Tag: Library cuts

Libraries news round-up: 15 October 2018

Powys County Times: 15 October Public meeting on future of Welshpool library to be held tonight  Watford Observer: 15 October Hertfordshire | Libraries could shut under plans to axe £500,000 Daily Echo: 15 October Hampshire | Splashing cash on new…

Libraries news round-up: 2 October 2018

Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 2 October A report going to scrutiny will show, ‘after moving over to being run by community groups rather than by the Council, many of Bradford’s libraries are now thriving.’  The Star: 2 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 26 September 2018

Warrington Guardian: 26 September LiveWire told to repair damaged reputation following review East Anglian Daily Times: 26 September Suffolk | Views sought on library opening hours proposals Midsomer Norton Journal: 26 September Bath Library timescale revealed Edinburgh Evening News: 26…

Libraries news round-up: 20 September 2018

iNews: 20 September Children’s services and youth clubs lined up for cuts in ‘worst yet’ council austerity Bosses at local authorities have said that the “worst is yet to come” in cuts to services with libraries, public health, and highways…

Libraries news round-up: 17 July 2018

The Bookseller: 17 July Libraries: talking stock Reading Chronicle: 17 July Reading Borough Council hopes to save more than £200k by cutting opening hours at six of the seven libraries Norwich Evening News: 17 July Reader Letter: Library dismay

Libraries news round-up: 27 June 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 27 June East Sussex | Volunteers Network committed to getting Pevensey Bay Library open     Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 27 June Library campaigners plead with Northamptonshire County Council to let group pay £1 peppercorn library rent  …

Libraries news round-up: 23 June 2018

The Argus: 23 June East Sussex libraries will become community libraries   Derbyshire Live: 23 June Watch Derby’s new library take shape in 40 seconds Leicester Mercury: 23 June Controversial plans to close Leicester library to save £14k a year…

Libraries news round-up: 20 June 2018

The Guardian: 19 June Letters | Public libraries are life-affirming The Scotsman: 20 June Scottish library closures soar as council cuts bite News Shopper: 20 June Bexley | Sidcup library set to be relocated despite opposition Camelford & Delabole Post:…

Libraries news round-up: 3 May 2018

Nothing in the Rulebook: 3 May Readers of the world, unite! Vote to save your public libraries Ayub Khan & Alan Wylie quoted. Speak Up for Libraries manifesto highlighted.   Wales Online: 3 May Cardiff | A new library and…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2018

Huffington Post: 20 April Northamptonshire | The Libraries Minister’s Local Libraries Could Close. Residents Are Furious – And They’re Suing https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/libraries-minister-s-local-libraries-could-close_uk_5ad61fc4e4b077c89ced29a0 Bristol Live: 20 April Fears Government-funded report into library cuts will be ‘buried’ by Bristol City Council https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fears-government-funded-report-library-1479559 BBC News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April 2018

Bristol Post: 18 April North Somerset | Three more libraries under threat of closure as council looks to make essential cuts https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/three-more-libraries-under-threat-1474080 The Bookseller: 19 April Local election candidates urged to champion libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-encourages-local-election-candidates-champion-libraries-771066 Hemel Gazette 19 April Hertfordshire’s libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2018

The Guardian: 7 April Library cuts hurt us all, but they hit homeless people the hardest https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2018/apr/07/library-cuts-hurt-hit-homeless-people-council-outreach The Argus: 6 April Brighton & Hove | Library changes are ‘against spirit of law’ http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16141544.Library_changes_are____against_spirit_of_law___/ Brighton & Hove News: 6 April Opinion…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2018

TES: 2 April Infant pupils ‘swiping left’ when they pick up books Motion proposed at NUT conference https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/infant-pupils-swiping-left-when-they-pick-books i News: 2 April Children are picking up books and ‘trying to swipe left’ teachers told, as concern for future of local…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2018

Ham & High: 3 March Camden | Ham& High letters: Libraries pledge needs scrutiny http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/ham-high-letters-successful-petition-antisemitisim-libraries-digital-borough-budget-youth-funding-painkillers-and-electric-cars-1-5413770 Western Telegraph: 3 March Pembrokeshire | Buildings next on list to cut to save Council money http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16063017.Buildings_next_on_list_to_cut_to_save_Council_money/ The Guardian: 3 March It’s the library users…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2018

LGA: 26 February Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will not protect under-pressure local services https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/extra-council-tax-income-201819-will-not-protect-under-pressure-local-services Oxfordshire Guardian: 26 February Spreading the word to encourage library use http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/spreading-the-word-to-encourage-library-use/ Bath Chronicle: 26 February Bath & NE Somerset | Staff sickness forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2018

BBC News: 10 February Trafford to be ‘first’ council scraps library late fees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43015919 ITV News: 10 February Fines on overdue library books to be dropped in Trafford http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2018-02-10/fines-on-overdue-library-books-to-be-dropped-in-trafford/ Denbighshire Free Press: 10 February Gwynedd | chapter for Bala Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2018

The Bookseller: 9 February Settle to step down as Libraries Taskforce chief next month http://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-step-down-libraries-taskforce-chief-next-month-729266 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 February Somerset | Save Highbridge Library! Campaign launched to halt closure plan http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/save-highbridge-library-group-09-02-18.php This is the West Country: 9 February Somerset | Save our…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2018

Somerset Country Gazette: 8 February LETTER: ‘Don’t let libraries be lost to the Somerset landscape’http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/15964096.LETTER___Don_t_let_libraries_be_lost_to_the_landscape_/ Ledbury Reporter: 8 February Herefordshire | Investment of £60,000 approved for Ross-on-Wye library http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/15965579.Investment_of___60_000_approved_for_Ross_on_Wye_library/ Daily Record: 8 February West Dunbartonshire | Councillors could add £200K…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2018

Politics.co.uk: 18 January Want to tackle loneliness? Stop closing libraries http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/01/18/want-to-tackle-loneliness-stop-closing-libraries BBC News: 18 January Half of Somerset’s libraries under threat of closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-42740838 Somerset Country Gazette: 18 January Nearly half of council-run libraries in Somerset could be set to…