Tag: mobile libraries

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 14 June 2018

North Somerset Times: 14 June Town council to take on library? Nailsea Town Council is considering taking over its library to protect the service from cutbacks. The cuts also affect Clevedon library which could move to smaller premises and Long Ashton,…

Libraries news round-up: 25 May 2018

East Lothian Courier: 25 May Petition launched over cuts to library hours Chronicle Live: 25 May Gym and cafe plan for Newcastle library to stave off closure threat Chronicle Live: 25 May New plans revealed to save Fenham Library for…

Libraries news round-up: 17 May 2018

York Press: 17 May More cafes planned for libraries Wales Online: 17 May Services have been ‘cut to the bone’ in Carmarthenshire, the council leader has claimed Reading Chronicle: 17 May Reading Borough Council revealed the project to transform Southcote…

Libraries news round-up: 10 May 2018

Scottish Book Trust: 7 May 5 Reasons Why We Need to Protect Local Libraries  Eastbourne Herald: 10 May East Sussex libraries close their doors after long battle South Wales Argus: 10 May Monmouthshire | Abergavenny community hub could cost up…

Libraries news round-up: 9 May 2018

The Telegraph: 9 May Rise of the unmanned library means elderly and children are shut out Shropshire Star: 9 May Police stations to relocate Inc. one relocating to a library Shropshire Live: 9 May Four Shropshire police stations to relocate Hereford…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 April 2018

Edenbridge Chronicle: 23 April Bromley library strike called off after pay agreement reached http://www.edenbridge-chronicle.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120301 The Courier: 23 April New Angus mobile libraries lined up at cost of £270,000 https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/639833/new-angus-mobile-libraries-lined-up-at-cost-of-270000/ Lincolnshire Reporter: 23 April North Lincolnshire | New Scunthorpe community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 23 March East Sussex | Date announced for closure of seven libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/date-announced-for-closure-of-seven-libraries-1-8428997 Express & Star: 23 March Wolverhampton | Penn Library officially open again after £60,000 makeover https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/penn/2018/03/23/penn-library-officially-open-again-after-60000-makeover/ Derby Telegraph: 23 March Look which city library is…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2018

Wales Online: 15 March Carmarthenshire | A brand new fleet of mobile libraries is too low for tall people to stand upright in, a union has claimed https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/brand-new-fleet-mobile-libraries-14417576 Express & Star:15 March Staffordshire | Campaigners fighting to save village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 3 February Damned if we don’t, damned if we do! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2018/02/03/damned-if-we-dont-damned-if-we-do/ Burnham-On-Sea.com: 4 February Somerset | Protest meeting to be held over plans to close Highbridge Library http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-03-02-18.php Banbury Guardian: 4 February Northamptonshire | MP visits Middleton…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2018

Stourbridge News: 25 January Staffordshire | Kinver Volunteer Bureau relocates to village library http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/15896758.Kinver_Volunteer_Bureau_relocates_to_village_library/ Royal Sutton News: 25 January Birmingham | FOLIO Sutton Coldfield Receives £17k Grant For Play Cafe Funding for equipment in FOLIO’s library play-café https://royalsuttonnews.uk/folio-play-cafe-grant-sutton-coldfield-charitable-trust-2473825456/ News Guardian:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2018

The Bookseller: 19 January On borrowed time? Could the decline in library services and book loans put the future of reading in jeopardy?. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/borrowed-time-711926 Lancashire Telegraph: 19 January Barrowford Library to reopen http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15866454.Barrowford_Library_to_reopen/ 2BR Lancashire: 19 January “Why is there…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2018

The Echo: 13 January New volunteer-run community libraries to be introduced across Essex http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15825120.New_volunteer_run_community_libraries_to_be_introduced_across_Essex/ Herts Advertiser: 13 January Public consultation launches on future of Hertfordshire’s libraries http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/public-consultation-launches-on-future-of-hertfordshire-s-libraries-1-5352693 Lancashire Telegraph: 13 January Councillor gives praise to County Hall for reopening of…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2018

The Bookseller: 9 January Hancock becomes culture secretary as Greening quits government https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hancock-new-culture-minister-greening-quits-government-704271 Stoke Sentinel: 9 January Consultation begins on future of Staffordshire libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/consultation-begins-future-staffordshire-libraries-1030446 St Albans & Harpenden Review: 9 January Herts County Council seek views on library services…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 December 2017

Bath Echo: 28 December Bath & NE Somerset | Future of Saltford’s Post Office in doubt after closure just before Christmas https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/future-saltfords-post-office-doubt-closure-just-christmas-76459/ Darlington & Stockton Times: 29 December ‘Evidence gathering’ visit to Darlington by government department investigating formal complaint over plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 November Mobile library spared but threat of closure still hangs over branch libraries in Bath and north east Somerset http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/mobile-library-spared-threat-closure-826182 Manchester Evening Standard: 25 November Bury | The closing date for these 10 libraries has been revealed…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…