Tag Archive for Public Libraries News

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February

The Guardian : 22 February To survive the cuts, libraries must put themselves at the heart of communities Written by Cllr Ian Stephens who chairs the Local Government Association’s culture, tourism and sport board https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/feb/22/libraries-community-hubs-survive-council-budget-cuts Leicester Mercury : 22 February Pupils…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February

Labour List : 19 February “UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors “This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.”  “Tory cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 February

Bath Chronicle : 15 February Bath and North East Somerset Council WILL consult over Bath Central Library move http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/bath-and-north-east-somerset-council-will-consult-over-bath-central-library-move/story-30139722-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 16 February Library jobs under threat to save cash http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/library-jobs-under-threat-to-save-cash-1-8391896 Litchfield Live : 16 February Councillor insists Litchfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February

The Bookseller : 14 February Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071 Plymouth Herald : 14 February Closure of library would mean loss of ‘safe place’ for disabled Closing a city library…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February

North Yorkshire Advertiser : 12 February 2017 Library in need of more help A library facility plans to open on April 1, run by volunteers, pleads for more volunteer help http://www.northyorkshireadvertiser.co.uk/news/15087102.Library_in_need_of_more_help/ The Guardian : 13 February Hi-tech library project spawns book…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February

BBC News : 6th February One in 10 Welsh libraries are run by volunteers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38742310 BBC News : 6th February  What next for libraries as scores are shut and out-sourced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38654997 Huffington Post : 6th February Council Cuts: The Silent…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th February Public Library usage stats down again, hmm I wonder why? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/public-library-usage-stats-down-again.html THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Letter | The local library helped me become a novelist  Apropos Professor Krashen’s letter (2 February) on the need to…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed  Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388 Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February Not Waving but Drowning  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/ Bath Chronicle : 2nd February  Protesters…

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: 27 January

DAILY MIRROR : 27th January Councils’ £5.8BILLION funding black hole spells the end for Britain’s libraries and museums http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councils-58billion-funding-black-hole-9701752 Swindon Advertiser : 27th January  Libraries minister comes to Swindon as community deadline looms  http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15052422.Libraries_minister_comes_to_Swindon_as_community_deadline_looms/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 27th…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January

UNISON : 17th January ‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories  https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/01/library-stories/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th January Irish book community ‘dismayed’ over library tender  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/irish-book-associations-protest-library-tender-472421 Manchester Evening News : 19th January Bury to lose at least 10 of its 14 libraries in new cuts blow …

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January

LGA : 16th January Library services should be more accessible for e-readers, report says  http://www.localgov.co.uk/Library-services-should-be-more-accessible-for-e-readers-report-says/42357 Plymouth Herald : 16th January Council set to close TEN of Plymouth’s libraries and move book borrowing online  http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/council-could-close-ten-libraries-and-move-book-borrowing-online/story-30061880-detail/story.html Hackney Citizen : 16th January Hackney…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January

Swindon Advertiser : 14th January Library campaigners call for minister to step in http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15023120.Library_campaigners_call_for_minister_to_step_in/ Blackpool Gazette : 14th January Lancashire | Minister meets leader about libraries’ future http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/minister-meets-leader-about-libraries-future-1-8333852 The Star : 13th January Library visits in decline across Sheffield, but one branch…

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: 8 January

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 8th January There’s a fightback taking place in Ireland against staffless libraries but why not in the UK?  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/theres-fightback-taking-place-in.html Leon’s Library Blog : 8th January Libraries Deliver  Edited version of an article by John Vincent, reproduced…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 December 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1434 Library News (p.37) – the Libraries Taskforce Lancashire Eveing Post : 21st December Fulwood library goes up for sale despite protests http://www.lep.co.uk/news/much-loved-lancashire-library-goes-on-sale-for-475-000-despite-protests-1-8299055 Warrington Guardian : 21st December Letter | ‘My resolution’ http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/yoursay/letters/14979820.My_resolution/

Libraries News Round-up: 8 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 8th December UK library budgets fall by £25m in a year https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/08/uk-library-budgets-fall-by-25m-in-a-year BBC News : 8th December Libraries ‘bearing the brunt’ of council budget cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38250480 THE BOOKSELLER : 7th December ‘Staggering’ £25m fall in libraries spending…