazon should replace libraries Nick Poole, Dawn Finch, Ian Anstice and Tim Coates quoted. Ham & High: 24 July Families campaign outside DCMS department against cuts to Barnet’s library services

Libraries news round-up: 17 July 2018

The Bookseller: 17 July Libraries: talking stock Reading Chronicle: 17 July Reading Borough Council hopes to save more than £200k by cutting opening hours at six of the seven libraries Norwich Evening News: 17 July Reader Letter: Library dismay

Libraries news round-up: 5 July 2018

The Bookseller: 5 July Public’s library support ‘needs to shift to activism’ St Helen Star: 5 July Visitor numbers for St Helens libraries falls by almost 30 per cent Clydebank Post: 5 July West Dunbartonshire | Clydebank libraries start new…

Libraries news round-up: 20 June 2018

The Guardian: 19 June Letters | Public libraries are life-affirming The Scotsman: 20 June Scottish library closures soar as council cuts bite News Shopper: 20 June Bexley | Sidcup library set to be relocated despite opposition Camelford & Delabole Post:…

Libraries news round-up: 17 June 2018

The Guardian: 17 June Opinion | The Guardian view on books for all: libraries give us power “Public libraries have been remorselessly attacked as public finances shrink. They have lost books, staff, opening hours and whole branches. More than 400…

Libraries news round-up: 15 June 2018

Northern Echo: 15 June Save Darlington’s Crown Street Library: Campaigners’ case returns to the High Court Two-day hearing starts on Monday Northern Echo: 15 June Letters: Hopes judicial review will fall in favour of Darlington library staying put Swindon Advertiser:…

Libraries news round-up: 2 June 2018

BBC News: 2 June Philip Pullman slams library closures at Hay Festival “It seems an act of destructive folly, almost unparalleled, to allow the library service – which was so good in my lifetime – to fall into such decay…

Libraries news round-up: 1 June 2018

Daily Record: 1 June South Lanarkshire | End of an era as Strathaven hall closes its doors for final time Library moves to Avondale Community Hall Midsomer Norton, Radstock and District Journal: 1 June Bath & NE Somerset | Plans for up to…

Libraries news round-up: 29 May 2018

Radical Librarians Collective: 29 May Statement condemning SCL/ UKVI deal The News: 29 May Hampshire | Work due to start on Gosport Discovery Centre revamp Includes library Eastbourne Herald: 29 May East Sussex | Council makes decision on future of Langney library News…

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…