Tag Archive for Lincolnshire libraries

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: 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: 4 June 2015

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 4th JuneEd Vaizey MP – Libraries must embrace the digital age to meet “changing needs and expectations” of publichttp://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11650196/Libraries-must-embrace-the-digital-age-to-meet-changing-needs-and-expectations-of-public.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneVaizey keen on national library frameworkhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-keen-national-library-frameworkTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th JuneLibraries urged to innovate to raise…

Library News Round-up: 31 May 2015

THE TIMES : 31st MayLetter | Reclaim librarieshttp://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article4456492.eceGazette Live : 31st MayNorth Yorkshire | Meeting to discuss Stokesley Library’s future7 p.m. Tuesday, 2nd Junehttp://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/meeting-discuss-stokesley-librarys-future-9362711 Lincolnshire Echo : 31st MaySix organisations make pitch to run Lincolnshire’s library serviceeach describedhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/organisations-make-pitch-run-Lincolnshire-s/story-26581796-detail/story.html The Leader : 29th MayMembers call-in plan for…

Library News Round-up: 20 May 2015

BBC News – Education : 20th MayMore pupils ‘reading for pleasure’New research by the Literacy Trusthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-32797986 BT.com : 20th MayMore children are enjoying reading “And government too should remember that literacy must first and foremost be enjoyed, if we are to engage…

Library News Round-up: 5 May 2015

Spalding Voice : 5th MayLincolnshire | Government may face legal action over library cutshttp://www.spaldingvoice.co.uk/news/government-may-face-legal-action-over-library-cuts/ Stoke Sentinel : 5th MayStaffordshire | Community groups urged to submit bids to take over librarieshttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Community-groups-urged-submit-bids-libraries/story-26440535-detail/story.html Northern Echo :  4th MayNorth Yorkshire | Thousands protest over library cutsin Bedale and “other towns”http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/12929912.Thousands_protest_over_library_cuts/