Tag: public libraries

Libraries news round-up: 31 October 2018

Southend Echo: 31 October Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend Darlington Times: 31 October North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton  Hambleton Today: 31 October North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library…

Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

Libraries news round-up: 19 September 2018

Blackpool Gazette: 19 September Lancashire | Library’s new chapter won’t begin this year Somerset Live: 19 September Temporary home for Bath library during Podium works yet to be found Critics of the move say several big questions remain unanswered Bath…

Libraries news round-up: 12 September 2018

Northern Echo: 11 September Move to retain Darlington’s Crown Street library endorsed by council leaders Northern Echo: 11 September Letters: Darlington library move debacle an inexcusable and expensive mess Chew Valley Gazette: 11 September Bath & NE Somerset | Bishop…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 28 August 2018

The Star: 28 August “I dread to think what the future holds for Sheffield libraries” The Star: 28 August Sheffield | Your Say | Well done Lee Pearce (second letter in list) Reader letter with concerns about volunteer-run libraries Wales…

Libraries news round-up: 22 August 2018

The Bookseller: 22 August Government slams CIPFA library data as ‘flawed’ and ‘unusable’ The Star: 22 August Sheffield | “The library has put the heart back into Greenhill” Bury Times: 22 August Community group’s long-awaited takeover of Dumers Lane library…

Libraries news round-up: 1 August 2018

BBC News: 1 August Northamptonshire County Council: Protesters ‘mourn’ cuts to services Sky News: 1 August Fears cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council may no longer afford services The Guardian: 1 August Northamptonshire’s cash crisis driven by ideological folly, councillors told Northampton…

Libraries news round-up: 25 July 2018

Barnet Times: 25 July Barnet children protest over libraries Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 July Legal hearing over fate of 21 Northamptonshire libraries Harrow Times: 25 July North Harrow Library to reopen in September thanks to community effort

Libraries news round-up: 5 July 2018

The Bookseller: 5 July Public’s library support ‘needs to shift to activism’ St Helen Star: 5 July Visitor numbers for St Helens libraries falls by almost 30 per cent Clydebank Post: 5 July West Dunbartonshire | Clydebank libraries start new…