Tag: Liverpool

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2018

Liverpool Echo: 6 January Work to start ‘immediately’ on restoring derelict historic library http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/work-start-immediately-restoring-derelict-14120943 Lancashire Telegraph: 6 January Oswaldtwistle library reopening this month after successful campaign http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/hyndburn/15811726.Oswaldtwistle_library_reopening_this_month/ Brinkwire: 6 January Have your say as council cuts mean more Kirklees libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 November 2017

Liverpool Echo: 8 November Have Liverpool Council deployed security guards because of LIBRARY protest? http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-council-deployed-security-guards-13872297 Gazette & Herald: 8 November North Yorkshire | Sight Support Ryedale relocates to Norton Hive Library and Community Hub http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15636572.Charity_relocates_to_new_community_hub/

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2017

Manchester Evening News: 3rd October Salford’s ‘Corbynista’ council has voted to open libraries rather than close them http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/salford-council-opens-libraries-labour-13710184 Hartlepool Mail: 3 October Durham | Gap in library service causes fears for most vulnerable, says MP http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/gap-in-library-service-causes-fears-for-most-vulnerable-says-mp-1-8783796 BBC News: 3 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 August 2017

Bath Chronicle: 19 August ‘Disappointment’ and anger at year-long closure of publicly-funded event room in Bath http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/disappointment-anger-year-long-closure-348216   DnG24: 20 August Dumfries & Galloway | Dates set for launch of town’s new-look library http://www.dng24.co.uk/dates-set-for-launch-of-towns-new-look-library/   Liverpool Echo: 20 August Plan…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 May

Lancashire Evening Post: 28 May Tory pledge to reopen all county’s shut-down libraries http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/preston/tory-pledge-to-reopen-all-county-s-shut-down-libraries-1-8567137 Liverpool Echo: 28 May Warrington North constituency candidates for General Election 2017 Candidate for Greens has campaigned for libraries http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/warrington-north-constituency-candidates-general-13104648

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April

Liverpool Echo : 5 April St Helens libraries under threat as council review entire service http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/in-your-area/st-helens-libraries-under-threat-12851568 BBC News : 5 April North East Lincolnshire | Grimsby and Immingham libraries hire security staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-39501756 Blackpool Gazette : 5 April Lancashire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March

East Anglian Daily Times : 13 March Framlingham Town Council set for new chapter – at library in Old Court House http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/framlingham_town_council_set_for_new_chapter_at_library_in_old_court_house_1_4928001 Get Reading : 13 March Wokingham library to close for a week but Woodley to reopen soon http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-library-close-week-woodley-12730055 Newbury Today : 13 March West Berkshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth Herald : 23 February Library closures: council bosses answer your…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February

Labour List : 19 February “UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors “This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.”  “Tory cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2016

Government Business : 12th September Feature | The time of the library is now Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/time-library-now Public Finance : 12th…

Library News Round-up: 6 August 2015

Liverpool Echo : 6th AugustCampaigners plan protest at Liverpool town hall over changes to libraries Alan Gibbons is debating with Mayor Anderson on the Town Hall steps tomorrow morning.  Radio Merseyside. 8amhttp://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/campaigners-plan-protest-liverpool-town-9801086 Barry & District News : 6th AugustRhoose library campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 4 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th AugustHerefordshire libraries would ‘cease to exist’ under new proposals http://www.thebookseller.com/news/herefordshire-libraries-would-cease-exist-under-new-proposals-308852 Hereford Times : 3rd AugustCritics warn county library service will “cease to exist” under new council cuts planhttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/13525993.Critics_warn_county_library_service_will__cease_to_exist__under_new_council_cuts_plan/THE BOOKSELLER : 4th AugustRelationship between bookshops and libraries ‘set to…

Library News Round-up: 27 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 27th FebruaryEssential reading for those destroying our librarieshttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/lets-face-it-our-free-museums-subsidise-tourists-10069808.htmlPublic Finance : 27th FebruaryMayor of Liverpool | Our finances are flashing red: local government must be funded properlyhttp://opinion.publicfinance.co.uk/2015/02/our-finances-are-flashing-red-local-government-must-be-funded-properly/LGA : 27th FebruaryBromley staff balloted for strike action over ‘privatisation’ plans‘Unite is drawing…

Library News Round-up: 10 November 2014

BBC News : 10th NovemberAt risk libraries ‘to stay open’, says Liverpool mayor Joe Andersonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-29985668Liverpool Echo: 10th NovemberChildren’s authors celebrate the saving of Liverpool libraries as a ‘great day’ http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/childrens-author-celebrates-great-day-8084165Liverpool Echo : 10th NovemberComment: Liverpool libraries U-turn  – Paddy Shennan asks…

Library News Round-up: 8 November 2014

THE TIMES : 8th NovemberCould the librarians please shush?Preview (behind ££Paywall)http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/article4261298.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2014_11_07DAILY MAIL : 8th NovemberAnger as silence in libraries is shattered by creches and concerts http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2826421/Will-librarian-noise-Anger-silence-libraries-shattered-creches-concerts-dance-classes-held-attract-visitors.htmlLiverpool Echo : 8th NovemberLibrary campaigners march through Liverpool to protest closure plans http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/library-campaigners-march-through-liverpool-8073459Don’t Privatise Libraries :…

Library News Round-up: 20 October 2014

Open Democracy : 20th OctoberOutsourcing: The government may intervene in the row over the ‘volunteer takeover’ of half the libraries in Sheffield https://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/laird-ryan/localismwatch-resources-20-october-2014Public Libraries News : 19th OctoberOld-fashioned libraries are what we need? Thoughts on the Battle of Ideas public libraries debatehttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/library-closing/conferences/old-fashioned-libraries-are-what-we-need-thoughts-on-the-battle-of-ideas-public-libraries-debate-19th-october-2014Liverpool…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 27th SeptemberSpecial Report |  CILIP PMLG Debate: “This house believes that local authorities are still the best way to deliver the public library service” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/special-report-this-house-believes-that-local-authorities-are-still-the-best-way-to-deliver-the-public-library-service-cilip-pmlg-debate-27th-september-2014.html BBC News : 28th SeptemberSun, sea, sand – but a summer without broadbandBBC’s Technology reporter…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2014

Lincolnshire CC Full Council meets tomorrow Sept 26th – Libraries are on the Agenda Watch the live webcast from 10:30am http://bit.ly/YbHBU9  or track on Twitter, using hashtag #lincslive ITV News : 25th September Future of Liverpool’s libraries discussed http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2014-09-25/future-of-liverpools-libraries-discussed/ Hertfordshire Mercury : 25th September Technology to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2014

Public Libraries News : 18th SeptemberEd Vaizey v. Sheffield Council: battle is joineddetailed analysis of Ed Vaizey’s letter to the councilhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/ed-vaizey-v-sheffield-council-battle-is-joined.htmlAlan Gibbons Diary : 19th SeptemberWhat Ed Vaizey doesn’t tell you http://alangibbons.net/2014/09/what-ed-vaizey-doesnt-tell-you/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th SeptemberVaizey letter delays Sheffield…