Tag: protest

Libraries news round-up: 14 May 2018

Northampton Telegraph: 14 May Row over ‘sale’ of Irchester library Wales Online: 14 May Fears that jobs could be lost at Cardiff libraries following money saving overhaul Wakefield Express: 14 May Changes in library opening times in cash saving move Somerset County Gazette:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2018

The Bookseller: 5 March Northamptonshire Council is ‘failing in its legal duties’ with library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-complains-dcms-about-careless-cuts-northamptonshire-libraries-743291 Blackpool Gazette: 5 March Lancashire | Longer library hours but jobs put at risk https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/longer-library-hours-but-jobs-put-at-risk-1-9047691 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 5 March North Lincolnshire | Scunthorpe Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books Express & Star: 21 February Walsall library revamp to cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2018

CILIP: 5 February 2018 Nicholas Serota Interview Arts Council England’s chair talks to Information Professional about entrepreneurialism in public libraries https://www.cilip.org.uk/page/nicholasserota Somerset Mercury: 7 February People urged to join fight against library closure Meeting to form campaign to fight the…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 November 2017

The Bookseller: 20 November PLR increases but drop in registered loans ‘disheartening’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-increases-82p-676751 The Bookseller: 20 November Scotland launches single library card pilot https://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-launches-single-library-card-pilot-676661 Eastbourne Herald: 20 November PHOTOS: Huge turnout at protest against Polegate Library closure http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/photos-huge-turnout-at-protest-against-polegate-library-closure-1-8254256 Lancashire Evening…

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: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold ‘SOS Day’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham on Sea.com: 7 August Somerset | Protest held in Burnham-On-Sea…

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 May

Shields Gazette: 18 May See protesters lobby South Tyneside Council over library proposal http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/see-protesters-lobby-south-tyneside-council-over-library-proposal-1-8548392 Bury Times: 18 May Hope for Bury youth group B:easties as partners meet to save Topping Fold Library ‘The three earmarked to stay open to meet the…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709 Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530 Morning Star : 3 April Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April

Brixton blog : 2 April Lambeth | Library protesters rally against council’s ‘April fools’ http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-protesters-rally-against-councils-april-fools/43644 Bath Chronicle : 2 April WATCH: Protesters join Bath Deserves Better march to demand B&NES Council to hold public meeting http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/watch-protesters-join-bath-deserves-better-march-to-demand-b-nes-council-to-hold-public-meeting/story-30243963-detail/story.html Sutton Coldfield : 2…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April

Leon’s Library blog : 1 April Nothing to yell about https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/04/01/nothing-to-yell-about/  BBC News : 1 April More North Yorkshire libraries run by volunteers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-3946634  Bolton News : 1 April Plans for new library and health centre on site of former…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 December 2016

Liverpool Echo : 4th December Libraries to accept food in place of cash for late book returns http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/libraries-accept-food-place-cash-12271117 This Is Wiltshire : 4th December Swindon | Highworth ‘day of action’ in response to library cuts by Swindon Borough Council http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/14945262.Campaigners_stage___39_day_of_action__39__in_response_to_library_cuts/ Northern Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2016

PARLIAMENT | Written question 55871:  Swindon’s Library Service  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-01/55871/ PARLIAMENT | Written Question – 55452: Public Libraries http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-11-29/55452/ ITV News : 3rd December  ‘Read in’ staged to save Swindon’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-03/read-in-staged-to-save-swindons-libraries/ This Is Wiltshire : 3rd December Swindon | We need to throw our weight…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 October 2016

Bath Chronicle : 8th October  Book-loving 11-year-old from Batheaston pens an ‘Ode to his Mobile Library’ after hearing of cuts http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/ode-to-the-mobile-library/story-29787420-detail/story.html BIG ISSUE : 7th October Big Issue Founder Lord John Bird to Lead Debate on Illiteracy and Library Crisis…