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Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 6th September Editorial | There’s consultations and then there’s … “give the public the respect they deserve ..” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/theres-consultations-and-then-theres.html Northern Echo : 6th September Plans to close Darlington library may be ‘set aside’ following legal challenge http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14726282.Decision_to_close_Crown_Street_Library__set_aside__by_Darlington_Borough_Council_following_legal_challenge/ Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 31st August Lancashire council to close more than 20 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/31/lancashire-county-council-library-closures Wigan Today : 31st August Two libraries & a children’s centre could be closed down http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/two-libraries-and-a-children-s-centre-could-be-closed-down-1-8098357 Public Libraries News : 30th August Editorial | Lancashire, Labour and Libraries …

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 May 2016

BBC News : 7th May Lancashire libraries closure plan criticised by MP Paul Maynard MP http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-36233716 Lancaster & Morecambe Citizen : 8th May Anger as county reveals libraries and childrens centres hit list http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/14478441.Anger_as_county_reveals_libraries_and_childrens_centres_hit_list/

Libraries News Round-up: 6 May 2016

Herefordshire Live : 6th May Closed book: Hereford Library unlikely to open again until 2017 http://herefordshirelive.co.uk/culture/news/closed-book-hereford-library-unlikely-to-open-again-until-2017 Lancashire County Council : 6th May Cabinet report outlines plans to transform services with fewer buildings needed http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/news/details/?Id=PR16/0192 Clitheroe Advertiser : 6th May REVEALED:…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2016

Cumnock Chronicle : 1st May Dumfries & Galloway | Three local services in Sanquhar will be combined http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/14464226.Sanquhar_to_get_combined_council_services/ Torquay Herald Express : 30th April Devon | Ashburton’s new Library at the Post Office has encouraged more young people to read http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Ashburton-s-new-Library-Post-Office-encouraged/story-29193446-detail/story.html#1 Lichfield Mercury :…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd March Authors to receive payouts following PLR miscalculation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-payout-264k-following-calculation-error-325139 THE GUARDIAN : 22nd March Thousands of UK authors to get extra library payments after accounting error is discovered http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/22/thousands-uk-authors-library-payments-error Croydon Advertiser: 22nd March Councillors promise no…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 19th March Darlington | International bestseller Anne Fine signs petition to save Crown Street Library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14370415._quot_If_you_do_not_fight_this_cut__you_will_lose_this_library__quot__International_bestseller_Anne_Fine_signs_petition_to_save_Crown_Street_Library Pirate FM Cornwall | VIDEO: Locals rally round to save St Ives library http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1922846/video-locals-rally-round-to-save-st-ives-library/ Gazette Series : 19th March South…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 March 2016

The Bookseller : 17th March McDermid and Cleeves join Orkney library fight http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mcdermind-and-cleeves-join-fight-save-orkney-mobile-library-324729 Bitternpark Info : 18th March Southampton | ‘Bright and busy future’ forecast for Cobbett Road Library http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3090:bright-and-busy-future-forecast-for-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 BBC News : 18th March Southampton libraries: Community groups to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library? Those who…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 March 2016

Newbury Today : 12th March West Berkshire | Library closure consultation ‘a sham’ says campaigner http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/17577/Library-closure-consultation–a-sham.html Northern Echo: 12th March Strong show of support at Darlington library closure protest http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/14340022.Strong_show_of_support_at_Darlington_library_closure_protest/ Pendle Today : 12th March Lancashire | Wheatley Lane Library, in Fence, is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 March 2016

Craven Herald : 10th March Bradford | Campaign launched for volunteers to run Silsden library Inviting ex-library staff to volunteer, as they are ‘invaluable’ http://m.cravenherald.co.uk/news/14334165.Campaign_launched_for_volunteers_to_run_Silsden_library/ Swindon Advertiser : 10th March Letter | ‘Fight for Libraries’ http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14334541.Fight_for_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 10th March Funding for new…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2016

Public Libraries News : 8th March Editorial | Desmond Clarke, revisions, and some delicious rivalry http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/03/desmond-clarke-revisions-and-some-delicious-rivalry.html Libraries Taskforce : 7th March Meeting the teams in community run libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/03/07/meeting-the-teams-in-community-run-libraries/ Lancashire CC : 8th March Wheatley Lane Library to close end of March…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th March Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/will-self-joins-march-against-lambeth-library-closures-323848 TES : 7th March Argyll & Bute | Scottish islanders’ Video protest after council  scraps school librarians https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-islanders-video-protest-after-council-scraps-school Leon’s Library Blog : 7th March ‘The Whole Story..?’ Asking…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 5th March Who would be a librarian now? You know what, I’ll have a go http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/mar/05/librarian-professional-calling-priest-degree Question Everything They Tell You : 5th March A cynic is what an idealist calls a realist Oxfordshire and Swindon discussed…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd March Ed Vaizey accused of giving Commons ‘misleading’ figures on library closures http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/02/ed-vaizey-libraries-misleading-figures-commons THE BOOKSELLER : 1st March Vaizey accused of issuing ‘flawed’ figures on library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-accuses-vaizey-using-flawed-figures-concerning-library-closures-323772 Buckingham Today : 1st March Big shake-up ahead…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February 2016

Lancaster Guardian : 11th February House of Lords challenge to Lancashire’s library cuts http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-challenge-to-lancashire-s-library-cuts-1-7726909 bDaily Business News : 11th February Stockton | UK’s first library-based building society branch looks to land in Yarm https://bdaily.co.uk/finance/11-02-2016/uks-first-library-based-building-society-branch-looks-to-land-in-yarm/ Coventry Telegraph : 11th February Coventry council pressing on with…