Tag Archive for library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2018

Knutsford Guardian: 5 January Cheshire East | ‘No plan to close Holmes Chapel Library at this time’, council told http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15807887._No_plan_to_close_Holmes_Chapel_Library_at_this_time___council_told/ Harrow Times: 5 January Kenton Library closed ‘til March 1 for renovation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15810983.Library_undergoes_two_month_renovation/

Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2018

The Bookseller: 2 January Leadsom vows to campaign for ‘sustainable future’ of libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/andrea-leadsom-visits-brackley-library-698976 Banbury Guardian: 2 January Northants | Nine-year-old shows MP ‘how great Brackley Library is’ as campaign against cutbacks continues https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/nine-year-old-shows-mp-how-great-brackley-library-is-as-campaign-against-cutbacks-continues-1-8312148 Oxfordshire Guardian: 2 January New chapter…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2017

The Bookseller:11 December Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-library-figures-687596 The Guardian: 11 December Figures show children worst hit by library cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/11/figures-show-children-worst-hit-by-library-cuts Public Finance: 11 December Council spending on libraries cut by £66m last year http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/12/council-spending-libraries-cut-ps66m-last-year LocalGov:…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2017

The Star: 7 December Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre https://www.thestar.co.uk/whats-on/out-and-about/moving-beyond-hotel-plan-with-library-and-arts-centre-vision-in-sheffield-city-centre-1-8895558 The Northern Echo: 7 December Gateshead Council scraps computer charge in libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15705728.Council_scraps_computer_charge_in_libraries/ Warrington Guardian: 7 December ‘We didn’t give up’…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2017

The Guardian: 2 December Library closures mean lonely people will be left out in the cold this Christmas time https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/dec/02/library-closures-lonely-people-cold-christmas-public-sector-cuts Warrington Guardian: 2 December Final call to have your say on Burtonwood Post Office plans http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15690510.Final_call_to_have_your__say_on_Burtonwood_Post_Office_plans/

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2017

Keighley News: 30 November Bradford | “Keighley Library and Cliffe Castle Museum safe from closure” – council leader http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15691536._Keighley_Library_and_Cliffe_Castle_Museum_safe_from_closure____council_leader/ Ilkley Gazette: 30 November Bradford | Further council cuts on the way in bid to save £30m by 2020 Biggest cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 November Mobile library spared but threat of closure still hangs over branch libraries in Bath and north east Somerset http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/mobile-library-spared-threat-closure-826182 Manchester Evening Standard: 25 November Bury | The closing date for these 10 libraries has been revealed…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 17 October Libraries must cut books and charge for services to survive, says councillor http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/NEWS/15600373.Libraries_should_cut_number_of_books_by_80__and_charge_for_services_to_survive__says_councillor/ Daventry Express: 17 October ‘Dark day’ for library services in Northamptonshire as county council announces proposals that could see 28 closed http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/dark-day-for-library-services-in-northamptonshire-as-county-council-announces-proposals-that-could-see-28-closed-1-8199784 Banbury…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2017

Morning Star: 11 October Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids Alan Wylie quoted. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a9a8-Bennett-praises-public-libraries-as-lifeline-for-kids#.WeHVBBNSzoB Hastings Observer: 13 October East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/residents-discuss-next-steps-of-campaign-to-save-library-1-8195098 Sutton Guardian: 13 October Sutton library prepares…

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: 2 October 2017

Champion News: 2 October Lancashire | People being asked to give their views on libraries’ opening hours http://www.champnews.com/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=GN4_ART_720850 Hastings Observer: 2 October East Sussex | Council urges people to have a say on library consultation http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/council-urges-people-to-have-a-say-on-library-consultation-1-8176594 Wigan Today: 2 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: 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: 21 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 21 September East Sussex | Tories deny ‘railroading through’ library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/tories-deny-railroading-through-library-closures-1-8160901 Hastings Observer: 21 September East Sussex | Letter: One of the most deprived areas http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/your-say/one-of-the-most-deprived-areas-1-8161148 Huddersfield Examiner: 21 September Kirklees | Massive development plans for Mirfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2017

East Anglia Daily Times: 19 September Essex | Council launches consultation to ask residents for views on future of library services http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/council-launches-consultation-to-ask-residents-for-views-on-future-of-library-services-1-5199989 The Echo: 19 September Essex County Council to hold consultation into future of mobile library services http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15543826.Residents_face_losing_access_to_mobile_library_services/ Eastbourne Herald:…

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: 13 September 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 13 September East Sussex | Lib Dems launch petition to stop library closures http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/lib-dems-launch-petition-to-stop-library-closures-1-8147746 Ludlow Advertiser: 13 September Shropshire | Consultation on library services http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/15530115.Consultation_on_library_services/ Gazette Series: 13 September Sth Gloucestershire | Plans to move Thornbury’s Armstrong Hall…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2017

Warrington Guardian: 12 September MP Helen Jones labels LiveWire ‘incompetent organisation’ after seeing ‘damning’ report http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15528631.MP_Helen_Jones_labels_LiveWire__incompetent_organisation__after_seeing__damning__report/ Eastbourne Herald: 12 September http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/councillors-oppose-proposed-library-closures-1-8146232 East Sussex | Councillors oppose proposed library closures Hastings Observer: 12 September East Sussex | Proposals to close Ore’s…