Tag Archive for public libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2017

Express & Star: 6 December Walsall’s Central Library to shut for 10 months in £4.3m revamp The work will see Central Library redesigned as a ‘hub’, incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/12/06/library-to-shut-for-ten-months/ Shropshire Star:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 25 November Mobile library spared but threat of closure still hangs over branch libraries in Bath and north east Somerset http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/mobile-library-spared-threat-closure-826182 Manchester Evening Standard: 25 November Bury | The closing date for these 10 libraries has been revealed…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 November 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 22 November Plan to cut West Dunbartonshire library opening hours by a third to save cash http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/plan-cut-west-dunbartonshire-library-11564426 Croydon Guardian; 22 November South Norwood could be getting a new library http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15676338.South_Norwood_could_be_getting_a_new___500_000_library/ Croydon Advertiser: 22 November Council announces plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 18 November Have your say on the future of Higham Ferrers Library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-higham-ferrers-library-1-8250315 South Cotswold Gazette: 18 November South Gloucestershire | Councillors blast closure of library user committee in Thornbury http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/thornburynews/15663312.Decision_to_close_library_user_committees_criticised_by_Thornbury_councillors/ County Echo: 18 November South Pembrokeshire | Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2017

Kent Live: 14 November The Tunbridge Wells Museum, art gallery, library and Adult Education Centre buildings will be closed for two years http://www.kentlive.news/news/tunbridge-wells-museum-art-gallery-770675 Government Business: 14 November Hertfordshire signals next stage of libraries plans http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/14112017/hertfordshire-signals-next-stage-libraries-plans Lancashire Telegraph: 14 November Earby…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2017

The Guardian: 1 November Why are privatised probation services using public libraries to see clients? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/01/privatised-probation-services-libraries-ex-offenders Midsomer, Radstock & District Journal: 1 November Bath & NE Somerset | Branch libraries at risk if volunteers not found http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk/article.cfm?id=106908 Brixton Buzz: 1…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2017

Manchester Evening News: 30 October 2017 Homeless people can now use the city’s library books and computers http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/homeless-people-can-now-use-13829748 Uckfield News: 30 October East Sussex | County library closure plans opposed by Uckfield Town Council http://uckfieldnews.com/county-library-closure-plans-opposed-by-uckfield-town-council/ Huddersfield Examiner: 30 October Calderdale…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2017

The Bookseller: 23 October Campaign group Voices for the Library to close https://www.thebookseller.com/news/voices-library-close-657466 The Telegraph: 23 October Northampton | Watchmen writer Alan Moore goes to war with council over library closures http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/watchmen-writer-alan-moore-goes-war-council-library-closures/ The Bookseller: 23 October Twenty-one libraries at risk…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2017

Voices for the Library: 22 October An Announcement and Final Blog Post from Voices for the Library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2017/10/an-announcement-and-final-blog-post-from-voices-for-the-library/ York Press: 22 October Protect our libraries plea http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15610247.Protect_our_libraries_plea/ East Anglia Daily Times: 22 October Essex County Council wants your views on…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2017

Bath Echo: 16 October Plans for new approach to delivery of community libraries given the go ahead http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/plans-new-approach-delivery-community-libraries-given-go-ahead-75517/ BBC News: 16 October Northamptonshire libraries ‘could be community-run http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41641390 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 October BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2017

Get West London: 15 October Kensington & Chelsea | Council ditches £17m plans to relocate North Kensington Library http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/council-ditches-17m-plans-relocate-13753464 Bury Times: 15 October Group’s bid to take over running of Dumers Lane Community Centre & Library http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15595863.Group__39_s_bid_to_take_over_running_of_community_centre_and_library/ 2BR: 15 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2017

Yorkshire Post: 12 October Jayne Dowle: Libraries give us a chance to turn a new page in life http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/jayne-dowle-libraries-give-us-a-chance-to-turn-a-new-page-in-life-1-8801400 Lancashire Telegraph: 14 October Decision made by County Hall on future of East Lancashire library Earby Library will reopen in the…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2017

Morning Star: 11 October Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids Alan Wylie quoted. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a9a8-Bennett-praises-public-libraries-as-lifeline-for-kids#.WeHVBBNSzoB Hastings Observer: 13 October East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/residents-discuss-next-steps-of-campaign-to-save-library-1-8195098 Sutton Guardian: 13 October Sutton library prepares…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2017

Bath Echo: 12 October Green light given for integrated Bath Library and One Stop Shop at the Podium http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/green-light-given-integrated-bath-library-one-stop-shop-podium-75476/ Craven Herald: 12 October Lancashire | New Road Community Centre could be new home for Earby Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15584828.New_Road_Community_Centre_could_be_new_home_for_Earby_Library/

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2017

The Bookseller: 9 October Over 1,000 venues participate in first Libraries Week https://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-1000-libraries-participate-first-libraries-week-648231 Yorkshire Post: 10 October The Yorkshire Post says: Public services are stuck in the past – and that’s a problem http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-post-says-public-services-are-stuck-in-the-past-and-that-s-a-problem-1-8796011 Cambridge News: 10 October Libraries ‘should…