Tag Archive for Lincolnshire county council

Library News Round-up: 9 August 2015

Hinckley Times : 9th AugustLeicestershire | Future looks bright for village library35 more to be similarly “off-loaded” http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/future-looks-bright-village-library-9801788 Spalding Today : 9th AugustLincolnshire | Library volunteers plea ‘putting an end to council cuts politics’ “There are a lot of people in the area who may have…

Library News Round-up: 31 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 31st JulyWhy Birmingham library needs Google and language classes to keep doors open by Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culturehttp://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2015/jul/31/birmingham-library-google-language-classes Local Guardian : 31st JulyMore redundancies announced at Croydon’s librarieshttp://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/13523468.More_redundancies_announced_at_Croydon_s_libraries/ The Lincolnite : 31st JulyIs privatisation the…

Library News Round-up: 29 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th JulyLibrarians dispute children’s attendance ‘fall’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/librarians-dispute-childrens-attendance-fall-308324Lincolnshire Echo : 29th JulyCouncil leader Martin Hill launches scathing attack on Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaignershttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Council-leader-Martin-Hill-launches-scathing/story-27506790-detail/story.htmlHucknall Dispatch : 29th JulySave our libraries – plea to Notts councilhttp://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/local/save-our-libraries-plea-to-notts-council-1-7383379The Scotsman : 29th JulyLibraries are…

Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…

Library News Round-up: 26 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 25th JulyEditorial | A look at the ridiculous “there’s more libraries now” claim and scroll down to:  ‘A look at the statistics’ http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/a-look-at-the-ridiculous-theres-more-libraries-now-claim-plus-also-chris-riddell-cartoon-the-grace-of-libraries.htmlCambridge News : 26th JulyReview planned over Cambridge Central Library enterprise centre  – but…

Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

Library News Round-up: 22 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyLincolnshire library plans ‘perverse’ High Court told http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-plans-perverse-high-court-told-307868THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JulyVaizey to launch wi-fi pilot scheme today http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-launch-wifi-pilot-scheme-today-307863 CILIP : 22nd JulyImproving access to library services for visually impaired peoplehttp://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/improving-access-library-services-visually-impaired-peopleLGA : 22nd JulyPoor children being let down by…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire libraries: Council’s plans to cut libraries described as “perverse” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-Council-s-plans-cut/story-27455921-detail/story.html  Market Rasen Mail : 21st JulyLibraries – Council jumping gunhttp://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/libraries-council-jumping-gun-1-6861140 Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JulyLincolnshire campaigners head to London to seek legal challenge over libraries shake-uphttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-campaigners-head-London-seek-legal/story-27449211-detail/story.html Telegraph & Argus…

Library News Round-up: 18 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 18th JulyLincolnshire libraries given date of when they will open as community hubs http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-given-date-open-community/story-27440060-detail/story.htmlBBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries revisedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321Bristol Post : 17th JulyUnder-threat Bristol libraries saved – but opening hours face cuthttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/threat-Bristol-libraries-saved/story-26941102-detail/story.htmlSurrey News…

Library News Round-up: 16 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th JulyLincolnshire library campaigners head to high courthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-head-high-court-307434Stamford Mercury : 15th JulyLincolnshire library cuts in High Court once morehttp://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/lincolnshire-library-cuts-in-high-court-once-more-1-6851531Wales Online : 15th JulyCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to court http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Ham & High :…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 7 July 2015

BBC News : 7th JulyProposal for more cuts to Isle of Wight library servicehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33427010On The Wight : 7th JulyHave your say on the future of Isle of Wight librarieshttp://onthewight.com/2015/07/07/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-isle-of-wight-libraries/Minster FM News : 7th JulyNorth Yorkshire |  Library cuts go ahead with more…

Library News Round-up: 22 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JuneCarnegie winner Landman condemns library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/carnegie-winner-landman-condemns-library-closuresBirmingham Post : 22nd JuneBritish Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership Special project will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with initiative designed to help support…

Library News Round-up: 21 June 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 21st JuneLincolnshire library staff thrown farewell event after site closure“We were saying goodbye, but also celebrating our library staff for their years of service, dedication and care which has made Deeping Library and its community so special.”…

Library News Round-up: 19 June 2015

The Lincolnite : 19th JuneHearing into potential judicial review of Lincolnshire libraries’ decision set for Julyhttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/06/hearing-into-potential-judicial-review-of-lincolnshire-libraries-decision-set-for-july/Burton Mail : 19th JunePlans on changes to mobile libraries in Staffordshirehttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Plans-changes-mobile-libraries-Staffordshire/story-26724127-detail/story.html Shropshire Live : 19th JuneChurch Stretton Library Support Group set to launch legal action…

Library News Round-up: 18 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th JuneFife libraries threatened with closurehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/fife-libraries-threatened-closureWest Sussex Gazette : 18th JuneEmsworth community divided after dramatic library u-turnhttp://www.westsussextoday.co.uk/news/county-news/emsworth-community-divided-after-dramatic-library-u-turn-1-6804443Hinckley Times : 18th JuneLeicestershire | Library hours are cut to help balance books http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/library-hours-cut-help-balance-9479026Lincolnshire Echo : 17th JuneMichelle Obama receives letters from Lincolnshire…

Library News Round-up: 16 June 2015

DAILY EXPRESS : 16th JuneThe places where mobile phones should be banned Public librarieshttp://www.express.co.uk/comment/expresscomment/584606/Mobile-phone-banned Ars Technica UK : 16th JuneEuropean Parliament committee adopts controversial pro-user copyright reform reportThe newly adopted report hopes to make it easier for libraries to lend e-books…

Library News Round-up: 14 June 2015

SUNDAY EXPRESS : 14th JuneBreak the silence: Soon you can be as loud as you like in the LIBRARY, new rules sayhttp://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/584252/Library-silence-books-mobile-phone-technology-loud-disturbing-readingSkegness Standard : 14th JuneShortlist for libraries contracthttp://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/local/shortlist-for-libraries-contract-1-6795490Bicester Advertiser : 13th JuneProject invites young people to talk democracy and…

Library News Round-up: 11 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th JuneWi-fi for all libraries by March 2016 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wi-fi-all-libraries-march-2016 Bromley Times : 11th JuneBromley residents urged to take a stand against ‘mass privatisation plans’http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley_residents_urged_to_take_a_stand_against_mass_privatisation_plans_1_4108232 Cambrian News : 11th JuneGwynedd | Outrage at plans to close Nefyn Libraryhttp://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/48743/Market Rasen Mail : 11th June New…

Library News Round-up: 9 June 2015

Gov.uk : 9th JuneSecond Meeting of the Leadership for Libraries Task Forcehttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/second-meeting-of-the-leadership-for-libraries-task-forceTHE BOOKSELLER : 9th JuneChris Riddell crowned children’s laureateHe said it is “bizarre” that it is not a statutory requirement for all schools to be equipped with a library…