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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’:…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2016

Wigan Today : 20th September Library shake-up is next savings plan Officers have been tasked with shaving £1.4m from the library budget (more than 50%) http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/library-shake-up-is-next-savings-plan-1-8134448 Lancashire Evening Post : 20th September MP asks minister to intervene to stop Lancashire library…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1427 Library News: Surrey (p.34) In all good newsagents Bromley Times : 14th September Unite hails ‘significant victory’ as group pulls out of community library takeovers http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite_hails_significant_victory_as_group_pulls_out_of_community_library_takeovers_1_4696601 Shropshire Star : 14th September February deadline set for Church…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2016

House of Lords Hansard : 8th Sept 2016 Civil Society and Lobbying @12.47 pm.  Baroness Rebuck (Lab) - Libraries http://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-09-08/debates/16090838000309/CivilSocietyAndLobbying#contribution-16090838000150 Rotherham Advertiser : 9th September £474,000 to be cut from libraries budget http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/104402/-474-000-to-be-cut-from-libraries-budget.aspx That’s Lancashire : 9th September VIDEO > Lancashire County Council agrees to…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2016

Keighley News : 4th September North Yorkshire | Volunteers take on South Craven libraries provision http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14722335.Volunteers_take_on_South_Craven_libraries_provision/ THE GUARDIAN : 3rd September Borrowed time: US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/03/borrowed-time-us-library-to-enforce-jail-sentences-for-overdue-books Chronicle Live: 3rd September Future of Sunderland library services to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August 2016

Blog Preston : 10th August Lancashire | Last push to save Fulwood Library http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/08/last-push-to-save-fulwood-library/ Blackpool Gazette : 10th August Backlash over child centres Lancashire CC should look at putting more services into closure-threatened libraries instead http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/wyre/thornton/backlash-over-child-centres-1-8061350 GOV.UK : 9th August Culture Secretary’s maiden speech on importance…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July 2016

Lauren Smith : 1st July Libraries and the EU Referendum https://laurensmith.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/libraries-and-the-eu-referendum/ THE BOOKSELLER : 30th June Writers donate to re-open Kensal Rise Library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/writers-donate-re-open-kensal-rise-library-341441 Bexley Times : 1st July Bexley | Libraries set to expand under new ownership http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/libraries_set_to_expand_under_new_ownership_1_4599773 Spalding Today :…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 10th June No silence please – campaigners launch network of autism-friendly libraries http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/10/no-silence-please-campaigners-launch-network-of-autism-friendly-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th June Labouring the point https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/12/labouring-the-point/ Bournemouth Echo : 12th June Future of Dorset’s mobile libraries to be decided next…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 June 2016

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1420 : Library News (p.35) Crown Street Library, Darlington In newsagents now Croydon Citizen : 8th June What do Croydon’s children think about libraries? http://thecroydoncitizen.com/politics-society/croydons-children-think-libraries/ Sheffield Star : 8th June Letter | The fight for libraries http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-should-not-have-to-choose-our-cuts-1-7952573 Sheffield…