Tag: libraries

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2017

Morning Star: 11 October Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids Alan Wylie quoted. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a9a8-Bennett-praises-public-libraries-as-lifeline-for-kids#.WeHVBBNSzoB Hastings Observer: 13 October East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/residents-discuss-next-steps-of-campaign-to-save-library-1-8195098 Sutton Guardian: 13 October Sutton library prepares…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2017

Stoke Sentinel: 11 October Staffordshire | Stone’s library is put forward for community status’ http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/stones-library-put-forward-community-610652 Camelford & Delabole Post: 11 October Cornwall | Library take over ‘moving swiftly’ http://www.camelford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109150 Midsomer Norton Journal: 11 October B&NES firmly told by the public: don’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2017

The Bookseller: 9 October Over 1,000 venues participate in first Libraries Week https://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-1000-libraries-participate-first-libraries-week-648231 Yorkshire Post: 10 October The Yorkshire Post says: Public services are stuck in the past – and that’s a problem http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-says-public-services-are-stuck-in-the-past-and-that-s-a-problem-1-8796011 Cambridge News: 10 October Libraries ‘should…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2017

Hartlepool Mail: 7 October Durham | Temporary library to open as bulldozers move in on existing building http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/temporary-library-to-open-as-bulldozers-move-in-on-existing-building-1-8792539 Gazette Series: 7 October South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Chipping Sodbury as library relaunches with volunteer-run service http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15581642.New_chapter_for_Chipping_Sodbury_as_library_relaunches_with_volunteer_run_service/ Nottingham Post: 7 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2017

Get Reading: 6 October West Berkshire | Theale Library is reopening after campaigners fought to save it http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-reopening-after-campaigners-13716679 Bath Chronicle: 6 October LETTER: Bath Central Library move would ‘cheat future generations’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-bath-central-library-move-586004 Bath Echo: 6 October CBath & NE Somerset…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2017

The Big Issue: 5 October Big names back libraries ahead of Worlds of Possibilities Festival https://www.bigissue.com/news/big-names-back-libraries-ahead-worlds-possibilities-festival/ 2BR News: 5 October Lancashire | More decisions coming on libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2395079/more-decisions-coming-on-libraries/ Craven Herald: 5 October Lancashire | Councillor fighting plans to cut Barnoldswick…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2017

Manchester Evening News: 3rd October Salford’s ‘Corbynista’ council has voted to open libraries rather than close them http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-council-opens-libraries-labour-13710184 Hartlepool Mail: 3 October Durham | Gap in library service causes fears for most vulnerable, says MP http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/gap-in-library-service-causes-fears-for-most-vulnerable-says-mp-1-8783796 BBC News: 3 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 October 2017

Lancashire Telegraph: 1 October Lancashire library hours: have your say http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15568885.Lancashire_library_hours__have_your_say/ Warrington Guardian: 1 October New group to help see library plans made a reality http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15567585.New_group_to_help_see_library_plans_made_a_reality/

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2017

Shropshire Star: 29 September Site of former school near Shrewsbury could be sold off Site could be redeveloped for housing and a community hub including a library offered to the community to run. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2017/09/29/site-of-former-school-near-shrewsbury-could-be-sold-off/ Scunthorpe Telegraph: 29 September North Lincolnshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 September 2017

Burton Mail: 24 September Staffordshire | Self-service libraries plans could see stock damaged – claim http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/local-news/self-service-libraries-plans-could-505873 Weston Mercury: 24 September Parish council rejects library move… after North Somerset Council buys new signs http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/yatton-parish-council-to-stay-at-hangstones-pavilion-1-5205900 Derby Telegraph: 24 September Derby’s library volunteers…