Tag: library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February 2018

BBC News: 27 February Northamptonshire County Council plans to close 21 libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43214626 ITV News: 27 February £10m cuts plan to close libraries as Northamptonshire council hits ‘crisis point’ http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-02-27/10m-cuts-plan-to-close-libraries-as-northamptonshire-council-hits-crisis-point/ Local Government Chronicle: 27 February https://www.lgcplus.com/politics-and-policy/finance/northants-proposes-99m-more-savings-in-revised-budget/7023442.article Northampton Chronicle & Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2018

Lichfield Live: 20 February Staffordshire | Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2018/02/20/consultation-event-in-burntwood-to-showcase-proposals-to-use-technology-to-extend-library-opening-times/ Research Information: 20 February Librarians in top five professional groups for trustworthy information https://www.researchinformation.info/news/librarians-top-five-professional-groups-trustworthy-information Hereford Times: 20 February…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2018

White Horse News: 13 February Wiltshire | Bratton Mobile Library continues http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2018/02/13/bratton-mobile-library-continues/ Warrington Guardian: 13 February Great Sankey Hub opens its doors for business http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15990423.Great_Sankey_Hub_opens_its_doors_for_business/ Reading Chronicle: 13 February Library opening hours across Reading could be cut under new council proposals http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/15990792.Library_opening_hours_could_be_cut_under_new_proposals/Inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 January 2018

Harrow Times: 30 January Harrow libraries brought in-house following Carillion liquidation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15906772.Libraries_brought_in_house_following_Carillion_collapse/ Scottish Daily Record: 30 January Final decision on potential library opening time cuts looms in West Dunbartonshire https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/final-decision-potential-library-opening-11938452 Bristol Post: 30 January Blackadder star Tony Robinson brands Bristol…

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…