Tag: library closures

Libraries news round-up: 29 June 2018

BBC News: 29 June Mum’s worries over Northamptonshire library closures Northern Echo: 29 June Friends of Red Hall open community library in Darlington Newbury Today: 29 June West Berkshire | New lease could see Wash Common Library open News Shopper:…

Libraries news round-up: 20 June 2018

The Guardian: 19 June Letters | Public libraries are life-affirming The Scotsman: 20 June Scottish library closures soar as council cuts bite News Shopper: 20 June Bexley | Sidcup library set to be relocated despite opposition Camelford & Delabole Post:…

Libraries news round-up: 2 June 2018

BBC News: 2 June Philip Pullman slams library closures at Hay Festival “It seems an act of destructive folly, almost unparalleled, to allow the library service – which was so good in my lifetime – to fall into such decay…

Libraries news round-up: 31 May 2018

Sussex Express: 31 May East Sussex | LETTER: Look on this as a challenge Bristol Live: 31 May Labour councillor defends comments calling for Wesbury and Henleaze library closures East London & West Sussex Guardian: 31 May Redbridge | Libraries to receive…

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…

Libraries news round-up: 20 May 2018

SCL: May 2018 New assisted digital contract for libraries ‘SCL ( Society of Chief Librarians)  has been awarded a sub contract for the delivery of digital biometric visa support services led by Sopra Steria on behalf of UK Visas and…

Libraries news round-up: 17 May 2018

York Press: 17 May More cafes planned for libraries Wales Online: 17 May Services have been ‘cut to the bone’ in Carmarthenshire, the council leader has claimed Reading Chronicle: 17 May Reading Borough Council revealed the project to transform Southcote…

Libraries news round-up: 10 May 2018

Scottish Book Trust: 7 May 5 Reasons Why We Need to Protect Local Libraries  Eastbourne Herald: 10 May East Sussex libraries close their doors after long battle South Wales Argus: 10 May Monmouthshire | Abergavenny community hub could cost up…

Libraries news round-up: 8 May 2018

Derby Telegraph: 8 May Keys of Sinfin Library handed over to community group West Somerset Free Press: 8 May Somerset | ‘Take out library books’ protest day Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 8 May Somerset | ‘We should put the two together’…

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/