Tag Archive for Library cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June

Bromley Times: 19 June Unite step up campaign against ‘privatisation’ of Bromley’s libraries with through-the-door booklet http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite-step-up-campaign-against-privatisation-of-bromley-s-libraries-with-through-the-door-booklet-1-5067371

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June

Northern Echo: 18 June Debate on future uses for historic Darlington library building ‘Lawyer Michael Imperato – whose work has helped to save other UK libraries – has submitted a 20-page letter to the authority outlining concerns over the authority’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 June

Stratford Upon Avon Herald: 15 June Date set for Stratford Library re-opening  http://www.stratford-herald.com/72035-date-set-stratford-library-re-opening.html Stratford Observer: 15 June New look library soon to be unveiled https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/new-look-library-soon-to-be-unveiled/ The Courier: 15 June Dundee | Crowdfund campaign launched to finance £1.8m Broughty Ferry Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 June

Bristol 24/7: 13 June More than half of Bristol’s libraries could close Under new proposals, the number of libraries will go down from 27 to just 10, with a reduction in opening hours for the libraries that remain. https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/half-bristols-libraries-close/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June

Oxford Mail: 8 June Oxford tops chart for best city to be a primary school pupil Museums, libraries and ‘outstanding’ schools have seen Oxford named one of the best cities in the UK to be a primary school pupil. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15335559.Oxford_tops_chart_for_best_city_to_be_a_primary_school_pupil/…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June

The Courier: 6 June Val McDermid says she “would not be a writer” without public libraries https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/441915/val-mcdermid-says-not-writer-without-public-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 6 June Library sell-off back from the brink http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/library-sell-off-back-from-the-brink-1-8581417 York Press: 7 June New mobile library to launch Replaces Haxby library which…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 June

The Bookseller: 5 June Riddell urges next government to address children’s rights http://www.thebookseller.com/news/riddell-urges-next-government-address-childrens-rights-issues-564186 Bath Chronicle: 5 June Letter: ‘Appalled’ at treatment of fellow Save Bath Library campaigners http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-appalled-treatment-fellow-save-91336 York Press: 5 June Nth Yorks | Norton library and community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 May

Lancashire Evening Post: 28 May Tory pledge to reopen all county’s shut-down libraries http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/preston/tory-pledge-to-reopen-all-county-s-shut-down-libraries-1-8567137 Liverpool Echo: 28 May Warrington North constituency candidates for General Election 2017 Candidate for Greens has campaigned for libraries http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/warrington-north-constituency-candidates-general-13104648

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May

Hartlepool Mail: 25 May Durham | Council fits up leisure centre for new library http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/council-fits-up-leisure-centre-for-new-library-1-8560884 Northumberland Gazette: 25 May LIBRARY: Funding must be increased ‘It appears that the reason for the plight of libraries in schools, and in general, is because…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 May

Speak Up for Libraries: 19 May Manifesto for Libraries for the General Election 2017 http://speakupforlibraries.org/speakupforlibraries/manifesto-for-libraries-for-the-general-election-2017/ Shields Gazette: 19 May South Tyneside Council gives go-ahead for library plans consultation http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/south-tyneside-council-gives-go-ahead-for-library-plans-consultation-1-8550290 Northern Echo: 19 May ‘I should have listened to you’ –…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 May

Shields Gazette: 18 May See protesters lobby South Tyneside Council over library proposal http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/see-protesters-lobby-south-tyneside-council-over-library-proposal-1-8548392 Bury Times: 18 May Hope for Bury youth group B:easties as partners meet to save Topping Fold Library ‘The three earmarked to stay open to meet the…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444 Library News (p.33) | Surrey ‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time,…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May

Shields Gazette: 15 May Union outrage over plans for community groups to run South Tyneside libraries http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/union-outrage-over-plans-for-community-groups-to-run-south-tyneside-libraries-1-8541352 BBC News: 16 May Hay Festival cash keeps town library open  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39930723 West Leeds Dispatch: 16 May Library moves out as work starts…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 May

Sun FM: 14 May New chapter for Sunderland Libraries https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2288575/new-chapter-for-sunderland-libraries/ Shiny Shiny: 14 May Are digital libraries the future for children’s reading? Library of Miss Gadish launches Paid for app, requiring in app purchases to access reading packs, which appears to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May

Shields Gazette: 10 May Council chiefs look for community take over of libraries as part of planned service shake-up http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/council-chiefs-look-for-community-take-over-of-libraries-as-part-of-planned-service-shake-up-1-8535671 Chronicle Live: 10 May Four libraries in South Tyneside at risk of closure as budget cuts continue to bite http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/four-libraries-south-tyneside-risk-13015290…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 May

The Irish News: 8 May Letter | Education and libraries support critical thinking – let’s invest http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor/2017/05/08/news/education-and-libraries-support-critical-thinking-let-s-invest-1018022/ The Northern Echo: 8 May Darlington library campaigner and MP hopeful supported cuts to library services in London http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15271258.Library_campaigner_supported_cuts_to_library_services_in_London__MP_hopeful_Peter_Cuthbertson_denies_using_Crown_Street_campaign_for_political_gain/ Plymouth Herald: 8 May…

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…