Tag Archive for Library cuts

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May

Public Libraries News: 30 April A little less conversation: Nick Poole from CILIP writes about the problems with public libraries and action needed http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/users/a-little-less-conversation-nick-poole-from-cilip-writes-about-the-problems-with-public-libraries-and-action-needed The Library Campaign: 1 May Information Wars – Carnegie UK report http://www.librarycampaign.com/information-wars-carnegie-uk-report/ Blackpool Gazette: 1 May…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April

2BR News: 29 April More Lancashire libraries set to be handed over to communities https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2278964/more-lancashire-libraries-set-to-be-handed-over-to-communities/ Rutland & Stamford Mercury: 29 April Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/calls-to-halt-oakham-library-revamp-project-after-309-000-overspend-by-rutland-county-council-1-7937979 John O’Groat Journal: 29…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April

The Bookseller: 26 April Carnegie report slammed for ‘avoiding the truth on libraries’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-dims-light-carnegies-library-report-542936 West Sussex Guardian: 27 April Thousands showed their love for under-threat Hale End Library in Highams Park http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15250919.Thousands_show_their_love_for_under_threat_library/ London SE1: 27 April Lambeth and Oasis discuss…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April

Plymouth Herald: 24 April 3,750 people have told the council what they think of closing libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/3-750-have-told-the-council-what-they-think-of-closing-libraries/story-30290852-detail/story.html The Irish Times: 25 April Anita Robinson: We should cherish our libraries, not cut their funding http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/columnists/2017/04/25/news/anita-robinson-we-should-cherish-our-libraries-not-cut-their-funding-1005635/ The Star: 25 April LETTERS |…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April

The Courier: 24 April Fife | Story of Largo Library is a happy ever after Largo Library reopens as volunteer-run facility https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/uncategorised/411433/story-of-largo-library-is-a-happy-ever-after/ Rossendale Free Press: 24 April Lancashire | Government inquiry could investigate library cuts in Rossendale http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/government-inquiry-could-investigate-library-12916312 Broken Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 April

Thurrock Gazette: 23 April Thurrock Council opens new centre helping residents access services in Purfleet http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/15239947.Council_opens_new_centre_helping_residents_access_services/ Keighley News: 23 April Bradford | Visitor Information Centres in Haworth, Saltaire and Ilkley are under threat in Council cuts ‘Ilkley Parish Council is considering…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April

Belfast Telegraph: 22 April Union chief slams MLAs over fresh library cuts http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/union-chief-slams-mlas-over-fresh-library-cuts-35643122.html Bath Chronicle: 22 April Please re-open Bath Central Library exhibition room http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/please-re-open-library-exhibition-room/story-30280883-detail/story.html Rugby Advertiser: 22 April Frankton making the most of phone box Another book exchange referred…