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Libraries News Round-up: 31 July

Bournemouth Echo: 31 July Library staff to see their pay reduced as part of jobs “realignment” Library manager pay scales to be brought in line with those in Poole. Agreed by union. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15443222.Library_staff_to_see_their_pay_reduced_as_part_of_jobs__quot_realignment_quot_/ Lancashire Telegraph: 31 July Whalley Library set…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…

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: 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…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April

The Gazette: 14 April Lancashire | Warning over library bid ‘chaos’ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/warning-over-library-bid-chaos-1-8493776 Big Issue: 14 April Government considers inquiry into library closures http://www.bigissue.com/news/government-considers-inquiry-library-closures/ Get Reading: 14 April Cost-cutting hits Reading libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/cost-cutting-hits-reading-libraries-12885537 Yorkshire Evening Post: 14 April Free wi-fi switched…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April

Bath Chronicle : 10 April Bath library consultation: Campaigners say findings show library already ‘ticks all the boxes’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-library-consultation-campaigners-say-findings-show-library-already-ticks-all-the-boxes/story-30261704-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald : 10 April Plymouth Labour ‘make no apologies’ for library leaflets http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-labour-make-no-apologies-for-library-leaflets/story-30261729-detail/story.html Swindon Advertiser : 11 April Government investigates Swindon’s library cuts http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15218112.Government_investigates_Swindon_s_library_cuts/ Llantwit Major GEM…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709 Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530 Morning Star : 3 April Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA…

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…