Tag: libraries

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 September 2017

Lancashire Telegraph: 23 September Library hours plans sparks row over East Lancashire opening ‘reductions’ http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/ribble_valley/15550744.Library_hours_plans_sparks_row_over_East_Lancashire_opening___39_reductions__39_/ Rhyl Journal: 23 September Denbighshire Council toasts performance success following the release of new data It is the first time the number of visits to…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 22 September LETTER: Lost faith in council’s ability to serve http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-lost-faith-councils-ability-516400 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Short-sighted library plans http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/short-sighted-library-plans-1-8162283 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Real world of reading books http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/real-world-of-reading-books-1-8162284 Hastings…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2017

2BR Lancashire: 17 September Plans for libraries divide opinion https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2381017/plans-for-libraries-divide-opinion/ Plymouth Herald: 17 September Sad pictures show the closed libraries that have slipped into the pages of history http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/sad-pictures-show-closed-libraries-489679 Daily Post: 17 September Libraries and schools under threat as cash-strapped…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2017

TV News: 14 September Death knell for five of Plymouth’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-09-14/death-knell-for-plymouths-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 September Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m http://www.lep.co.uk/news/bill-to-reopen-axed-lancashire-libraries-nears-1m-1-8754752 2BR: 14 September Trying to save more of Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2379638/trying-to-save-lancashires-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 14 September NE Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2017

Weston Mercury: 9 September Nth Somerset| Could merging libraries and children’s centres be a ‘revelation’ for ‘bridging the generation gap’? Children’s Centre & Worle Library merge. Less space for children’s centre and fewer books stocked by the library. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-children-s-centre-merger-may-benefit-all-generations-1-5183001 Nottingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2017

Ham & High: 7 September Top authors organise protest over Haringey Council’s library changes http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/children-s-and-young-adult-authors-organsie-protest-over-haringey-council-changes-to-librarian-role-1-5185257 This is Wiltshire: 7 September Parish councillors clash over future of north Swindon’s libraries http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15522334.Parish_councillors_clash_over_future_of_north_Swindon__39_s_libraries/ The Citizen: 7 September  Library visits fall across Lancashire, figures reveal http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/15518096.Library_visits_fall_across_Lancashire__figures_reveal/…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2017

Salisbury Journal: 4 September Wiltshire | Mobile library service faces cuts under latest council review http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15513200.Mobile_library_service_faces_cuts_under_latest_council_review/ ITV News: 4 September Derby libraries volunteer shake-up dubbed ‘immoral’ http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-09-04/derby-libraries-volunteer-shake-up-dubbed-immoral/ Derby Telegraph: 4 September Volunteers have five weeks to decide if they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2017

DIGIT News: 30 August City Of Glitcherature: IT Leaves Edinburgh Libraries Bare Problematic IT systems have left Edinburgh’s libraries unable to handle book requests since February. http://digit.fyi/edinburgh-library-problems/ – Fife Today: 30 August Levenmouth’s libraries earmarked for closure, claims councillor http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/levenmouth-s-libraries-earmarked-for-closure-claims-councillor-1-4546088 – The…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2017

Grimsby Telegraph: 28 August NE Lancashire | Town mayor mucks in to mark start of Scartho Library extension following hike in popularity Library run by charity gets extension to provide additional ‘activity space’ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/town-mayor-mucks-mark-start-380001 Sun FM: 28 August Sunderland |…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2017

Chronicle Live: 25 August Anger as multi-million-pound plans for three Northumberland leisure centres are shelved http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-multi-million-pound-plans-13527211 Bucks Free Press: 25 August 35 children’s centres across Bucks face axe Plans include delivering children’s services out of other venues such as libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 August

Scunthorpe Telegraph: 16 August North Lincolnshire | Plans for £1.2m investment in town’s library, local link and health and wellbeing services Plans to make Baysgarth Leisure Centre a one-stop shop for the people of Barton, including access to library services.…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August

Blackpool Gazette: 11 August Lancashire | Joy as library to re-open Go ahead given for Thornton Library to reopen under council control. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/blackpool/joy-as-library-to-re-open-1-8699002 Bath Chronicle: 11 August Bath & NE Somerset | Letter: Let’s not lose the reference library as…