Tag: Library cuts

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2017

The Bookseller: 19 December Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-book-spend-plummets-695991 Cambrian News: 19 December Ceredigion | Volunteers to take over library after U-turn http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118175 Dunbarton Reporter: 19 December West Dunbartonshire | Council launches consultation on proposed library…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 December 2017

UK Library News: 18 December Initial CIPFA data analysis by Tim Coates – December 2017 https://uklibrarynews.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/initial-cipfa-data-analysis-by-tim-coates-december-2017/ Brixton Buzz: 18 December Lambeth Council sets February ‘target’ for re-opening Carnegie library – three months ahead of local elections http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/12/lambeth-council-sets-february-target-for-re-opening-carnegie-library-three-months-ahead-of-local-elections/ Coventry Telegraph: 18…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 November Mobile library spared but threat of closure still hangs over branch libraries in Bath and north east Somerset http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/mobile-library-spared-threat-closure-826182 Manchester Evening Standard: 25 November Bury | The closing date for these 10 libraries has been revealed…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 November 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 22 November Plan to cut West Dunbartonshire library opening hours by a third to save cash http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/plan-cut-west-dunbartonshire-library-11564426 Croydon Guardian; 22 November South Norwood could be getting a new library http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15676338.South_Norwood_could_be_getting_a_new___500_000_library/ Croydon Advertiser: 22 November Council announces plans…