Tag: library closures

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March

Blackpool Gazette : 6 March Lancashire | Hopes high as library rescue plans discussed at County Hall Bids received from groups to run two libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hopes-high-as-library-rescue-plans-discussed-at-county-hall-1-8423377 Jesmond Local : 6 March Tyne & Wear | Jesmond Library to receive £50,000 grant for major revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March

Plymouth Herald : 5 March ‘Read-in’ protest against plans to close Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/read-in-protest-against-plans-to-close-plymouth-library/story-30181294-detail/story.html York Press : 5 March £500,000 for Haxby Memorial Hall plans The city council is planning to put £500,000 into redeveloping Haxby Memorial Hall, so the town’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March

Plymouth Herald : 3 March People think Plymouth library closures plan is ‘a done deal’  Plymouth City Council bosses say they are disappointed with the take-up, which represents just 1.4 % of all library users, putting it down to “an element of…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March

Bucks Free Press: 2 March Tourist centres in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough to merge with library service in bid to save £200,000 Wycombe District Council will pay Bucks County Council Library Services to run the information service, which…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March

The Guardian : 2 March World Book Day: Without libraries we are less human and more profoundly alone https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/mar/02/without-libraries-and-librarians-we-are-less-human-and-more-profoundly-alone Daily Echo : 2 March More than a dozen Hampshire libraries closed – on World Book day !http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15126786.It_s_World_Book_Day___and_more_than_a_DOZEN_libraries_in_Hampshire_aren_t_opening_/ Cambridge News : 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March

The Bookseller : 28 February Libraries ‘crucial’ for the nation’s engagement in literature, says RSL http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rsl-report-finds-libraries-crucial-nations-engagement-literature-499471 Fife Today : 1 March Farewell to Kinghorn’s librarian Community-led library to open in its place http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/farewell-to-kinghorn-s-librarian-1-4379731 Gazette & Herald : 1 March North Yorkshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public https://www.viewnews.co.uk/brand-new-ottery-st-mary-library-opens-public/  Lancashire Telegraph : 28…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February

Basildon Echo : 27 February £1.5million regeneration will see library and community centre move http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15119451.__1_5million_regeneration_will_see_library_and_community_centre_move/ Evening Times : 27 February Glasgow librarians share gong for helping city fall in love with reading  http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/15119336.Glasgow_librarians_share_gong_for_helping_city_love_reading/ The Courier : 27 February Fife |…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February

The Guardian : 22 February To survive the cuts, libraries must put themselves at the heart of communities Written by Cllr Ian Stephens who chairs the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/feb/22/libraries-community-hubs-survive-council-budget-cuts Leicester Mercury : 22 February Pupils…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February

Labour List : 19 February “UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors “This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.”  “Tory cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 February

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council : 17 February Exciting times for library mutual Dudley announce GLL as preferred bidder for outsourcing of libraries http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/february-2017/exciting-times-for-library-mutual/ Express & Star : 18 February Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/18/wolverhampton-libraries-bilston-could-move-from-145-year-old-home-in-major-shake-up/…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February

Bath Chronicle : 15 February Bath and North East Somerset Council WILL consult over Bath Central Library move http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-and-north-east-somerset-council-will-consult-over-bath-central-library-move/story-30139722-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 16 February Library jobs under threat to save cash http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/library-jobs-under-threat-to-save-cash-1-8391896 Litchfield Live : 16 February Councillor insists Litchfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February

The Bookseller : 14 February Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071 Plymouth Herald : 14 February Closure of library would mean loss of ‘safe place’ for disabled Closing a city library…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February

North Yorkshire Advertiser : 12 February 2017 Library in need of more help A library facility plans to open on April 1, run by volunteers, pleads for more volunteer help http://www.northyorkshireadvertiser.co.uk/news/15087102.Library_in_need_of_more_help/ The Guardian : 13 February Hi-tech library project spawns book…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February

Grimsby Telegraph : 11 February More than 3,000 people sign petition to save Cleethorpes Library http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/over-3000-signatures-collected-to-save-cleethorpes-library/story-30128969-detail/story.html Bournemouth Echo : 11 February Dorset  | Job Centre, library and day care centre could all be provided from one building http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15086057.Job_Centre__library_and_day_care_centre_could_all_be_provided_from_one_building/ Rutland and…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February

They Work For You : 9th February House of Commons: Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport Lichfield and Swindon feature https://www.theyworkforyou.com/debates/?id=2017-02-09a.620.1#g620.2 London Evening Standard : 10th February Novelist Stella Duffy accuses Lambeth council of ‘letting down children’…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February

UNISON : 8th February Torfaen library services win reprieve https://cymru-wales.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2017/02/torfaen-library-services-win-reprieve/ Chronicle Live : 9th February The neglect of our libraries is a sign that we are failing as a society — Graeme Whitfield Graeme Whitfield is Journal business editor http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/business/business-opinion/neglect-libraries-sign-failing-society-12583366 Newbury Today…