Tag: Public Libraries News

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 July

Coventry Observer: 2 July Youngsters design logo for first ‘community-led library’ in Coventry ‘In an era of government cuts to local authorities, council-run libraries are under threat.  Although nearly all in Coventry have escaped the axe, there is a push…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July

Evening Express: 1 July Tendering go-ahead approved for multi-million pound Aberdeen hub https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tendering-go-ahead-approved-multi-million-pound-aberdeen-hub-project/ Express & Star: 1 July Outrage as nine Walsall libraries close their doors for good – VIDEO https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/07/01/outrage-as-nine-walsall-libraries-close-their-doors-for-good/ Weston & Somerset Mercury: 1 July North Somerset Council |…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June

The Guardian: 28 June 2017 One-off £1.6m boost for libraries leaves long-term future in question https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jun/28/one-off-16m-boost-for-libraries-leaves-long-term-future-in-question PRIVATE EYE – Issue No. 1447, p35 Library News | John Glen takes over  [Bristol and The Wirral cited] Available in newsagents The Scotsman:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 June

Bury Times: 27 June Bury Council set to retain four libraries – Radcliffe, Bury, Ramsbottom and Prestwich – following review All other libraries across Bury are set to close in August under the plans. http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/prestwich/15375165.Four_libraries_to_be_saved_after_public_response BBC News: 27 June Old…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 23 June Highgate Library campaigners consider legal action  Includes poll, and a comment from library campaigner, Alan Wylie (not Alan Whitely, as per original article) of Voices for the Library & Speak Up for Libraries  http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/highgate-library-campaigners-consider-legal-action-1-5075785 Huddersfield Examiner:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 June

Bristol Post: 22 June Council announce public meetings to discuss budget cuts 12-week consultation launched last week. Cut options include reducing the number of city libraries from 27 to 10. http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/council-announce-public-meetings-discuss-128086 BBC News: 22 June Bristol mayor tells protesters ‘come…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 June

Hamstead & Highgate Express: 20 June Haringey | Highgate Library campaigners divided over relocation proposal http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/highgate-library-campaigners-divided-over-relocation-proposal-1-5069474 Hastings & St Leonards Observer: 20 June East Sussex | Hastings Library reopening delayed until next spring http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/hastings-library-reopening-delayed-until-next-spring-1-8016216 The Guardian: 20 June The UK…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 June

Bromley Times: 19 June Unite step up campaign against ‘privatisation’ of Bromley’s libraries with through-the-door booklet http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/unite-step-up-campaign-against-privatisation-of-bromley-s-libraries-with-through-the-door-booklet-1-5067371

Libraries News Round-up: 18 June

Northern Echo: 18 June Debate on future uses for historic Darlington library building ‘Lawyer Michael Imperato – whose work has helped to save other UK libraries – has submitted a 20-page letter to the authority outlining concerns over the authority’s…

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: 15 June

Stratford Upon Avon Herald: 15 June Date set for Stratford Library re-opening  http://www.stratford-herald.com/72035-date-set-stratford-library-re-opening.html Stratford Observer: 15 June New look library soon to be unveiled https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/new-look-library-soon-to-be-unveiled/ The Courier: 15 June Dundee | Crowdfund campaign launched to finance £1.8m Broughty Ferry Library…

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: 2 June

The Christian Scientist Monitor: 2 June The end of books? Tell that to 250,000 readers at the Hay Festival. The festival, which ends on Sunday, attracts a quarter million bibliophiles every year, even as the libraries around Hay-on-Wye face constricting…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June

The Guardian: 1 June UK desperately needs new volunteers to fill yawning gaps in public services https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/jun/01/volunteers-week-volunteering-austerity-cuts ITV News: 1 June Funding cuts threaten South Tyneside libraries http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-06-01/funding-cuts-threaten-south-tyneside-libraries/ Chronicle Live: 1 June Future of four libraries at risk of closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 May

Lancashire Evening Post: 28 May Tory pledge to reopen all county’s shut-down libraries http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/preston/tory-pledge-to-reopen-all-county-s-shut-down-libraries-1-8567137 Liverpool Echo: 28 May Warrington North constituency candidates for General Election 2017 Candidate for Greens has campaigned for libraries http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/warrington-north-constituency-candidates-general-13104648

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May

Hartlepool Mail: 25 May Durham | Council fits up leisure centre for new library http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/council-fits-up-leisure-centre-for-new-library-1-8560884 Northumberland Gazette: 25 May LIBRARY: Funding must be increased ‘It appears that the reason for the plight of libraries in schools, and in general, is because…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May

Ham & High: 24 May Haringey | Fears grow in Highgate over 110-year-old library’s future home http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/fears-grow-in-highgate-over-110-year-old-library-s-future-home-1-5032766 North Somerset Times: 24 May Library jobs axed as North Somerset Council make savings cut http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/library-jobs-axed-as-north-somerset-council-make-savings-cut-1-5031157 Hereford Times: 24 May Project launched to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May

Shields Gazette: 15 May Union outrage over plans for community groups to run South Tyneside libraries http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/union-outrage-over-plans-for-community-groups-to-run-south-tyneside-libraries-1-8541352 BBC News: 16 May Hay Festival cash keeps town library open  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39930723 West Leeds Dispatch: 16 May Library moves out as work starts…