Tag: literacy

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2018

Huffington Post: 20 April Northamptonshire | The Libraries Minister’s Local Libraries Could Close. Residents Are Furious – And They’re Suing https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/libraries-minister-s-local-libraries-could-close_uk_5ad61fc4e4b077c89ced29a0 Bristol Live: 20 April Fears Government-funded report into library cuts will be ‘buried’ by Bristol City Council https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fears-government-funded-report-library-1479559 BBC News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2018

BBC News: 19 March Northamptonshire County Council: Government to probe library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43462573 DCMS: 19 March Letter from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, confirming a formal complaint under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-culture-secretary-matt-hancock-confirming-a-formal-complaint-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 19 March Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 December 2017

Devon Live: 8 December Library users across Devon to get modern, user-friendly and improved service with new system and website http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/library-users-across-devon-modern-894707 Islington Tribute: 8 December Islington reference library is safe http://islingtontribune.com/article/islington-reference-library-is-safe Eastbourne Herald: 8 December East Sussex | STEPHEN LLOYD…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2017

The Bookseller: 6 November Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is ‘major presence’ but ‘hamstrung’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-taskforce-major-presence-hamstrung-666271 Ipswich Star: 6 November Suffolk | Literacy scheme Let’s Talk Reading helps soaring reading test results in Ipswich http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/literacy-scheme-let-s-talk-reading-helps-soaring-reading-test-results-in-ipswich-1-5266357 The Scotsman: 6 November Argyle & Bute |…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May

The Courier: 12 May Perth & Kinross | Libraries and museums experience upsurge in visitor numbers https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/424562/libraries-and-museums-experience-upsurge-in-visitor-numbers/ Scotland Herald: 12 May Urgent call for more school librarians to halt slide in literacy standards http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15281370.Urgent_call_for_more_school_librarians_to_halt_slide_in_literacy_standards/ The Shields Gazette: 12 May What…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England’s literacy ‘crisis’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February  Decision due on future of West Berkshire libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-02-07/decision-due-on-future-of-west-berkshire-libraries/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January

Plymouth Herald : 25th January Library closures: Everything you need to know as consultation begins today http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-everything-you-need-to-know-as-consultation-begins-today/story-30084765-detail/story.html Blog Preston : 25th January Lancashire | Penwortham library and childrens centre are saved http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2017/01/penwortham-library-and-childrens-centre-are-saved/ Greenwich Conservatives : 25th January Conservatives press case for ‘Library…

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: 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: 14 March 2016

Brixton Blog : 14th March New strike over library plans http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-strike-library-plans/36270 The Bookseller : 14th March Finland ranked most literate nation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/finland-most-literate-nation-324313 Brixton Blog : 14th March Carnegie library – the issues http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library/36290 Get West London : 14th March Boris…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 March 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 11th March Finland ranked world’s most literate nation 16 places ahead of the UK http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/11/finland-ranked-worlds-most-literate-nation Barry Today : 11th March Dinas Powys call for library volunteers http://www.barry-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=103324&headline=Dinas%20Powys%20call%20for%20library%20volunteers§ionIs=news&searchyear=2016 Public Libraries News : 10th March Embedded job advisors and…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Franklin: low literacy levels ‘a national disgrace’ library cuts condemned http://www.thebookseller.com/news/franklin-low-literacy-levels-national-disgrace-323349 THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd March ‘End of the beginning for e-books’ says Tamblyn http://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-tamblyn-323801 Herald Scotland : 3rd March Pupils from Scottish islands of Mull and Iona…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th February Communities rally together in support of National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/communities-rally-together-support-national-libraries-day-322020 THE GUARDIAN : 5th February We can’t lose public libraries – they’re as crucial for students as ever http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/feb/05/public-libraries-crucial-for-students-closures THE GUARDIAN : 5th February Podcast | Celebrating…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…