Tag Archive for library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 27 March

Windsor Observer : 27 March New mobile library plan http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/ Bournemouth Echo : 27 March Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/  The National : 27 March Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 March

Gazette & Herald : 25 March North Yorkshire | Kirkbymoorside Library gets ready to open as a community managed library next month http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15158321.And_the_story_of_a_new_library_begins/ Chester Chronicle : 25 March Chester library opening date at Storyhouse is announced http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/chester-library-opening-date-storyhouse-12789169 The Northern Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March

The Bookseller : 22 March Recipients of £4m libraries fund revealed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/recipients-4m-libraries-fund-revealed-513426 The Guardian : 23 March Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/23/authors-condemn-4m-library-fund-as-a-sop-and-a-whitewash Public Libraries News : 23 March Editorial | And the prizewinners are: ACE innovation funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March

The Bookseller : 21 March Outrage as Library Service of the Year shortlisted slated for closure http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-service-year-shortlistee-slated-closure-511651 Local Gov : 22 March Winning libraries for innovation funding are revealed https://www.localgov.co.uk/Winning-libraries-for-innovation-funding-are-revealed/42778 Libraries Taskforce blog : 22 March And the successful projects are….…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March

Lancashire Telegraph : 20 MarchBlackburn Central Library hours reduced due to cutshttp://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15164037.Library_hours_reduced_due_to_cuts/Clacton Gazette : 21 MarchEssex | Historic Southminster Library has to reopen, urge concerned residentshttp://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15169140.Historic_library_has_to_reopen__urge_concerned_residents/ITV News : 21 MarchIsle of Man Family Library fights for its futurehttp://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-03-21/isle-of-man-family-library-fights-for-its-future/

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March

Yorkshire Coast Radio : 20 March North Yorkshire Libraries Prepare for Change https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2249672/north-yorkshire-libraries-prepare-for-change/ Bromley Times : 20 March Campaign to save Bromley’s libraries from privatisation ramps up with week-long strike by library staff http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/campaign_to_save_bromley_s_libraries_from_privatisation_ramps_up_with_week_long_strike_by_library_staff_1_4939016 The Northern Echo : 20 March Darlington…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March

York Press : 14 March Work under way to create community library http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15151984.Work_under_way_to_create_community_library/ York Press : 14 March Haxby library funding approved http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15155577.Haxby_library_funding_approved/ Plymouth Herald : 14 March Prizes on offer at second ‘mass read-in’ to save Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/prizes-on-offer-at-second-mass-read-in-to-save-plymouth-library/story-30201934-detail/story.html Bury Times…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March

Plymouth Herald : 8 March ‘You can’t replace our library with the internet’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-can-t-replace-our-library-with-the-internet/story-30189381-detail/story.html Bury Times : 8 March Meeting in Whitefield to discuss latest on plans to close libraries and walk-in centres in Bury http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15141742.Meeting_to_discuss_latest_on_plans_to_close_libraries_and_walk_in_centres/St Helens St Helens Star : 9 March Library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March

The Guardian : 7 March Councils are facing bankruptcy – is this the end of public service? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/councils-local-authorities-bankruptcy-public-service Huddersfield Examiner : 7 March Kirklees: Developer offers new library for Mirfield – if he can turn old one into an upmarket restaurant  http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/developer-offers-new-library-mirfield-12700276 Craven Herald : 7 March…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March

Blackpool Gazette : 6 March Lancashire | Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall Bids received from groups to run two libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hopes-high-as-library-rescue-plans-discussed-at-county-hall-1-8423377 Jesmond Local : 6 March Tyne & Wear | Jesmond Library to receive £50,000 grant for major revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March

Plymouth Herald : 5 March ‘Read-in’ protest against plans to close Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/read-in-protest-against-plans-to-close-plymouth-library/story-30181294-detail/story.html York Press : 5 March £500,000 for Haxby Memorial Hall plans The city council is planning to put £500,000 into redeveloping Haxby Memorial Hall, so the town’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March

Plymouth Herald : 3 March People think Plymouth library closures plan is ‘a done deal’  Plymouth City Council bosses say they are disappointed with the take-up, which represents just 1.4 % of all library users, putting it down to “an element of…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March

Bucks Free Press: 2 March Tourist centres in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough to merge with library service in bid to save £200,000 Wycombe District Council will pay Bucks County Council Library Services to run the information service, which…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March

The Guardian : 2 March World Book Day: Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/mar/02/without-libraries-and-librarians-we-are-less-human-and-more-profoundly-alone Daily Echo : 2 March More than a dozen Hampshire libraries closed – on World Book day !http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15126786.It_s_World_Book_Day___and_more_than_a_DOZEN_libraries_in_Hampshire_aren_t_opening_/ Cambridge News : 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March

The Bookseller : 28 February Libraries ‘crucial’ for the nation’s engagement in literature, says RSL http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rsl-report-finds-libraries-crucial-nations-engagement-literature-499471 Fife Today : 1 March Farewell to Kinghorn’s librarian Community-led library to open in its place http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/farewell-to-kinghorn-s-librarian-1-4379731 Gazette & Herald : 1 March North Yorkshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public https://www.viewnews.co.uk/brand-new-ottery-st-mary-library-opens-public/  Lancashire Telegraph : 28…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February

Basildon Echo : 27 February £1.5million regeneration will see library and community centre move http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15119451.__1_5million_regeneration_will_see_library_and_community_centre_move/ Evening Times : 27 February Glasgow librarians share gong for helping city fall in love with reading  http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15119336.Glasgow_librarians_share_gong_for_helping_city_love_reading/ The Courier : 27 February Fife |…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…