Tag: mobile libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2015

Public Libraries News : 4th OctoberEditorial | Cuts in Barnet and Lambeth … and the joys of storytelling http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/10/cuts-in-barnet-and-lambeth-and-the-joys-of-storytelling.htmlBarnet Today : 5th OctoberBarnet libraries could be saved but more protests are planned http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=7656&headline=Libraries%20could%20be%20saved%20but%20more%20protests%20are%20planned LGA : 5th October Councils promised more money to help refugees http://www.localgov.co.uk/Councils-promised-more-money-to-help-refugees/39548 London SE1 :…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th OctoberThe Gordian Knot Volunteershttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/04/the-gordian-knot/ Barnet Eye : 4th OctoberGuest Blog | What all Barnet Tory Councillors should realise about libraries – By Barnet Librarian http://barneteye.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/guest-blog-what-all-barnet-tory.html Brixton Blog : 4th OctoberLambeth libraries to double up as gyms http://www.brixtonblog.com/lambeth-libraries-to-double-up-as-gyms/32976 Shropshire Star: 4th OctoberEllesmere library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 October 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 2nd OctoberProposed decimation of Barnet Libraries – Update http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/proposed-decimation-of-barnet-libraries.html Ledbury Reporter : 2nd OctoberResidents rally together in bid to save Herefordshire’s libraries http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13800539.Residents_rally_together_in_bid_to_save_Herefordshire_s_libraries/ Times Series : 2nd OctoberBarnet | Libraries to remain open but 46% of staff face axe under proposals http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13800134.Libraries_to_remain_open_but_46__of_staff_face_axe_under_proposals/ London SE1…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 13 September 2015

Parliament Live TVCulture, Media and Sport Committee – Wednesday 9 September  Watch:  John Whittingdale set out his priorities for DCMS  http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/e6fdec06-fd51-4b6e-bfa4-f45168d8ef55 Public Libraries News : 13th SeptemberEditorial | Every silver cloud has a darker lining: Stafford and Willesden Green Now to some, I’m…

Library News Round-up: 11 September 2015

Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCampaigners stage protest at Southampton Civic Centre http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13713394.Campaigners_stage_protest_at_Southampton_Civic_Centre/ Daily Echo : 11th SeptemberSeven organisations have stepped forward eager to run six under-threat Southampton libraries She was unable to disclose the organisations’ names because talks were still in a confidential…

Library News Round-up: 10 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th SeptemberReading Agency presents report to Downing Streethttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/six-book-challenge-312000 Six Book Challenge Impact Report http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/Six_Book_Challenge_evaluation_Full_Report_FINAL.pdf Grantham Journal : 10th SeptemberLincolnshire | Fears for the future of Grantham Libraryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/fears-for-the-future-of-grantham-library-1-6951760 Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCrunch talks over future of six Southampton librarieshttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13710916.Crunch_talks_over_future_of_six_Southampton_libraries/ Cambrian News…

Library News Round-up: 7 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th SeptemberAll-Wales library card launcheshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/welsh-government-launch-all-wales-library-card-311486CILIP : 7th SeptemberInvesting in the UK Knowledge Economy – CILIP Spending Review 2015http://www.cilip.org.uk/cilip/blog/investing-uk-knowledge-economy-cilip-spending-review-2015Ham & High : 7th SeptemberThe Thick of It star launches march against cuts threatening Barnet’s libraries with closurehttp://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/thick_of_it_star_launches_march_against_cuts_that_could_close_barnet_s_libraries_1_4221536Swindon Advertiser…

Library News Round-up: 24 July 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 24th JulyDrop in younger children visiting libraries is worrying, says Chris Riddell This story has been very widely published Some queries have since been raised about the reliability of the figures quoted therein. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jul/24/drop-younger-children-visiting-libraries-chris-riddellDCMS : July 2015Taking…

Library News Round-up: 18 July 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 18th JulyLincolnshire libraries given date of when they will open as community hubs http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-given-date-open-community/story-27440060-detail/story.htmlBBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries revisedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321Bristol Post : 17th JulyUnder-threat Bristol libraries saved – but opening hours face cuthttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/threat-Bristol-libraries-saved/story-26941102-detail/story.htmlSurrey News…

Library News Round-up: 17 July 2015

BBC News : 17th JulyPlans to close seven Bristol libraries overturnedhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-33564321 Bristol.gov : 17th JulyPress Release | Fresh Proposals – Librarieshttp://news.bristol.gov.uk/fresh-proposals-for-the-future-of-bristols-library-service-have-been-revealed/ Bournemouth Echo : 17th JulyPoole | Axed mobile library leaves residents ‘with no alternative’http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/13439813.Axed_mobile_library_leaves_residents____with_no_alternative___/Biggleswade Chronicle : 17th JulyBedfordshire | Mobile library service ‘at risk’ 
in consultationhttp://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/news/local-news/mobile-library-service-at-risk-in-consultation-1-6854195The Courier…

Library News Round-up: 16 July 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th JulyLincolnshire library campaigners head to high courthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/lincolnshire-library-campaigners-head-high-court-307434Stamford Mercury : 15th JulyLincolnshire library cuts in High Court once morehttp://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/community/community-news/lincolnshire-library-cuts-in-high-court-once-more-1-6851531Wales Online : 15th JulyCampaigners set to take their fight to save Rhoose Library to court http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/libraries-necessity-community-campaigners-set-9266070Ham & High :…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 14 July 2015

BBC Radio Gloucester : 14th JulyCILIP CEO Nick Poole this a.m. talking about volunteer & community-managed libraries(starts 1:07:30)http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vm9dv#autoTHE BOOKSELLER : 14th JulyNLT highlights link between literacy and healthhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-highlights-link-between-literacy-and-health-307076National Literacy Trust | Report:  http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/research/nlt_research/6713_national_literacy_trust_hubs_understanding_the_role_of_literacy_in_public_health Bournemouth Echo : 14th JulyPoole | Council TODAY to consider axing mobile library…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…

Library News Round-up: 30 June 2015

Surrey Mirror : 30th JuneReigate and Merstham library opening times set to change The changes are part of a wider review of the library service, which plans to reduce the staffing budget by £227,000 for 2015/16.http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Reigate-Merstham-library-opening-times-set-change/story-26758848-detail/story.html Your Thurrock : 30th JuneAs Thurrock’s…

Library News Round-up: 26 June 2015

DAILY MIRROR : 26th JuneFresh £3bn Tory cuts spree sends libraries, leisure centres and elderly care for the chophttp://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fresh-3bn-tory-cuts-spree-5951045Enfield Independent : 26th JuneEnfield library restructuring approved despite oppositionhttp://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/13355869.Library_restructuring_approved_despite_opposition/West Briton : 26th JuneCornwall | Doors locked at Falmouth library consultation meetinghttp://www.westbriton.co.uk/Doors-locked-Falmouth-library-consultation/story-26772326-detail/story.html Lichfield Live :…

Library News Round-up: 22 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd JuneCarnegie winner Landman condemns library closureshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/carnegie-winner-landman-condemns-library-closuresBirmingham Post : 22nd JuneBritish Library joins Library of Birmingham for cultural partnership Special project will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare with initiative designed to help support…

Library News Round-up: 17 June 2015

Public Libraries News :  16th JuneEditorial | Legal action against the DCMS over cuts to public libraries: appeal for information Paul Heron from Public Interest Lawyers has been in touch with regard to gaining national information on the failure of the DCMS to…