Tag: Manchester

Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2017

The Bookseller: 19 December Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-book-spend-plummets-695991 Cambrian News: 19 December Ceredigion | Volunteers to take over library after U-turn http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118175 Dunbarton Reporter: 19 December West Dunbartonshire | Council launches consultation on proposed library…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June

The Bookseller: 28 June Concerns over Forest Hill Library plans to rent desk space Comments from library campaigners, including Dawn Finch, Alan Wylie and Laura Swaffield http://www.thebookseller.com/news/forest-hill-starts-renting-desk-space-576116 Lancashire Telegraph: 28 June The Veterans Association group, who saved the Pike Hill…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January

UNISON : 17th January ‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories  https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/01/library-stories/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th January Irish book community ‘dismayed’ over library tender  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/irish-book-associations-protest-library-tender-472421 Manchester Evening News : 19th January Bury to lose at least 10 of its 14 libraries in new cuts blow …

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: 13 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 13th February‘Digital dark age’ could leave historians with no records of the 21st centuryhttp://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516.htmlTHE INDEPENDENT : 13th FebruaryManchester Central Library: Fears 24,000 books may have been pulped during £170m upgradehttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/manchester-central-library-fears-24000-books-may-have-been-pulped-during-170m-upgrade-10045558.htmlSave Lincs Libraries : 13th FebruaryLincolnshire Library Campaigners…

Library News Round-up: 19 January 2015

Penarth Times : 19th JanuaryLawyer warns council of challenges aheadPublic Law conference, to be attended by library campaign groups, at  the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on January 23 http://www.penarthtimes.co.uk/news/11734923.Lawyer_warns_council_of_challenges_ahead/Stoke Sentinel : 19th JanuaryStaffordshire County Council backtracks over local libraries planhttp://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Staffordshire-County-Council-backtracks-local/story-25877927-detail/story.html Save Lincolnshire…

Library News Round-up: 10 October 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 10th OctoberWriters join fight to save Liverpool’s librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/10/writers-join-fight-to-save-liverpool-libraries-caitlin-moran-cathy-cassidyLiverpool Echo : 9th OctoberProposals to rescue Liverpool libraries come in as community rallies to save ‘at-risk’ facilitiesPeople attended a public meeting with Liverpool council to raise fears over the…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 August 2014

SCL : 5th AugustSCL digital study points to unique role for public libraries as physical spaces for accessing digital knowledge and opportunities http://www.goscl.com/scl-digital-study-points-to-unique-role-for-public-libraries-as-physical-spaces-for-accessing-digital-knowledge-and-opportunities/Huddersfield Examiner : 5th AugustKirklees | Public meeting set to save Lindley LibraryKirklees Council faces having to cut its £6.3m…

Libraries News Round-up: 21st March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March Sieghart submissions highlight library ‘lottery’ CILIP quoted http://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-submissions-highlight-library-lottery.html Huffington Post : 21st March The Death of Multiculturalism?  Newham’s libraries feature prominently http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/iram-sarwar/multiculturalism_b_5001582.html THE GUARDIAN : 21st March Manchester Central Library reopens after £50m revamp http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/mar/21/manchester-central-library-reopens-50m-pound-revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 3rd December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 3rd December ACE grant to library artists sparks controversy http://www.thebookseller.com/news/ace-grant-library-artists-sparks-controversy.html Mancunian Matters : 3rd December Is the end nigh for Greater Manchester’s libraries?  http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/031213674-end-nigh-greater-manchesters-libraries-savage-cuts-and-ailing-visitor-numbers-make ITV News : 3rd December Lincolnshire Council closing libraries to save £2 million…

Libraries News Round-up: 31st October 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 31st October CILIP calls for report into library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-calls-report-library-closures.html Alan Gibbons : 30th October Speech | The libraries we need and the leaders we don’t http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/the-libraries-we-need-and-the-leaders-we-dont/ Web Wire : 31st October Arts Council England launches updated strategy http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=182153#.UnJR11NjL1U…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 28th October Are community-led libraries the answer? http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/are-community-led-libraries-the-answer/ BBC News : 28th October Northern Ireland libraries membership drops after work Almost half of the library branches that have been recently rebuilt or refurbished have lost members…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507 Sunderland Echo : 11th October Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069 Craven Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 27th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 27th September Library visits down once again as closures continue  http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/sep/27/library-visits-down-closures-continue?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 27th September Library visits drop by a quarter in eight years http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24296825 Good Library Blog : 27th September DCMS figures show dramatic decline…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th September 2013

DutchNews.nl : 7th September Not all libraries should be closed: cabinet http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/09/not_all_libraries_should_be_cl.php THE INDEPENDENT : 7th September Boyd Tonkin: Brum’s palace of the book is a triumph – but can it spread its golden glow? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/boyd-tonkin-brums-palace-of-the-book-is-a-triumph–but-can-it-spread-its-golden-glow-8803070.html Birmingham Press : 3rd…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th August 2013

Market Rasen Mail : 25th August Letter | Councillor Anne Reynolds : E-Petition to Save Libraries http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-e-petition-to-save-libraries-1-5410899 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 25th August A pint and a book please http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/a-pint-and-book-please.html Phil Bradley’s Weblog : 24th August PayDay loans and libraries http://philbradley.typepad.com/phil_bradleys_weblog/2013/08/payday-loans-and-libraries.html

Libraries News Round-up: 30th June 2013

Public Libraries News : 30th June Libraries Director Brian Ashley tells it how it is to the Library Campaign http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/06/libraries-director-brian-ashley-tells-it-how-it-is-to-the-library-campaign.html Horncastle News : 30th June Libraries under threat as council bids to save budget             “The county council say they’ll run…