Tag: Public Libraries News

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 May

Shields Gazette: 10 May Council chiefs look for community take over of libraries as part of planned service shake-up http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/council-chiefs-look-for-community-take-over-of-libraries-as-part-of-planned-service-shake-up-1-8535671 Chronicle Live: 10 May Four libraries in South Tyneside at risk of closure as budget cuts continue to bite http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/four-libraries-south-tyneside-risk-13015290…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: 5 May Closure-threatened library re-opens Company working with volunteers http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268348.Closure_threatened_library_re_opens/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 5 May New-look library reopens as community hub after dodging closure threat with comment http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15268973.New_look_library_reopens_as_community_hub_after_dodging_closure_threat/ The Big Issue: 5 May The Big…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May

Brixton Buzz: 3 May Lambeth library campaigners rally against Lambeth council at lively public meeting http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/05/lambeth-library-campaigners-rally-against-lambeth-council-at-public-meeting/ Herald Scotland: 3 May Our public libraries are vital for the nation’s future and must be backed http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15260387.Our_public_libraries_are_vital_for_the_nation___s_future_and_must_be_backed/ Bristol 24/7: 3 May Brand new…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May

Public Libraries News: 30 April A little less conversation: Nick Poole from CILIP writes about the problems with public libraries and action needed http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/users/a-little-less-conversation-nick-poole-from-cilip-writes-about-the-problems-with-public-libraries-and-action-needed The Library Campaign: 1 May Information Wars – Carnegie UK report http://www.librarycampaign.com/information-wars-carnegie-uk-report/ Blackpool Gazette: 1 May…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April

Swindon Advertiser: 27 April Staff could get a share in the core libraries under new delivery model http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15251854.Staff_could_get_a_share_in_the_core_libraries_under_new_delivery_model/ Bath Chronicle: 27 April LETTER: Libraries have passed their sell-by date http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/libraries-have-passed-their-sell-by-date/story-30296070-detail/story.html The Scotsman: 28 April Record books sales as e-reading loses…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April

The Bookseller: 26 April Carnegie report slammed for ‘avoiding the truth on libraries’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coates-dims-light-carnegies-library-report-542936 West Sussex Guardian: 27 April Thousands showed their love for under-threat Hale End Library in Highams Park http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/15250919.Thousands_show_their_love_for_under_threat_library/ London SE1: 27 April Lambeth and Oasis discuss…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 April

Belfast Telegraph: 22 April Union chief slams MLAs over fresh library cuts http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/union-chief-slams-mlas-over-fresh-library-cuts-35643122.html Bath Chronicle: 22 April Please re-open Bath Central Library exhibition room http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/please-re-open-library-exhibition-room/story-30280883-detail/story.html Rugby Advertiser: 22 April Frankton making the most of phone box Another book exchange referred…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 April

BBC News: 21 April Northern Ireland | Cuts to library stock and opening hours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39660480 4NI: 21 April Northern Ireland | Political Parties To Blame For Failure Of Libraries http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern-ireland-news/228604/political-parties-to-blame-for-failure-of-libraries Richmond and Twickenham Times: 21 April Richmond | A new…

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: 19 April

Wigan Today: 19 April Questions remain on library reforms http://www.wigantoday.net/news/questions-remain-on-library-reforms-1-8499830 Romford Recorder: 19 April Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/proposal-to-build-62-homes-and-demolish-former-rainham-library-withdrawn-1-4981286 Belper News: 18 April Derbyshire | Council approve £16m plans for former factory site…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April

Chew Valley Gazette: 18 April Bath & NE Somerset | Library consultation results will help write the next chapter http://www.chewvalleygazette.co.uk/article.cfm?id=101637 Warrington Guardian: 18 April Working group set up to ‘secure future’ of Culcheth Library exploring ‘co-location’ scheme for site http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15220093.Working_group_set_up_to__secure_future__of_Culcheth_Library_exploring__co_location__scheme_for_site/…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April

Lancashire Telegraph: 17 April Blackburn with Darwen Council | More volunteers running Darwen Library as part of council savings http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15225770.More_volunteers_running_Darwen_Library_as_part_of_council_savings/ 2BR Radio: 17 April Lancashire | It isn’t over yet for Whalley Library https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2268534/it-isnt-over-yet-for-whalley-library/ Leigh Times: 17 April Westcliff Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April

Save Lewisham Libraries blog: 14 April Shocking Book Lending Stats for Lewisham Libraries http://savelewishamlibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/shocking-book-lending-stats-for.html Lancashire Telegraph: 15 April Major boost for plan to save Whalley Library http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/News/15225266.Major_boost_for_plan_to_save_village_library/ Get Reading: 16 April Battle Library to be extended as part of £2m…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April

The Gazette: 14 April Lancashire | Warning over library bid ‘chaos’ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/warning-over-library-bid-chaos-1-8493776 Big Issue: 14 April Government considers inquiry into library closures http://www.bigissue.com/news/government-considers-inquiry-library-closures/ Get Reading: 14 April Cost-cutting hits Reading libraries http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/cost-cutting-hits-reading-libraries-12885537 Yorkshire Evening Post: 14 April Free wi-fi switched…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April

Lancashire Post: 12 April Government inquiry into Lancashire libraries not ruled out http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/government-inquiry-into-lancashire-libraries-not-ruled-out-1-8488534 Public Sector Executive: 12 April Decision to close Lancashire libraries was ‘predetermined’, letter claims http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/decision-to-close-lancashire-libraries-was-predetermined-letter-claims Blackpool Gazette: 12 April Under-threat Lancashire’s libraries to get a stay of execution?…

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: 10 April

Carnegie UK Trust : April 2017 Shining a Light Link to all publications http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/shining-a-light/ The Herald : 10 April Scotland |More families ‘just about managing’ turn to libraries http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15213976.More_families___39_just_about_managing__39__turn_to_libraries/ BBC News : 10 April Scots ‘most likely’ to use public…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 April

The Press : 8 April Authors launch community libraries http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15210997.Authors_relaunch_community_libraries/ Plymouth Herald : 9 April Labour accused of spreading ‘political propaganda’ with library leaflets http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/labour-spreading-political-propaganda-with-library-leaflets/story-30256087-detail/story.html Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 9 April Exhibition shows how new library and archive building…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 April

The Bookseller : 3 April Lambeth |  Hundreds gather to ‘ridicule’ Carnegie Library situation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/250-carnegie-library-protestors-ridicule-lambeth-council-518506 Holyrood : 4 April £150,000 programme launched to support public library projects https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/%C2%A3150000-programme-launched-support-public-library-projects Third Force News : 4 April Charities offer libraries funding opportunity http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/charities-offer-libraries-funding-opportunity Ikley Gazette…