Tag Archive for public libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 22 September LETTER: Lost faith in council’s ability to serve http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-lost-faith-councils-ability-516400 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Short-sighted library plans http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/short-sighted-library-plans-1-8162283 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Real world of reading books http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/real-world-of-reading-books-1-8162284 Hastings…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 20 September Stratton launches £10,000 crowdfunding bid for parish library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/15547316.Stratton_launches___10_000_crowdfunding_bid_for_parish_library/ East London Guardian: 20 September Waltham Forest Council reassures members of Hale End Library their community hub is safe from closure The library will remain where it…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2017

East Anglia Daily Times: 19 September Essex | Council launches consultation to ask residents for views on future of library services http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/council-launches-consultation-to-ask-residents-for-views-on-future-of-library-services-1-5199989 The Echo: 19 September Essex County Council to hold consultation into future of mobile library services http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15543826.Residents_face_losing_access_to_mobile_library_services/ Eastbourne Herald:…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 September 2017

2BR Lancashire: 17 September Plans for libraries divide opinion https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2381017/plans-for-libraries-divide-opinion/ Plymouth Herald: 17 September Sad pictures show the closed libraries that have slipped into the pages of history http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/sad-pictures-show-closed-libraries-489679 Daily Post: 17 September Libraries and schools under threat as cash-strapped…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 September Bath & NE Somerset | Tories vote down calls to scrap library changes on eve of consultation deadline http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/tories-vote-down-calls-scrap-480093 Manchester Evening News: 15 September Iconic Royton library will be closed down after more than 100 years…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2017

Warrington Guardian: 12 September MP Helen Jones labels LiveWire ‘incompetent organisation’ after seeing ‘damning’ report http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15528631.MP_Helen_Jones_labels_LiveWire__incompetent_organisation__after_seeing__damning__report/ Eastbourne Herald: 12 September http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/politics/councillors-oppose-proposed-library-closures-1-8146232 East Sussex | Councillors oppose proposed library closures Hastings Observer: 12 September East Sussex | Proposals to close Ore’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2017

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 10 September Libraries SOS Day 19/10/17 – is it enough? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/libraries-sos-day-191017-is-it-enough.html?m=1 Leicester Mercury: 11 September Futuristic ‘self-access’ technology could replace library staff in Leicestershire http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/futuristic-self-access-technology-could-445971 North Wales Chronicle: 11 September Anglesey | Council seek your…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2017

Question Everything blog: 7 September Proper Gander http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/proper-gander.html Bath Chronicle: 8 September LETTER: Library facilities would be ‘decimated’ by proposed move to Lewis House http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/letter-library-facilities-would-decimated-449634 BBC News: 8 September Warrington £16m leisure scheme finances ‘shocking’, says MP Hub to include…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2017

Salisbury Journal: 4 September Wiltshire | Mobile library service faces cuts under latest council review http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15513200.Mobile_library_service_faces_cuts_under_latest_council_review/ ITV News: 4 September Derby libraries volunteer shake-up dubbed ‘immoral’ http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-09-04/derby-libraries-volunteer-shake-up-dubbed-immoral/ Derby Telegraph: 4 September Volunteers have five weeks to decide if they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2017

Derby Telegraph: 30 August Hunt for volunteers to run Derby libraries begins on Monday http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hunt-volunteers-run-derby-libraries-402583 Leon’s Library Blog: 30 August Design for the Future – by Dr Malcolm Rigler https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/08/30/design-for-the-future/ “GPs  around the UK are only now beginning to understand that they…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 August 2017

DIGIT News: 30 August City Of Glitcherature: IT Leaves Edinburgh Libraries Bare Problematic IT systems have left Edinburgh’s libraries unable to handle book requests since February. http://digit.fyi/edinburgh-library-problems/ – Fife Today: 30 August Levenmouth’s libraries earmarked for closure, claims councillor http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/levenmouth-s-libraries-earmarked-for-closure-claims-councillor-1-4546088 – The…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 August 2017

Shields Gazette: 29 August South Tyneside | Centre closing to allow for £3million transformation project £3m revamp of a community centre to create a multi-purpose leisure facility incorporating a new library. http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/centre-closing-to-allow-for-3million-transformation-project-1-8725146 Huddersfield Examiner: 29 August Calderdale | Elland Library set for…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2017

Grimsby Telegraph: 28 August NE Lancashire | Town mayor mucks in to mark start of Scartho Library extension following hike in popularity Library run by charity gets extension to provide additional ‘activity space’ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/town-mayor-mucks-mark-start-380001 Sun FM: 28 August Sunderland |…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2017

The Guardian: 26 August Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/27/blood-bookworms-bosoms-and-bottoms-the-secret-life-of-libraries Dorset Echo: 27 August Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL) has launched a new website to enhance their work http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15490696.___We_needed_an_e_presence____Volunteers_launch_new_website_to_support_library/ Bath Chronicle: 27 August LETTER: Let’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2017

Chronicle Live: 25 August Anger as multi-million-pound plans for three Northumberland leisure centres are shelved http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-multi-million-pound-plans-13527211 Bucks Free Press: 25 August 35 children’s centres across Bucks face axe Plans include delivering children’s services out of other venues such as libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 August

Blackpool Gazette: 11 August Lancashire | Joy as library to re-open Go ahead given for Thornton Library to reopen under council control. http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/blackpool/joy-as-library-to-re-open-1-8699002 Bath Chronicle: 11 August Bath & NE Somerset | Letter: Let’s not lose the reference library as…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August

Express & Star: 10 August Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’ Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/ Prestwick…