Tag Archive for library closures

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June

The Bookseller: 28 June Concerns over Forest Hill Library plans to rent desk space Comments from library campaigners, including Dawn Finch, Alan Wylie and Laura Swaffield http://www.thebookseller.com/news/forest-hill-starts-renting-desk-space-576116 Lancashire Telegraph: 28 June The Veterans Association group, who saved the Pike Hill…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 June

Bury Times: 27 June Bury Council set to retain four libraries – Radcliffe, Bury, Ramsbottom and Prestwich – following review All other libraries across Bury are set to close in August under the plans. http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/prestwich/15375165.Four_libraries_to_be_saved_after_public_response BBC News: 27 June Old…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 June

Weston & Somerset Mercury: 24 June North Somerset | Libraries facing cuts to opening hours And plans for open+ at six sites http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/libraries-facing-cuts-to-opening-hours-1-5076279 Derby Telegraph: 25 June Derby City Council members approve £2.7m to be spent on Council House revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 23 June Highgate Library campaigners consider legal action  Includes poll, and a comment from library campaigner, Alan Wylie (not Alan Whitely, as per original article) of Voices for the Library & Speak Up for Libraries  http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/highgate-library-campaigners-consider-legal-action-1-5075785 Huddersfield Examiner:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 June

Huddersfield Examiner: 21 June Kirklees | Call to Honley community as bid to take on the village library is discussed http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/call-honley-community-bid-take-13216351 Hamstead & Highgate Express: 21 June Highgate Library’s supporters furious at council sale decision http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/highgate-library-s-supporters-furious-at-council-sale-decision-1-5072307

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June

Bromley Times: 19 June Unite step up campaign against ‘privatisation’ of Bromley’s libraries with through-the-door booklet http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite-step-up-campaign-against-privatisation-of-bromley-s-libraries-with-through-the-door-booklet-1-5067371

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June

Northern Echo: 18 June Debate on future uses for historic Darlington library building ‘Lawyer Michael Imperato – whose work has helped to save other UK libraries – has submitted a 20-page letter to the authority outlining concerns over the authority’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June

Libraries Taskforce: 15 June Income generation for public libraries With comments, and response made on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce. At least one comment still awaiting moderation. https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/15/income-generation-for-public-libraries/ Northern Echo: 16 June Fresh legal challenge launched in battle to save Darlington’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 June

Stratford Upon Avon Herald: 15 June Date set for Stratford Library re-opening  http://www.stratford-herald.com/72035-date-set-stratford-library-re-opening.html Stratford Observer: 15 June New look library soon to be unveiled https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/new-look-library-soon-to-be-unveiled/ The Courier: 15 June Dundee | Crowdfund campaign launched to finance £1.8m Broughty Ferry Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June

Fife Today: 14 June Leading tenants’ group brand new library hub a “disgrace” http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/leading-tenants-group-brand-new-library-hub-a-disgrace-1-4474559 Derby Telegraph: 14 June Job Centre Plus and library set to be part of new-look Derby City Council House http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/job-centre-plus-and-library-to-be-part-of-new-look-derby-city-council-house/story-30388270-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald: 14 June SAVED! Four…