Tag Archive for library closures

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2017

Weston Mercury: 9 September Nth Somerset| Could merging libraries and children’s centres be a ‘revelation’ for ‘bridging the generation gap’? Children’s Centre & Worle Library merge. Less space for children’s centre and fewer books stocked by the library. http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-children-s-centre-merger-may-benefit-all-generations-1-5183001 Nottingham…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2017

Derby Telegraph: 30 August Hunt for volunteers to run Derby libraries begins on Monday http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hunt-volunteers-run-derby-libraries-402583 Leon’s Library Blog: 30 August Design for the Future – by Dr Malcolm Rigler https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/08/30/design-for-the-future/ “GPs  around the UK are only now beginning to understand that they…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 August

Kent Online: 13 August Medway | Rochester | Thomas Aveling Community library in Rochester will close http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/library-on-borrowed-time-as-130335/ The Courier: 14 August Dundee | Almost £1m still needed for Ferry library extension after crowdfund effort stalls https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/488475/almost-1m-still-needed-for-library-extension-after-crowdfund-effort-stalls/ This is the West…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August

The Guardian: 8 August Save your local! Should volunteers help keep our public libraries open? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/08/public-libraries-at-the-crossroads-should-volunteers-be-keeping-them-open  2BR News: 8 August Lancashire: Date set for library re-opening https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2349346/date-set-for-library-re-opening/ Nine libraries to re-open are Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Burnley Campus, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lostock Hall, Oswaldtwistle,…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July

Bath Echo: 19 July Bath MP Wera Hobhouse calls for end to ‘shambles’ created over library future http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/bath-mp-wera-hobhouse-calls-end-shambles-created-library-future-74194/ St Austell Voice: 19 July Cornwall | Library is next asset to transfer to town council http://www.staustellvoice.co.uk/news/73/article/6540/ Construction News: 19 July Hounslow…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July

Bath Echo: 18 July Council Cabinet Member asked for go-ahead to combine library and One Stop Shop http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/council-cabinet-member-asked-go-ahead-combine-library-one-stop-shop-74160/ Bath Chronicle: 18 July Bath library site options not ‘viable’ because of disability access problems, campaigners say http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-library-site-options-not-210358 Bath Chronicle: 18 July…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July

Telegraph & Argus: 17 July Libraries in Undercliffe, Haworth Road and Menston remain closed after Council withdrew staff to save cash in April http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/local/localbrad/15414171.Three_libraries_remain_closed_after_Council_withdrew_staff_to_save_cash_in_April/ Broken Barnet: 17 July Children at risk: Time to take responsibility – a joint statement Includes…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 July

Wigan Today: 7 July Library users reassured Concerns about volunteers delivering Wigan’s home library service – Staffordshire Newsletter: 7 July Gnosall Library project extended by three years Volunteers but no library building as yet. Focus is on fundraising, including seeking…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 July

Brixton Buzz: 7 July 2017 Lambeth Council accused of wasting ‘millions of pounds’ after independent scrutiny highlights Town Hall financial waste – Daily Echo: 7 July Eastleigh | Bank site to be turned into flats and a library – The Bookseller:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July

Evening Express: 1 July Tendering go-ahead approved for multi-million pound Aberdeen hub https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tendering-go-ahead-approved-multi-million-pound-aberdeen-hub-project/ Express & Star: 1 July Outrage as nine Walsall libraries close their doors for good – VIDEO https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/07/01/outrage-as-nine-walsall-libraries-close-their-doors-for-good/ Weston & Somerset Mercury: 1 July North Somerset Council |…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 June

The Bookseller: 30 June ‘Bitter disappointment’ as Bury set to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bury-close-10-libraries-579436 Express & Star: 30 June Nine Walsall libraries close for good amid cut backs Walsall town centre library is to undergo a multi-million-pound major revamp as…