Tag: public libraries

Libraries news round-up: 24 May 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 24 May Herefordshire | Library and museum privatisation plan causes concern York Press: 24 May This is how much it will cost to repair York’s libraries Derby Telegraph: 24 May Former libraries chief feels council is ‘making wrong decision’ over…

Libraries news round-up: 21 May 2018

The Times: 21 May Library offers playbook for communities taking control ‘The experience of volunteers in Kensal Rise has been repeated nationwide’ ‘Around the UK, communities are stepping in to shore up services. Their success depends upon their ability to…

Libraries news round-up: 6 May 2018

  Wellington Weekly News: 6 May Somerset | Mass book withdrawal at Wiveliscombe Library http://www.wellington-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108207  . Coventry Telegraph: 6 May Warwickshire | Falling library visitor numbers not helped by “Soviet-looking buildings” says councillor https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/falling-library-visitor-numbers-not-14598913 .  Tenby Observer: 5 May Pembrokeshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2018

Open Democracy: 27 April Public libraries are vital to local communities – Labour must fight to defend them written by Alan Wylie https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-wylie/public-libraries-are-vital-to-local-communities-labour-must-fight-to-defend-them  Eastbourne Herald: 27 April East Sussex | Both libraries need support https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/both-libraries-need-support-1-8477865 Barnet Times: 27 April Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 April 2018

Cornish Times: 15 April Cornwall | £500k plans for library Plans for Liskeard library revealed. Control of the building would be devolved from Cornwall Council to the Plymouth-based community interest company Real Ideas Organisation, who will create an ‘iconic cultural…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 April 2018

TES: 2 April Infant pupils ‘swiping left’ when they pick up books Motion proposed at NUT conference https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/infant-pupils-swiping-left-when-they-pick-books i News: 2 April Children are picking up books and ‘trying to swipe left’ teachers told, as concern for future of local…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 30 March East Sussex | Library death of a thousand cuts https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/library-death-of-a-thousand-cuts-1-8437731 Fife Today: 30 March Grant enables feasibility study of Jubilee Hall https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/grant-enables-feasibility-study-of-jubilee-hall-1-4715939 Brixton Buzz: 31 March Reinstate Our Library Service demo at Carnegie, Tues 3rd April http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/03/reinstate-our-library-service-demo-at-carnegie-tues-3rd-april/

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2018

Chard & Ilminster News: 29 March Somerset | Dozens vow to fight for future of Ilminster Library http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/ilminster_news/16123053.dozens-vow-to-fight-for-future-of-ilminster-library/ News Shopper: 29 March Bromley | West Wickham leisure centre and library up for redevelopment http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16122628.west-wickham-leisure-centre-and-library-up-for-redevelopment/ Croydon Advertiser: 29 March Bromley |…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March 2018

Buxton Advertiser: 28 March Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-unveils-proposed-changes-to-libraries-1-9086098 Bromley Times: 28 March Strikes at Bromley libraries over “insulting” pay offer http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/strikes-at-bromley-libraries-over-insulting-pay-offer-1-5453731 LocalGov: 28 March Bromley library staff strike over ‘paltry’ pay offer https://www.localgov.co.uk/Bromley-library-staff-strike-over-paltry-pay-offer/45034 News Shopper:…