Tag: library funding

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 18th February Letter | ‘Effects of library cuts’ Cuts by Oxfordshire County Council, coupled with those imposed by Swindon Borough Council will hit some communities very hard. http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/14285686.Effects_of_library_cuts/ Longridge News : 18th February Lancashire | Longridge leaps into action in face…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2016

Fife Today : 18th February Councillors vote to close 16 libraries in Fife http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/councillors-vote-to-close-16-libraries-in-fife-1-4034344 Argyllshire Advertiser : 19th February Librarians removed in budget cuts EVERY school librarian in Argyll and Bute will be made redundant …. http://www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/2016/02/19/librarians-removed-in-budget-cuts/ Librarians removed in…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February 2016

Coventry Telegraph : 16th February Coventry council library cuts consultation branded a ‘sham’ Original plans left “barely altered” despite feedback from thousands of residents http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-council-library-cuts-consultation-10898404 Swindon Advertiser : 16th February Volunteer library operator says model can work http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14280684.Volunteer_library_operator_says_model_can_work/

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th February Letters : Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool; Cllr Iain Malcolm Leader, South Tyneside council; Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg, Taunton, Somerset; and  Shareen Campbell Swindon, Wiltshire http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/12/hard-hit-northern-councils-hit-back-over-tory-slush-fund Sheffield Telegraph : 12th February Book loans drop by one-third at Sheffield’s volunteer-run libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/book-loans-drop-by-one-third-at-sheffield-s-volunteer-run-libraries-1-7729070 Swindon Advertiser : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 February 2016

Lancaster Guardian : 11th February House of Lords challenge to Lancashire’s library cuts http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/house-of-lords-challenge-to-lancashire-s-library-cuts-1-7726909 bDaily Business News : 11th February Stockton | UK’s first library–based building society branch looks to land in Yarm https://bdaily.co.uk/finance/11-02-2016/uks-first-library-based-building-society-branch-looks-to-land-in-yarm/ Coventry Telegraph : 11th February Coventry council pressing on with…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Is this the final chapter for Swindon’s libraries as locals denounce 60% cuts? http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/swindons-libraries-closures-60-per-cent-cuts THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Library campaigners descend on parliament to defend public funding http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/09/library-campaigners-descend-on-parliament-to-defend-public-funding THE BOOKSELLER : 9th February ‘National…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th February Libraries saved me, now they need rescuing — Karin Slaughter http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/08/libraries-saved-me-now-they-need-rescuing Conservative Home : 8th February Tory MPs threaten to rebel over local government funding settlement for rural areas Now all the fat is gone,…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 7th February Bradford South MP joins fight against major cutbacks to district’s libraries http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14259299.MP_joins_fight_against_major_cutbacks_to_district_s_libraries/ BBC News : 7th February Vale of Glamorgan libraries community takeover plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35502151 Bitterne Park Info : 7th February Southampton | Optimistic mood for…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 6th February For many library visitors, I’m the only person they’ve talked to all day http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/feb/06/library-visitors-austerity-job-applications-loneliness SKY NEWS : 6th February Library Closures Top 400 In Five Years  Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey MP,  quoted http://news.sky.com/story/1637003/library-closures-top-400-in-five-years Conservative Home…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th February Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/communities-rally-together-support-national-libraries-day-322020 THE GUARDIAN : 5th February We can’t lose public libraries – they’re as crucial for students as ever http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/05/public-libraries-crucial-for-students-closures THE GUARDIAN : 5th February Podcast | Celebrating…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 4th February ‘A new low’: librarians warn councils against closing services After Swindon announces plans to hand over running of 14 of its 15 library services to volunteers or close them, professionals warn of dire consequences http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/04/librarians-warn-councils-against-closing-services-swindon-united-kingdom Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 25th January Toolkit number 2: community libraries https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/25/toolkit-number-2-community-libraries/#comment-189 Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 25th January Maurice writes to the Secretary of State AGAIN http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2016/01/25/maurice-writes-to-the-secretary-of-state-again/ Get Reading : 25th January Wokingham Council plans to expand and protect libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-council-plans-expand-protect-10768924…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2016

On the Wight : 19th January What do we do if the money runs out? IOW council chief asks Government The council chief’s letter to the DCLG’s Shafi Khan is embedded in the article.   http://onthewight.com/2016/01/19/iwc-ceo-writes-to-government/ Harlow Star : 19th January Dementia sufferers in…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2016

Telegraph & Argus : 18th January Bradford | Councillors protest over length and location of libraries closures consultation meeting “It’s barmy not to engage with people – the Council must consult properly” http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14211085.Councillors_protest_over_length_and_location_of_libraries_closures_consultation_meeting/ Kent Online : 18th January Kent County Council proposes…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2016

BBC News : 16th January ‘Porn-viewing’ Norwich library users banned http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35333577 The Leader : 16th January Talks loom on rescue bid (community asset transfer) for threatened libraries in Flintshire http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/157347/talks-loom-on-rescue-bid-for-threatened-libraries-in-flintshire.aspx Hunts Post : 16th January Cambridgeshire | Public being asked to consult on future…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2016

The Knowledge Exchange : 15th January A book for everything that ails us …why bibliotherapy could be just the medicine we’re looking for Libraries are the best pill http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/15/a-book-for-everything-that-ails-us-why-bibliotherapy-could-be-just-the-medicine-were–looking-for/ BBC News : 15th January Warwickshire | Leamington, Nuneaton and Rugby libraries to…