Tag: Luton

Libraries News Round-up: 9 July 2014

BBC News – Education : 8th July School libraries ‘should be counted’, say MPs and peers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-28209254 APPG Report – The Beating Heart of the School BBC News – Radio Lincolnshire First-hand report on the Judicial Review on iPlayer – 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th February 2014

Liverpool Echo : 6th February Mayor’s warning as libraries facing axe in fresh cuts  … half of its libraries look set to close in the latest round of cutbacks. http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-mayors-warning-libraries-facing-6677442 Surrey County Council : 6th February Surrey and East Sussex join forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 31th January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Books on Prescription scheme sees loans rise  More than 100,000 people have made use of the Books on Prescription scheme since it launched in public libraries last summer. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/books-prescription-scheme-sees-loans-rise.html Luton Today : 31st January Article…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December Cressida Cowell launches Christmas reading challenge Author Cressida Cowell today launched The Reading Agency’s new Christmas reading mini-challenge, designed to encourage children to use their libraries over the Christmas holidays. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cressida-cowell-launches-christmas-reading-challenge.html Southend-on-Sea Borough Council :…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th November 2013

Croydon Guardian : 20th November Croydon library staff handed redundancy warnings by Carillion http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10822155.Library_staff_handed_redundancy_warnings/ Don’t privatise libraries : 20th November Carillion threaten Library staff with redundancies http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/carillion-threaten-library-staff-with.html The Scotsman : 20th November Moray Council libraries vote: Four to close http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/moray-council-libraries-vote-four-to-close-1-3195515…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th October 2013

Bristol247.com : 25th October Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time  He highlighted Brent Council’s “radical” changes to library services, which he said had brought overall improvements. http://www.bristol247.com/2013/10/25/bristol-libraries-future-darkens-mayor-question-time-93913/ BBC News : 25th October Luton library closures announced due to…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th September 2013

BBC Radio 4 iPlayer : 4th September Michael Rosen | Our Libraries: The Next Chapter – Episode 1  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038xx7b Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 3rd September Open Letter from a 90-year old Lincolnshire resident to his councillor http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2013/09/03/an-open-letter-from-a-90-year-old-lincolnshire-resident-to-his-councillor/ Luton Today : 4th September Ideas…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th July CILIP to debate ‘no confidence’ motion in Vaizey https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-debate-no-confidence-motion-vaizey.html Communitiesagainstthecuts.com : 25th July Library campaigners slam business influence on arrangements to run Library of Birmingham Library campaigners have criticised the unrepresentative composition of the proposed…

Libraries News Round-up: 22nd April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. This Is Derbyshire : 22nd April ‘Misleading’ accusation over library shutdowns  as elections loom  http://www.thisisderbyshire.co.uk/Misleading-accusation-library-shutdowns-elections/story-18769560-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st April 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. BBC News : 21st April Coventry libraries’ online time rises for welfare tests The amount…