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Libraries News Round-up: 1 March

The Bookseller : 28 February Libraries ‘crucial’ for the nation’s engagement in literature, says RSL http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rsl-report-finds-libraries-crucial-nations-engagement-literature-499471 Fife Today : 1 March Farewell to Kinghorn’s librarian Community-led library to open in its place http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/farewell-to-kinghorn-s-librarian-1-4379731 Gazette & Herald : 1 March North Yorkshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 February

The Bookseller : 24 February UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916 North Devon Journal : 24 February Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html Bury Times : 24 February Pensioners put up fight…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February

The Guardian : 22 February To survive the cuts, libraries must put themselves at the heart of communities Written by Cllr Ian Stephens who chairs the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/feb/22/libraries-community-hubs-survive-council-budget-cuts Leicester Mercury : 22 February Pupils…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-down-298-2005-480111 Times & Star : 3rd February Cockermouth Library plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January

Lincolnshire Echo : 21 January Expect to pay more than £50 a year extra in council tax in Lincolnshire Rise in council tax not expected to protect statutory service, including libraries http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/expect-to-pay-more-than-50-a-year-extra-in-council-tax-in-lincolnshire-for-less-services/story-30061777-detail/story.htmlFacebook | Paul Maynard MP | 16 January Letter…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January

LGA : 16th January Library services should be more accessible for e-readers, report says  http://www.localgov.co.uk/Library-services-should-be-more-accessible-for-e-readers-report-says/42357 Plymouth Herald : 16th January Council set to close TEN of Plymouth’s libraries and move book borrowing online  http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/council-could-close-ten-libraries-and-move-book-borrowing-online/story-30061880-detail/story.html Hackney Citizen : 16th January Hackney…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2017

THE TIMES : 2nd January An extract : the full article is behind the paywall Sell coffee to survive, libraries told http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sell-coffee-to-survive-libraries-told-cpj2cr2mz Stoke Sentinel : 2nd January  Staffordshire | Silverdale Library relaunched as enterprise centre  http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/silverdale-library-relaunched-as-enterprise-centre/story-30023667-detail/story.html

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2016

Warrington Guardian : 28th December Deputy council leader sides with MP Helen Jones amid row over library closure proposals http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14983974.Deputy_council_leader_sides_with_MP_Helen_Jones_amid_row_over_library_closure_proposals/ Borehamwood Times : 28th December Barnet Council announced NW7 Hub and Kisharon among partners in major library services changes http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/14990685.Partners_announced_for_major_libraries_overhaul/…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 21st December 2016 report card – and looking forward to 2017 [Paul Blantern, Chair] https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/21/2016-report-card-and-looking-forward-to-2017/ THE GUARDIAN : 22nd December Letter | Cuts to community assets take grim toll https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/dec/22/cuts-to-community-assets-take-grim-toll THE GUARDIAN : 22nd December Libraries are dying — but…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2016

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 20th December Council unveils four charities which will run libraries following service cuts http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=116316&headline=Council%20unveils%20four%20charities%20which%20will%20run%20libraries%20following%20service%20cuts&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 News & Star : 20th December Cockermouth library campaigners refused consultation extension by Cumbria County Council http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Cockermouth-library-campaigners-refused-consultation-extension-by-Cumbria-County-Council-68d2e517-cfff-44e9-8cd0-e25823bc4369-ds Blackpool Gazette : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2016

Dorset Echo : 17th December Building disposals in bid to meet budget cuts 14 were libraries http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/14973050.Building_disposals_in_bid_to_meet_budget_cuts/ Warrington Guardian : 16th December Helen Jones MP clashes with LiveWire boss over plans to close libraries http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14972007.Helen_Jones_MP_clashes_with_LiveWire_boss_over_plans_to_close_libraries/ THE INDEPENDENT : 15th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2016

Sutton Coldfield Local : 24th November Michael Morpurgo voices his support for library campaign http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/michael-morpurgo-supports-library-campaign-225062/ The Star : 24th November Plan to keep funding volunteer-run Sheffield libraries until 2020 http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/plan-to-keep-funding-volunteer-run-sheffield-libraries-until-2020-1-8257273 Harrogate Informer : 24th November North Yorkshire | New chapter about to…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2016

The Guardian : 21 November School libraries are a good thing: it’s official https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/nov/21/chris-riddell-libraries-schools-children-reading-booktrust The Big Issue : 21 November Alan Bennett Interview | “One of the real regrets in my life is that I have never kept a donkey” …

Libraries News Round-up: 8 November 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 8th November Give us our say, say Park Library campaigners http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14868940.Give_us_our_say__say_library_campaigners/ Swindon Advertiser : 7th November Swindon campaigners join thousands to save town’s libraries http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14846601.Swindon_campaigners_join_thousands_to_save_town__39_s_libraries/ Bolton News : 8th November Return of library is ‘not viable’ says…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st October British arts establishment is full of ‘relentlessly left-wing groupthink’, former culture minister says http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/31/british-arts-establishment-is-full-of-relentlessly-left-wing-gro/ a-n.co.uk : 1st November National demonstration against closure of libraries and museums set for 5 November https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/national-demonstration-against-closure-of-libraries-and-museums-set-for-5-november Socialist Worker : 1st November…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2016

Chorley Guardian : 31st October Lancashire | Council budgets feel the squeeze but their top executives still take home healthy pay packets, including one who earns more than Theresa May http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/council-budgets-feel-the-squeeze-but-their-top-executives-still-take-home-healthy-pay-packets-including-one-who-earns-more-than-theresa-may-1-8209280 Lancashire Telegraph : 31st October Final chapter for East Lancashire libraries just…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2016

Public Libraries News : 30th October Editorial | “Keep an open mind, be innovative, and keep smiling”: an interview with Thomas Colloff  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/10/keep-an-open-mind-be-innovative-and-keep-smiling-an-interview-with-thomas-colloff.html   2BR Radio : 30th October  First Lancashire building closure dates announced  http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2138201/first-lancashire-building-closure-dates-announced/   Bracknell News : 29 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 October

BBC News : 28th October Hay-on-Wye: ‘Town of books’ library battling closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37797579 Public Sector Exec : 28th October Libraries that fail to serve communities ‘need to close’, digital charity says “I’m fed up of seeing them get a free…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October

BBC News : 20th October Plans to cut Walsall Council libraries from 16 to one revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37718448 BBC News : 20th October Hay-on-Wye: Town of books could lose its library http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-37713963 Bedfordshire News : 20th October Bedford | ‘Frustration, anger and upset’:…