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Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2016

Wisbech Standard : 1st October Cambridgeshire’s community and mobile libraries boosted courtesy of online giant Amazon http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/cambridgeshire_s_community_and_mobile_libraries_boosted_courtesy_of_online_giant_amazon_1_4718579 Lifeline bid submitted for shut down Thornton Library Bid made by an “unnamed group”, not from the Friends of Thornton and Cleveleys Libraries which had…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2016

Public Libraries News : 21st August Editorial | Fewer are Taking Part so let’s have a National Demonstration http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/08/fewer-are-taking-part-so-lets-have-a-national-demonstration.html The Visitor : 22nd August Lancashire | 2,450 sign Morecambe Library petition http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/local/2-450-sign-morecambe-library-petition-1-8082752 Isle of Wight Radio : 22nd August Mobile Libraries Hit By Isle…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Adult library usage falls ‘significantly’ across all groups http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-continues-decline-378946 The Courier : 15th August Fife | Village libraries spared closure to start new chapter Villagers will ‘run’ them https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/269848/village-libraries-spared-closure-to-start-new-chapter-in-book-lending/ Fife Today : 15th August All change for mobile library service…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 August 2016

Coventry Telegraph : 13th August Arena Park Library in Coventry to close by the end of the month http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/arena-park-library-coventry-close-11740652 Torquay Herald Express : 13th August Fears over future of Torbay libraries http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/fears-over-future-of-torbay-libraries/story-29604500-detail/story.html Shropshire Star : 13th August Parish Council ‘can’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 August 2016

BBC News : 11th August Ex-Top Gear presenter Chris Goffey slams mobile library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37037934 Society of Authors : 11th August Should Knowledge Be Taxed? http://www.societyofauthors.org/soa-news/should-knowledge-be-taxed DCMS Taking Part Survey 2015/16 Library usage has fallen from one half of UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 June 2016

BBC News : 29th June Dorset mobile library cuts finalized by county cabinet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36664569 Libraries Taskforce : 29th June Ayub Khan MBE | Celebrating Shakespeare 2016 – the party goes on https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/06/29/celebrating-shakespeare-2016-the-party-goes-on/ Brecon & Radnor Express : 29th June Powys | Deadline looms for…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 20th June Chris Riddell wins the Kate Greenaway medal with The Sleeper and the Spindle We need to stop and consider whether we want to live in a society where libraries are being downgraded…. http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/jun/20/chris-riddell-kate-greenaway-2016-the-sleeper-and-the-spindle-neil-gaiman London Evening…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 June 2016

Arts Technica UK : 16th June E-books fair game for public libraries, says advisor to top Europe court http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/06/ebooks-lending-public-libraries-advocate-general-cjeu/ Palatinate.org.uk : 17th June The government are waging war against the poor on a new, quiet frontier http://www.palatinate.org.uk/the-government-are-waging-war-against-the-poor-on-a-new-quiet-frontier/ LGA : 17th June…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June 2016

The Library Campaign : 16th June Children’s literacy under threat as Greenwich plans to close mobile library service http://www.librarycampaign.com/childrens-literacy-under-threat-as-greenwich-council-plans-to-close-mobile-library-service/ Northern Echo : 16th June Crown Street Library set to re-locate to Darlington’s Dolphin Centre while Cockerton Library avoids closure http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14559298.Crown_Street_Library_set_to_re_locate_to_Darlington_s_Dolphin_Centre_while_Cockerton_Library_avoids_closure/…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 June 2016

The Digital Post : 10th June How public libraries promote digital inclusion http://www.thedigitalpost.eu/2016/channel-digital-single-market/how-public-libraries-promote-digital-inclusion THE BOOKSELLER : 13th June Duffy, Straus and Basford recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stella-duffy-receives-obe-queens-birthday-honours-333601 North London Today : 13th June Barnet | Six libraries closed due to industrial…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 10th June No silence please – campaigners launch network of autism-friendly libraries http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2016/jun/10/no-silence-please-campaigners-launch-network-of-autism-friendly-libraries Leon’s Library Blog : 12th June Labouring the point https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/12/labouring-the-point/ Bournemouth Echo : 12th June Future of Dorset’s mobile libraries to be decided next…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May 2016

Lancashire Evening Post : 9th May County Council staff wait for jobs news as cuts row grows http://www.lep.co.uk/news/county-council-staff-wait-for-jobs-news-as-cuts-row-grows-1-7901825 Lancashire Evening Post : 10th May Letter | ‘Shameful legacy of closures’ http://www.lep.co.uk/news/your-say/readers-letters-may-10-1-7903759 Chorley Guardian : 10th May Shock as closure hit list is…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th May MP’s campaign against Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mp-criticses-lancashire-library-closures-328510 You Tube | Lancashire Headline News : 9th May Campaigners disappointed at plans to close 29 Lancashire libraries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7o7sWFKasA Lancashire Telegraph : 9th May County Council boss accused…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2016

Portsmouth News : 19th April Pensioner hits out at decision to end mobile library services across Hampshire http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/pensioner-hits-out-at-decision-to-end-mobile-library-services-across-hampshire-1-7335490 Evesham Journal : 20th April Worcestershire | Opening hours face the chop at Wyre Forest libraries in £1m cutbacks The council now has just…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 17th April Editorial | Harry Potter and the DCMS library investigation http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/harry-potter-and-the-dcms-library-investigation.html Leicester Mercury : 18th April Google review attacks “elderly” library volunteers with “no clue what they are doing” http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Google-review-attacks-elderly-library-volunteers/story-29117215-detail/story.html BBC News : 18th April Hampshire mobile…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th April Why we’ll continue our fight to save Lambeth’s Carnegie Library http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/apr/08/why-we-continue-our-fight-to-save-lambeth-carnegie-library THE GUARDIAN : 8th April If it weren’t for tax havens, Lambeth might be able to afford its libraries http://www.theguardian.com/housing-network/2016/apr/08/tax-havens-lambeth-libraries-cuts-panama-papers Socialist Worker : 8th…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th April Carnegie Library protestors handed court order  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/carneige-protestors-slammed-court-order-325683 Socialist Worker : 5th April Carnegie Library sit-in to stop cuts rocks Labour councillors in Lambeth https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42493/Carnegie+Library+sit-in+to+stop+cuts+rocks+Labour+councillors+in+Lambeth Yorkshire Post : 5th April Letter | Volunteers are no substitute for library…