Tag: Library closure

Libraries news round-up: 27 September 2018

North Somerset Times: 27 September North Somerset library closure announced Midsomer Norton Journal: 27 September PSJ Councillors launch consultation on new Community Library Hereford Times: 27 September Powys | New hours start at town library

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: 8th April 2014

BBC News : 8th April Calls for volunteers to run Leicestershire libraries Residents in Leicestershire are being asked if they would consider running 36 libraries in the county.  … The move would save the authority up to £80,000 a year…

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: 18th January 2014

BBC News : 18th January Wales | Library closure plans scrutinised as council cuts bite Questions are being raised as to whether councils which close libraries to save money can still meet their statutory duty to provide the service.  Council leaders argue…

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