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Libraries News Round-up: 28 March 2018

Buxton Advertiser: 28 March Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-unveils-proposed-changes-to-libraries-1-9086098 Bromley Times: 28 March Strikes at Bromley libraries over “insulting” pay offer http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/strikes-at-bromley-libraries-over-insulting-pay-offer-1-5453731 LocalGov: 28 March Bromley library staff strike over ‘paltry’ pay offer https://www.localgov.co.uk/Bromley-library-staff-strike-over-paltry-pay-offer/45034 News Shopper:…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 14 February Somerset | ‘Highbridge Library must be saved from closure’ – former MP Tessa Munt http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/highbridge-library-plans-tessa-munt-13-02-18.php Lancashire Telegraph: 14 February Bid to transform former Trawden library takes step closer http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/pendle/15992582.Bid_to_transform_former_Trawden_library_takes_step_closer/ The News: 14 February Figures show less books…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2017

The Guardian: 15 December The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/15/tories-libraries-social-mobility-conservative Hull Daily Mail: 15 December ‘It’s a no-brainer’: Fantastic plans for East Park’s cafe set to go ahead The pavilion, which stands…

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: 14 November 2017

Kent Live: 14 November The Tunbridge Wells Museum, art gallery, library and Adult Education Centre buildings will be closed for two years http://www.kentlive.news/news/tunbridge-wells-museum-art-gallery-770675 Government Business: 14 November Hertfordshire signals next stage of libraries plans http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/14112017/hertfordshire-signals-next-stage-libraries-plans Lancashire Telegraph: 14 November Earby…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2017

The Guardian: 1 November Why are privatised probation services using public libraries to see clients? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/01/privatised-probation-services-libraries-ex-offenders Midsomer, Radstock & District Journal: 1 November Bath & NE Somerset | Branch libraries at risk if volunteers not found http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk/article.cfm?id=106908 Brixton Buzz: 1…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2017

The Bookseller: 23 October Campaign group Voices for the Library to close https://www.thebookseller.com/news/voices-library-close-657466 The Telegraph: 23 October Northampton | Watchmen writer Alan Moore goes to war with council over library closures http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/watchmen-writer-alan-moore-goes-war-council-library-closures/ The Bookseller: 23 October Twenty-one libraries at risk…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 20 September Stratton launches £10,000 crowdfunding bid for parish library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/15547316.Stratton_launches___10_000_crowdfunding_bid_for_parish_library/ East London Guardian: 20 September Waltham Forest Council reassures members of Hale End Library their community hub is safe from closure The library will remain where it…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 September Bath & NE Somerset | Tories vote down calls to scrap library changes on eve of consultation deadline http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/tories-vote-down-calls-scrap-480093 Manchester Evening News: 15 September Iconic Royton library will be closed down after more than 100 years…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 September 2017

TV News: 14 September Death knell for five of Plymouth’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-09-14/death-knell-for-plymouths-libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 September Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m http://www.lep.co.uk/news/bill-to-reopen-axed-lancashire-libraries-nears-1m-1-8754752 2BR: 14 September Trying to save more of Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2379638/trying-to-save-lancashires-libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 14 September NE Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2017

Question Everything blog: 7 September Proper Gander http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/proper-gander.html Bath Chronicle: 8 September LETTER: Library facilities would be ‘decimated’ by proposed move to Lewis House http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/letter-library-facilities-would-decimated-449634 BBC News: 8 September Warrington £16m leisure scheme finances ‘shocking’, says MP Hub to include…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July

This is Wiltshire: 28 July The newly refurbished Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street is now open to the public. Co-located services, rooms to rent, moveable bookcases to create space for community event. Plans to install Open+  http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15440114.Devizes_Library_starts_new_chapter/ Express…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 July

Broken Barnet blog: 23 July Save Our Libraries: Barnet’s children take their protest to Whitehall Children of Barnet take their protest to the DCMS tomorrow https://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/save-our-libraries-barnets-children.html

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July

Bath Echo: 18 July Council Cabinet Member asked for go-ahead to combine library and One Stop Shop http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/council-cabinet-member-asked-go-ahead-combine-library-one-stop-shop-74160/ Bath Chronicle: 18 July Bath library site options not ‘viable’ because of disability access problems, campaigners say http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-library-site-options-not-210358 Bath Chronicle: 18 July…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 5 May Closure-threatened library re-opens Company working with volunteers http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268348.Closure_threatened_library_re_opens/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 5 May New-look library reopens as community hub after dodging closure threat with comment http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268973.New_look_library_reopens_as_community_hub_after_dodging_closure_threat/ The Big Issue: 5 May The Big…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May

The Bookseller: 27 April SoA calls on next government to offer ‘more than just words’ to support authors Includes, ‘On behalf of libraries, the next regime should also renew its support of them at national level – “to ensure a…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April

2BR News: 29 April More Lancashire libraries set to be handed over to communities https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2278964/more-lancashire-libraries-set-to-be-handed-over-to-communities/ Rutland & Stamford Mercury: 29 April Calls to halt Oakham library revamp project after £309,000 overspend by Rutland County Council http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/calls-to-halt-oakham-library-revamp-project-after-309-000-overspend-by-rutland-county-council-1-7937979 John O’Groat Journal: 29…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April

The Bookseller: 26 April Carnegie report slammed for ‘avoiding the truth on libraries’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-dims-light-carnegies-library-report-542936 West Sussex Guardian: 27 April Thousands showed their love for under-threat Hale End Library in Highams Park http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15250919.Thousands_show_their_love_for_under_threat_library/ London SE1: 27 April Lambeth and Oasis discuss…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April

2BR News: 26 April Government gets involved with decision over Lancashire’s libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2276503/government-gets-involved-with-decision-over-lancashires-libraries/ Sutton Coldfield Observer: 26 April Sutton Coldfield Library’s short-term future looks secure as town councillors commit funds http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/sutton-coldfield-library-8217-s-future-looks-secure-for-summer-as-town-councillors-commit-funds/story-30296617-detail/story.html Bucks Herald: 26 April Aylesbury study centre to relocate…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April

The Bookseller: 12 April Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-considers-intervening-swindon-and-lancashire-library-closures-536456 Bolton News: 13 April Fears about future of B:easties youth club as Topping Fold Library faces closure http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15222154.Fears_over_future_of_youth_club_responsible_for_30_per_cent_drop_in_anti_social_behaviour/ Huddersfield Examiner: 13 April Kirklees | Birkby library…