Tag: Plymouth

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April 2018

Herald Scotland: 17 April School library fund ‘not enough’ to cover cuts http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16163047.School_library_fund__not_enough__to_cover_cuts/ Denbighshire Free Press: 17 April St Asaph Library opens new chapter http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/16164089.St_Asaph_Library_opens_new_chapter/ Western Telegraph: 17 April Councillor defends plan to cut services in Pembroke ‘A Pembrokeshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March 2018

The Bookseller: 20 March Government to intervene in Northamptonshire library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervene-northamptonshire-library-closures-752236 LGA: 20 March Northamptonshire | Council faces government probe into library cuts https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-faces-government-probe-into-library-cuts/44966 Banbury Guardian: 20 March Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/culture-secretary-to-probe-northamptonshire-library-closures-1-8423008 Plymouth Herald: 20…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2018

ITV News: 16 March Plymouth | Are pop-up libraries the solution? Plymouth City council insists shutting five libraries and replacing them with a so called ‘pop-up’ version is working and was the right thing to do. http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-16/are-pop-up-libraries-the-solution/ Grimsby Telegraph: 16 March North…

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: 14 August

Kent Online: 13 August Medway | Rochester | Thomas Aveling Community library in Rochester will close http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/library-on-borrowed-time-as-130335/ The Courier: 14 August Dundee | Almost £1m still needed for Ferry library extension after crowdfund effort stalls https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/488475/almost-1m-still-needed-for-library-extension-after-crowdfund-effort-stalls/ This is the West…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 June

Libraries Taskforce: 15 June Income generation for public libraries With comments, and response made on behalf of the Libraries Taskforce. At least one comment still awaiting moderation. https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/06/15/income-generation-for-public-libraries/ Northern Echo: 16 June Fresh legal challenge launched in battle to save Darlington’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June

Fife Today: 14 June Leading tenants’ group brand new library hub a “disgrace” http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/politics/leading-tenants-group-brand-new-library-hub-a-disgrace-1-4474559 Derby Telegraph: 14 June Job Centre Plus and library set to be part of new-look Derby City Council House http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/job-centre-plus-and-library-to-be-part-of-new-look-derby-city-council-house/story-30388270-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald: 14 June SAVED! Four…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444 Library News (p.33) | Surrey ‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time,…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 May

ViewNews: 11 May Devon: Library says fond farewell to Sarah Librarian resigns as exhausted. Campaigners concerned about the future of Axminster library as Libraries Unlimited are pushing for self-service machines and volunteers. https://www.viewnews.co.uk/library-says-fond-farewell-sarah/ Derby Telegraph: 11 May Closure of Spondon…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 May

The Irish News: 8 May Letter | Education and libraries support critical thinking – let’s invest http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/letterstotheeditor/2017/05/08/news/education-and-libraries-support-critical-thinking-let-s-invest-1018022/ The Northern Echo: 8 May Darlington library campaigner and MP hopeful supported cuts to library services in London http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15271258.Library_campaigner_supported_cuts_to_library_services_in_London__MP_hopeful_Peter_Cuthbertson_denies_using_Crown_Street_campaign_for_political_gain/ Plymouth Herald: 8 May…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April

Plymouth Herald: 24 April 3,750 people have told the council what they think of closing libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/3-750-have-told-the-council-what-they-think-of-closing-libraries/story-30290852-detail/story.html The Irish Times: 25 April Anita Robinson: We should cherish our libraries, not cut their funding http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/columnists/2017/04/25/news/anita-robinson-we-should-cherish-our-libraries-not-cut-their-funding-1005635/ The Star: 25 April LETTERS |…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April

St Helens Star: 20 April Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce speaks of importance of libraries in wake of service review http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15233350.Author_Frank_Cottrell_Boyce_speaks_of_importance_of_libraries_in_wake_of_service_review/ Dumbarton Reporter: 20 April Former Ladyton Library edging towards new future as dance school http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/15235841.Former_Ladyton_Library_edging_towards_new_future_as_dance_school/ The Star: 20 April Sheffield | Community focus:…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April

Bath Chronicle : 10 April Bath library consultation: Campaigners say findings show library already ‘ticks all the boxes’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-library-consultation-campaigners-say-findings-show-library-already-ticks-all-the-boxes/story-30261704-detail/story.html Plymouth Herald : 10 April Plymouth Labour ‘make no apologies’ for library leaflets http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/plymouth-labour-make-no-apologies-for-library-leaflets/story-30261729-detail/story.html Swindon Advertiser : 11 April Government investigates Swindon’s library cuts http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15218112.Government_investigates_Swindon_s_library_cuts/ Llantwit Major GEM…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March

The Bookseller : 29 March Lords urged to make ‘positive intervention’ in decline of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lords-library-debate-518136 Plymouth Herald : 30 March Could Lego save a Plymouth library from closure? http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/could-lego-save-a-plymouth-library-from-closure/story-30239153-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 30 March Lancashire | Library campaigners backed…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Gazette & Herald : 29 March Ryedale | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March

Plymouth Herald : 8 March ‘You can’t replace our library with the internet’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-can-t-replace-our-library-with-the-internet/story-30189381-detail/story.html Bury Times : 8 March Meeting in Whitefield to discuss latest on plans to close libraries and walk-in centres in Bury http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15141742.Meeting_to_discuss_latest_on_plans_to_close_libraries_and_walk_in_centres/St Helens St Helens Star : 9 March Library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth Herald : 23 February Library closures: council bosses answer your…

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: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…