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Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 15 October 2018

Powys County Times: 15 October Public meeting on future of Welshpool library to be held tonight  Watford Observer: 15 October Hertfordshire | Libraries could shut under plans to axe £500,000 Daily Echo: 15 October Hampshire | Splashing cash on new…

Libraries news round-up: 11 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 11 October Newcastle MP calls for work on the controversial addiction recovery centre at Fenham Library to be halted Shropshire Star: 11 October Powys | Library to move in with museum under council plans Powys County Times: 11…

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 October 2018

Northern Echo: 3 October Council to forge Darlington library plan with campaigners Times and Star: 3 October Campaign to extend library opening hours Herts Advertiser: 3 October New library facilities being built in Redbourn and Wheathampstead fire stations to keep costs down…

Libraries news round-up: 28 August 2018

The Star: 28 August “I dread to think what the future holds for Sheffield libraries” The Star: 28 August Sheffield | Your Say | Well done Lee Pearce (second letter in list) Reader letter with concerns about volunteer-run libraries Wales…

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: 5 April 2018

The Argus: 5 April Brighton & Hove | Disappointment as library changes are given go ahead http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16138894.Disappointment_as_library_changes_are_given_go_ahead/ Derby Telegraph: 5 April Petition launched over plans to make cuts at 20 Derbyshire libraries https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-petition-oppose-library-cuts-1417524 Local Gov: 5 April Scotland | Councils…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2018

The Bookseller: 1 February Harrow and Ealing libraries back in-house after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/harrow-and-ealing-bring-library-services-house-723481 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 1 February Somerset | Highbridge Library closure proposals: row erupts over usage figures http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-figures-disputed-01-02-18.php Bristol Post: 1 February Bristol has been ‘beguiled’ by libraries review,…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2017

The Guardian: 26 October No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/26/no-one-use-libraries-any-more-rubbish-sanctuaries–enrich-communities Darlington & Stockton Times: 26 October Court date set in battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street library http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15622020.Court_date_set_in_battle_to_save_historic_library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 October Meeting in Desborough over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 17 October Libraries must cut books and charge for services to survive, says councillor http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/NEWS/15600373.Libraries_should_cut_number_of_books_by_80__and_charge_for_services_to_survive__says_councillor/ Daventry Express: 17 October ‘Dark day’ for library services in Northamptonshire as county council announces proposals that could see 28 closed http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/dark-day-for-library-services-in-northamptonshire-as-county-council-announces-proposals-that-could-see-28-closed-1-8199784 Banbury…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-down-298-2005-480111 Times & Star : 3rd February Cockermouth Library plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Library cuts harm young people’s mental health services, warns lobby https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/13/library-cuts-harm-young-peoples-mental-health-services-warns-lobby Sutton Coldfield Observer : 13th January  Thousands back ‘Save Sutton Coldfield Library’ campaign as petitions go to Birmingham City Council  http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/thousands-back-save-sutton-coldfield-library-campaign-as-petitions-go-to-birmingham-city-council/story-30056534-detail/story.html Darlington & Stockton…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Libraries minister visits Lancashire over cuts “It was a very cordial meeting…” http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-minister-visits-lancashire-over-cuts-468586 Society of Chief Librarians 2016: The Year of Partnerships and Purpose — Neil MacInnes, SCL President http://goscl.com/2016-the-year-of-partnerships-and-purpose/ Bath Chronicle : 12th January Volunteers…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January

Blackpool Gazette : 11th January Hurry up call in battle to save libraries  http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hurry-up-call-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-8327831 Lancashire | Ged Mirfin on ‘Linked In’ Press Release: Ministerial Visit sets precedent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/press-release-ministerial-visit-sets-precedent-ged-mirfin 2BR Radio : 11th January  Lancashire | It might not be the end for…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January

Bath Chronicle : 9th January More than a 1,500 people sign petition to save Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/more-than-a-thousand-sign-petition-to-save-bath-central-library/story-30041411-detail/story.html Business News Wales : 9th January Ground Breaking Flintshire Leisure & Library Services to be First in Wales http://businessnewswales.com/ground-breaking-flintshire-leisure-library-services-first-wales/ Canada | The…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2016

Mearns Leader : 16 November Aberdeenshire | Council plans have ‘crossed a red line’ “The Council should be protecting a treasured local service and institution such as Public Libraries rather than trying to hawk them off to third Party Trusts.…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 September 2016

That’s Lancashire – Headline News : 26th September VIDEO | Lancashire libraries – closures confirmed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDyH7I7cGVg Lancashire Evening Post : 26th September Cabinet dismisses plea to save county libraries Informative article + useful comments http://www.lep.co.uk/news/cabinet-dismisses-pleas-to-save-county-libraries-1-8147396 2BR News : 26th September Decision upheld…