Tag Archive for Library closure

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…

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: 4 January 2017

THE TIMES : 4th January Letter | ‘Library innovation’ Investment in and modernisation of 17 libraries in Hillingdon [behind the ££Paywall] Warrington Guardian : 4th January Politicians furious at plans to close library next to school without enough books http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15001754.Politicians_furious_at_plans_to_close_library_next_to_school_without_enough_books/ Sutton Coldfield Local…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st October British arts establishment is full of ‘relentlessly left-wing groupthink’, former culture minister says http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/31/british-arts-establishment-is-full-of-relentlessly-left-wing-gro/ a-n.co.uk : 1st November National demonstration against closure of libraries and museums set for 5 November https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/national-demonstration-against-closure-of-libraries-and-museums-set-for-5-november Socialist Worker : 1st November…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2016

Chorley Guardian : 31st October Lancashire | Council budgets feel the squeeze but their top executives still take home healthy pay packets, including one who earns more than Theresa May http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/council-budgets-feel-the-squeeze-but-their-top-executives-still-take-home-healthy-pay-packets-including-one-who-earns-more-than-theresa-may-1-8209280 Lancashire Telegraph : 31st October Final chapter for East Lancashire libraries just…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 15 October Bold new vision for Preston’s Harris Library  Plans include development of a ‘community hub’ , including a library.  See comments http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/bold-new-vision-for-preston-s-harris-museum-1-81826 Sutton Coldfield News : 15 October Business Improvement District calls for support in battle to save library inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-defends-record-library-closures-and-amazon-taxation-during-lords-debate-414116 Caerphilly Observer : 14 October Ystrad Mynach library reopens after refurbishment http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/961912/ystrad-mynach-library-reopens-after-refurbishment/ The Bookseller : 14 October The FAQs have it http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226 ‘We live in…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Library News Round-up: 5 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 5th JulyThe importance of being careful in emails … and charging for the latest in legohttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/the-importance-of-being-careful-in-emails-and-charging-for-the-latest-in-lego.htmlHinckley Times : 4th JulyLeicestershire | Burbage Parish Council makes bid to save village library http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/burbage-parish-council-makes-bid-9572731Daily Beast : 3rd JulyHow to (Almost) Ruin a…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th June 15 libraries under threat in Wirral http://www.thebookseller.com/news/15-libraries-under-threat-wirral.html Liverpool Echo : 18th June Wirral council insists it has ‘no plans’ to close libraries but says it is ‘exploring all options’ The report states that having groups…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th April 2014

TOMORROW on Twitter >Lincs library campaigners will be live-blogging from Downing Street and Westminster under the hashtag #Lobby4Libraries BBC News : 7th April More than books: How libraries are branching out to pull people in http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26819241 ITV News : 7th April Consultation…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd March 2014

The Journal : 22nd March Newcastle libraries open again with help of partners  Council leader Nick Forbes said:  “We’re starting to get requests from other parts of the country to look at what we are doing in partnership libraries.” http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-libraries-open-again-help-6863784…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th February 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th February ACE to research libraries’ economic contribution  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-research-libraries-economic-contribution.html The Star : 19th February Fate of Sheffield’s libraries sealed Cabinet members gave plans to cut public funding and axe staff at 15 of its 28 libraries the…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th December Petitions against Sheffield library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/petitions-against-sheffield-library-closures.html Yorkshire Post : 30th December Sheffield | 5,000 oppose library closure plans http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/politics/5-000-oppose-library-closure-plans-1-6341930 Henley Standard : 30th December Sonning Common | Library’s future secured but part-time staff to go http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1397754