Tag Archive for library closures

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 June

Bristol 24/7: 13 June More than half of Bristol’s libraries could close Under new proposals, the number of libraries will go down from 27 to just 10, with a reduction in opening hours for the libraries that remain. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/half-bristols-libraries-close/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June

The Courier: 6 June Val McDermid says she “would not be a writer” without public libraries https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/441915/val-mcdermid-says-not-writer-without-public-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 6 June Library sell-off back from the brink http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/library-sell-off-back-from-the-brink-1-8581417 York Press: 7 June New mobile library to launch Replaces Haxby library which…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 June

The Bookseller: 5 June Riddell urges next government to address children’s rights http://www.thebookseller.com/news/riddell-urges-next-government-address-childrens-rights-issues-564186 Bath Chronicle: 5 June Letter: ‘Appalled’ at treatment of fellow Save Bath Library campaigners http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-appalled-treatment-fellow-save-91336 York Press: 5 June Nth Yorks | Norton library and community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June

The Guardian: 1 June UK desperately needs new volunteers to fill yawning gaps in public services https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/jun/01/volunteers-week-volunteering-austerity-cuts ITV News: 1 June Funding cuts threaten South Tyneside libraries http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-06-01/funding-cuts-threaten-south-tyneside-libraries/ Chronicle Live: 1 June Future of four libraries at risk of closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May

Blackpool Gazette: 26 MayLytham Library hope leads to new friends grouphttp://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/lytham-library-hope-leads-to-new-friends-group-1-8564102Borehamwood Times: 26 MayBarnet | FoI data shows increased PR spending by Barnet Council which could have been spent on librarieshttp://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/15311229.FoI_data_shows_increased_PR_spending/ Ham & High: 26 May Highgate Library ‘being sacrificed’ in…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May

Hartlepool Mail: 25 May Durham | Council fits up leisure centre for new library http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/council-fits-up-leisure-centre-for-new-library-1-8560884 Northumberland Gazette: 25 May LIBRARY: Funding must be increased ‘It appears that the reason for the plight of libraries in schools, and in general, is because…