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Libraries News Round-up: 2 August

The Bookseller: 2 August 2017 Government to investigate Barnet’s library provision http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-investigate-barnets-library-provision-607541 Sunderland Echo: 2 August 2017 Optimistic for Fulwell Community Library’s future Volunteer-led library opens http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/optimistic-for-fulwell-community-library-s-future-1-8682726

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: 8 January

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th January There’s a fightback taking place in Ireland against staffless libraries but why not in the UK?  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/theres-fightback-taking-place-in.html Leon’s Library Blog : 8th January Libraries Deliver  Edited version of an article by John Vincent, reproduced…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 17th October ‘If we lose our celebrated bookshops and our libraries we will never improve our nation’s literacy’ by Baroness Gail Rebuck http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/if-we-lose-our-celebrated-bookshops-and-our-libraries-we-will-never-improve-our-nations Clitheroe Advertiser : 17th Octobr Lancashire | Civic party visit in last-ditch bid to save library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 15 October Bold new vision for Preston’s Harris Library  Plans include development of a ‘community hub’ , including a library.  See comments http://www.lep.co.uk/whats-on/arts/bold-new-vision-for-preston-s-harris-museum-1-81826 Sutton Coldfield News : 15 October Business Improvement District calls for support in battle to save library inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-defends-record-library-closures-and-amazon-taxation-during-lords-debate-414116 Caerphilly Observer : 14 October Ystrad Mynach library reopens after refurbishment http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/961912/ystrad-mynach-library-reopens-after-refurbishment/ The Bookseller : 14 October The FAQs have it http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226 ‘We live in…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2016

Bristol Post : 11 October South Gloucestershire | Council unveils second attempt to cut libraries after backlash stopped first http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/south-gloucestershire-council-unveils-second-attempt-to-cut-libraries-after-backlash-stopped-first/story-29799304-detail/story.html  Warrington Guardian : 11 October Warrington | Councillor vows to fight closure of Penketh Library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14795247.Councillor_vows_to_fight_closure_of_Penketh_Library/  Somerset Live : 12 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2016

Public Sector Executive : 1st September Keeping libraries relevant and enhancing community wellbeing Cllr Ian Stewart, cabinet member at Cumbria County Council http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/keeping-libraries-relevant-and-enhancing-community-wellbeing?dorewrite=false Blackpool Gazette : 1st September last-ditch bid to save libraries Angry MP Mark Menzies is pressing for Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 31st August Lancashire council to close more than 20 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/31/lancashire-county-council-library-closures Wigan Today : 31st August Two libraries & a children’s centre could be closed down http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/two-libraries-and-a-children-s-centre-could-be-closed-down-1-8098357 Public Libraries News : 30th August Editorial | Lancashire, Labour and Libraries …

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th May Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/books-ebook-publishers-paper?CMP=share_btn_tw Swindon Advertiser : 12th May Councillor urged to back up her pre-election library promises http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14489911.Councillor_urged_to_back_up_her_pre_election_library_promises/

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2016

Make a difference https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/12/make-a-difference/ Northern Echo : 12th May Friends group launched to save Darlington’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14489490.Friends_group_launched_to_save_Darlington_s_libraries/ Skegness Standard : 11th May Lincolnshire | New-look Alford Library offers homely atmopshere http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-look-alford-library-offers-homely-atmopshere-1-7379407 Lytham St Anne’s Express : 12th May Lancashire | MP condemns closure hit-list…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 9th May County Council staff wait for jobs news as cuts row grows http://www.lep.co.uk/news/county-council-staff-wait-for-jobs-news-as-cuts-row-grows-1-7901825 Lancashire Evening Post : 10th May Letter | ‘Shameful legacy of closures’ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/your-say/readers-letters-may-10-1-7903759 Chorley Guardian : 10th May Shock as closure hit list is…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May 2016

Sheffield Star : 5th May Letter | We need the librarians http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-need-the-librarians-1-7893154 Lytham St Annes Express : 5th May Lancashire | Library plans out this week http://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/news/library-plans-out-this-week-1-7893459 THE BOOKSELLER : 4th May Stephen Fry: ‘Libraries save lives’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/fry-libraries-save-lives-328111 Blackpool Gazette : 4th May Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April 2016

DCMS : April 2016 Taking Part focus on: libraries – Statistical Release https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/519675/Libraries_short_story_-_FINAL.pdf Bristol 24/7 Radio : 28th April Library assistants go on strike http://www.bristol247.com/channel/news-comment/daily/politics/library-assistants-go-on-strike Harrow Times : 28th April Outgoing mayor says the voluntary sector is key to Harrow’s future…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1417 Library News | DCMS + Lambeth and Lincolnshire Available now in newsagents Fleetwood Today : 27th April Lancashire | Political row over libraries protest in Wyre http://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/news/local/political-row-over-libraries-protest-in-wyre-1-7879761 BBC News : 27th April Listed Walkley Library in Sheffield to house bar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36143741…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 23rd April Anyone with a problem they can’t solve heads for my library http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/apr/23/library-cuts-answers-problems-services-citizens-advice North London Today : 22nd April Enfield | End of an era for libraries in the borough http://www.northlondon-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=110547&headline=End%20of%20an%20era%20for%20libraries%20in%20the%20borough&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016