Tag: library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April

Liverpool Echo : 5 April St Helens libraries under threat as council review entire service http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/st-helens-libraries-under-threat-12851568 BBC News : 5 April North East Lincolnshire | Grimsby and Immingham libraries hire security staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-39501756 Blackpool Gazette : 5 April Lancashire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April

The Bookseller : 3 April Lambeth |  Hundreds gather to ‘ridicule’ Carnegie Library situation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/250-carnegie-library-protestors-ridicule-lambeth-council-518506 Holyrood : 4 April £150,000 programme launched to support public library projects https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/%C2%A3150000-programme-launched-support-public-library-projects Third Force News : 4 April Charities offer libraries funding opportunity http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/charities-offer-libraries-funding-opportunity Ikley Gazette…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709 Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530 Morning Star : 3 April Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April

Leon’s Library blog : 1 April Nothing to yell about https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/04/01/nothing-to-yell-about/  BBC News : 1 April More North Yorkshire libraries run by volunteers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-3946634  Bolton News : 1 April Plans for new library and health centre on site of former…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March

The Bookseller : 31 March Disappointment over ‘basic’ Taskforce dataset http://www.thebookseller.com/news/disappointment-over-basic-taskforce-dataset-518276 Harwich and Manningtree Standard : 31 March Essex | Silver End Library celebrates moving into new home in village hall http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15192978.Library_celebrates_moving_into_new_home/ Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31 March Temporary lifeline…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March

The Bookseller : 29 March Lords urged to make ‘positive intervention’ in decline of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lords-library-debate-518136 Plymouth Herald : 30 March Could Lego save a Plymouth library from closure? http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/could-lego-save-a-plymouth-library-from-closure/story-30239153-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 30 March Lancashire | Library campaigners backed…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Gazette & Herald : 29 March Ryedale | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 28 March Volunteers come…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 March

Windsor Observer : 27 March New mobile library plan http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/ Bournemouth Echo : 27 March Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/  The National : 27 March Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 March

Gazette & Herald : 25 March North Yorkshire | Kirkbymoorside Library gets ready to open as a community managed library next month http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15158321.And_the_story_of_a_new_library_begins/ Chester Chronicle : 25 March Chester library opening date at Storyhouse is announced http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/chester-library-opening-date-storyhouse-12789169 The Northern Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March

The Bookseller : 22 March Recipients of £4m libraries fund revealed http://www.thebookseller.com/news/recipients-4m-libraries-fund-revealed-513426 The Guardian : 23 March Authors condemn £4m library fund as a ‘sop’ and a ‘whitewash https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/23/authors-condemn-4m-library-fund-as-a-sop-and-a-whitewash Public Libraries News : 23 March Editorial | And the prizewinners are: ACE innovation funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 March

The Bookseller : 21 March Outrage as Library Service of the Year shortlisted slated for closure http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-service-year-shortlistee-slated-closure-511651 Local Gov : 22 March Winning libraries for innovation funding are revealed https://www.localgov.co.uk/Winning-libraries-for-innovation-funding-are-revealed/42778 Libraries Taskforce blog : 22 March And the successful projects are….…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March

Lancashire Telegraph : 20 MarchBlackburn Central Library hours reduced due to cutshttp://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15164037.Library_hours_reduced_due_to_cuts/Clacton Gazette : 21 MarchEssex | Historic Southminster Library has to reopen, urge concerned residentshttp://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15169140.Historic_library_has_to_reopen__urge_concerned_residents/ITV News : 21 MarchIsle of Man Family Library fights for its futurehttp://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-03-21/isle-of-man-family-library-fights-for-its-future/

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March

Yorkshire Coast Radio : 20 March North Yorkshire Libraries Prepare for Change https://www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-news/2249672/north-yorkshire-libraries-prepare-for-change/ Bromley Times : 20 March Campaign to save Bromley’s libraries from privatisation ramps up with week-long strike by library staff http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/campaign_to_save_bromley_s_libraries_from_privatisation_ramps_up_with_week_long_strike_by_library_staff_1_4939016 The Northern Echo : 20 March Darlington…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March

Northern Echo : 16 March 2017 North Yorkshire’s 1,200 volunteers preparing to take over county’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15161939.North_Yorkshire__39_s_1_200_volunteers_preparing_to_take_over_county__39_s_libraries/ London News Online : 16 March Lewisham | Leaf and Groove shop plan to raise funds to run Forest Hill Library https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/20636/leaf-groove-shop-plan-raise-funds-run-forest-hill-library/ Warrington Guardian : 16 March Soft…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March

Burnley Express : 15 March Lancashire | New chapter for library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/new-chapter-for-library-1-8440365 Blackpool Gazette : 15 March Lancashire | Hurry up plea as vandals attack library http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/hurry-up-plea-as-vandals-attack-library-1-8438507 Sunderland Echo : 15 March New central library too small http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/new-central-library-too-small-1-8439387 Cornish & Devon Post :…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 March

York Press : 14 March Work under way to create community library http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15151984.Work_under_way_to_create_community_library/ York Press : 14 March Haxby library funding approved http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15155577.Haxby_library_funding_approved/ Plymouth Herald : 14 March Prizes on offer at second ‘mass read-in’ to save Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/prizes-on-offer-at-second-mass-read-in-to-save-plymouth-library/story-30201934-detail/story.html Bury Times…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March

Plymouth Herald : 8 March ‘You can’t replace our library with the internet’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-can-t-replace-our-library-with-the-internet/story-30189381-detail/story.html Bury Times : 8 March Meeting in Whitefield to discuss latest on plans to close libraries and walk-in centres in Bury http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15141742.Meeting_to_discuss_latest_on_plans_to_close_libraries_and_walk_in_centres/St Helens St Helens Star : 9 March Library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March

Huddersfield Examiner :  7 March As more libraries in Kirklees face the axe, what can communities do? Volunteer-run ‘library’, open just four hours a week in a church hall. Call for customers to use the facility. Please take a moment to watch…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March

The Guardian : 7 March Councils are facing bankruptcy – is this the end of public service? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/06/councils-local-authorities-bankruptcy-public-service Huddersfield Examiner : 7 March Kirklees: Developer offers new library for Mirfield – if he can turn old one into an upmarket restaurant  http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/developer-offers-new-library-mirfield-12700276 Craven Herald : 7 March…