Tag: library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 7 May

Kent Online: 7 May Medway | Thomas Aveling Library facing closure and staff at Grain Library may be replaced by volunteers http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/libraries-under-threat-in-cost-125163/ Guardian: 7 May Chester Storyhouse: how a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city Library open 8am…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 5 May Closure-threatened library re-opens Company working with volunteers http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268348.Closure_threatened_library_re_opens/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 5 May New-look library reopens as community hub after dodging closure threat with comment http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268973.New_look_library_reopens_as_community_hub_after_dodging_closure_threat/ The Big Issue: 5 May The Big…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May

Brixton Buzz: 3 May Lambeth library campaigners rally against Lambeth council at lively public meeting http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/05/lambeth-library-campaigners-rally-against-lambeth-council-at-public-meeting/ Herald Scotland: 3 May Our public libraries are vital for the nation’s future and must be backed http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15260387.Our_public_libraries_are_vital_for_the_nation___s_future_and_must_be_backed/ Bristol 24/7: 3 May Brand new…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May

The Bookseller: 27 April SoA calls on next government to offer ‘more than just words’ to support authors Includes, ‘On behalf of libraries, the next regime should also renew its support of them at national level – “to ensure a…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May

Public Libraries News: 30 April A little less conversation: Nick Poole from CILIP writes about the problems with public libraries and action needed http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/users/a-little-less-conversation-nick-poole-from-cilip-writes-about-the-problems-with-public-libraries-and-action-needed The Library Campaign: 1 May Information Wars – Carnegie UK report http://www.librarycampaign.com/information-wars-carnegie-uk-report/ Blackpool Gazette: 1 May…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April

2BR News: 29 April More Lancashire libraries set to be handed over to communities https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2278964/more-lancashire-libraries-set-to-be-handed-over-to-communities/ Rutland & Stamford Mercury: 29 April Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/calls-to-halt-oakham-library-revamp-project-after-309-000-overspend-by-rutland-county-council-1-7937979 John O’Groat Journal: 29…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April

The Bookseller: 26 April Carnegie report slammed for ‘avoiding the truth on libraries’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-dims-light-carnegies-library-report-542936 West Sussex Guardian: 27 April Thousands showed their love for under-threat Hale End Library in Highams Park http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15250919.Thousands_show_their_love_for_under_threat_library/ London SE1: 27 April Lambeth and Oasis discuss…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April

Plymouth Herald: 24 April 3,750 people have told the council what they think of closing libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/3-750-have-told-the-council-what-they-think-of-closing-libraries/story-30290852-detail/story.html The Irish Times: 25 April Anita Robinson: We should cherish our libraries, not cut their funding http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/columnists/2017/04/25/news/anita-robinson-we-should-cherish-our-libraries-not-cut-their-funding-1005635/ The Star: 25 April LETTERS |…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 April

BBC News: 21 April Northern Ireland | Cuts to library stock and opening hours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39660480 4NI: 21 April Northern Ireland | Political Parties To Blame For Failure Of Libraries http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern-ireland-news/228604/political-parties-to-blame-for-failure-of-libraries Richmond and Twickenham Times: 21 April Richmond | A new…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April

St Helens Star: 20 April Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce speaks of importance of libraries in wake of service review http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15233350.Author_Frank_Cottrell_Boyce_speaks_of_importance_of_libraries_in_wake_of_service_review/ Dumbarton Reporter: 20 April Former Ladyton Library edging towards new future as dance school http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/15235841.Former_Ladyton_Library_edging_towards_new_future_as_dance_school/ The Star: 20 April Sheffield | Community focus:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April

Wigan Today: 19 April Questions remain on library reforms http://www.wigantoday.net/news/questions-remain-on-library-reforms-1-8499830 Romford Recorder: 19 April Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/proposal-to-build-62-homes-and-demolish-former-rainham-library-withdrawn-1-4981286 Belper News: 18 April Derbyshire | Council approve £16m plans for former factory site…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April

Lancashire Telegraph: 17 April Blackburn with Darwen Council | More volunteers running Darwen Library as part of council savings http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15225770.More_volunteers_running_Darwen_Library_as_part_of_council_savings/ 2BR Radio: 17 April Lancashire | It isn’t over yet for Whalley Library https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2268534/it-isnt-over-yet-for-whalley-library/ Leigh Times: 17 April Westcliff Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April

Save Lewisham Libraries blog: 14 April Shocking Book Lending Stats for Lewisham Libraries http://savelewishamlibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/shocking-book-lending-stats-for.html Lancashire Telegraph: 15 April Major boost for plan to save Whalley Library http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15225266.Major_boost_for_plan_to_save_village_library/ Get Reading: 16 April Battle Library to be extended as part of £2m…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April

The Gazette: 14 April Lancashire | Warning over library bid ‘chaos’ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/warning-over-library-bid-chaos-1-8493776 Big Issue: 14 April Government considers inquiry into library closures http://www.bigissue.com/news/government-considers-inquiry-library-closures/ Get Reading: 14 April Cost-cutting hits Reading libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/cost-cutting-hits-reading-libraries-12885537 Yorkshire Evening Post: 14 April Free wi-fi switched…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April

The Bookseller: 12 April Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-considers-intervening-swindon-and-lancashire-library-closures-536456 Bolton News: 13 April Fears about future of B:easties youth club as Topping Fold Library faces closure http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15222154.Fears_over_future_of_youth_club_responsible_for_30_per_cent_drop_in_anti_social_behaviour/ Huddersfield Examiner: 13 April Kirklees | Birkby library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April

Lancashire Post: 12 April Government inquiry into Lancashire libraries not ruled out http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/government-inquiry-into-lancashire-libraries-not-ruled-out-1-8488534 Public Sector Executive: 12 April Decision to close Lancashire libraries was ‘predetermined’, letter claims http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/decision-to-close-lancashire-libraries-was-predetermined-letter-claims Blackpool Gazette: 12 April Under-threat Lancashire’s libraries to get a stay of execution?…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April

Bath Chronicle : 10 April Bath library consultation: Campaigners say findings show library already ‘ticks all the boxes’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-library-consultation-campaigners-say-findings-show-library-already-ticks-all-the-boxes/story-30261704-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald : 10 April Plymouth Labour ‘make no apologies’ for library leaflets http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-labour-make-no-apologies-for-library-leaflets/story-30261729-detail/story.html Swindon Advertiser : 11 April Government investigates Swindon’s library cuts http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15218112.Government_investigates_Swindon_s_library_cuts/ Llantwit Major GEM…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 April

Carnegie UK Trust : April 2017 Shining a Light Link to all publications http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/shining-a-light/ The Herald : 10 April Scotland |More families ‘just about managing’ turn to libraries http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15213976.More_families___39_just_about_managing__39__turn_to_libraries/ BBC News : 10 April Scots ‘most likely’ to use public…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 April

Bury Times : 6 April Reader’s letter: Bury Council mismanagement to blame for libraries crisis http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15207280.Reader__39_s_letter__Council_mismanagement_to_blame_for_libraries_crisis/ Bury Free Press : 6 April Help shape the future of Suffolk’s libraries Library user survey, ‘Suffolk Libraries’ Extra scheme http://www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/help-shape-the-future-of-suffolk-s-libraries-1-7904121 Bracknell News :…