Tag: public libraries

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:…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2018

PRIVATE EYE Issue No.1466 (p.35) Library News:  Northamptonshire In all good newsagents today Labour List: 21 March Outsourcing fails public services – Tory Barnet ‘easyCouncil’ chaos is proof ‘Libraries have been privatised, slashing space and leaving them unstaffed up to…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 March 2018

Shoreham Herald: 4 March Lincolnshire | A new chapter for volunteer-run library in Burgh le Marsh https://www.shorehamherald.co.uk/whats-on/arts/a-new-chapter-for-volunteer-run-library-in-burgh-le-marsh-1-8401217 Gazette Live: 4 March Stockton | Under-threat library reopens after being given last-minute lifeline volunteer-run library https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/under-threat-library-reopens-after-14365966 NW Evening Mail: 4 March Cumbria County Councillor condemns plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February 2018

BBC News: 27 February Northamptonshire County Council plans to close 21 libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43214626 ITV News: 27 February £10m cuts plan to close libraries as Northamptonshire council hits ‘crisis point’ http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-02-27/10m-cuts-plan-to-close-libraries-as-northamptonshire-council-hits-crisis-point/ Local Government Chronicle: 27 February https://www.lgcplus.com/politics-and-policy/finance/northants-proposes-99m-more-savings-in-revised-budget/7023442.article Northampton Chronicle & Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2018

Lichfield Live: 20 February Staffordshire | Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2018/02/20/consultation-event-in-burntwood-to-showcase-proposals-to-use-technology-to-extend-library-opening-times/ Research Information: 20 February Librarians in top five professional groups for trustworthy information https://www.researchinformation.info/news/librarians-top-five-professional-groups-trustworthy-information Hereford Times: 20 February…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn’t Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led ‘libraries’ conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt–herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset | Campaign to save Highbridge Library from closure gathers pace http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-17-02-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2018

White Horse News: 13 February Wiltshire | Bratton Mobile Library continues http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2018/02/13/bratton-mobile-library-continues/ Warrington Guardian: 13 February Great Sankey Hub opens its doors for business http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15990423.Great_Sankey_Hub_opens_its_doors_for_business/ Reading Chronicle: 13 February Library opening hours across Reading could be cut under new council proposals http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/15990792.Library_opening_hours_could_be_cut_under_new_proposals/Inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2018

Stourbridge News: 25 January Staffordshire | Kinver Volunteer Bureau relocates to village library http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/15896758.Kinver_Volunteer_Bureau_relocates_to_village_library/ Royal Sutton News: 25 January Birmingham | FOLIO Sutton Coldfield Receives £17k Grant For Play Cafe Funding for equipment in FOLIO’s library play-café https://royalsuttonnews.uk/folio-play-cafe-grant-sutton-coldfield-charitable-trust-2473825456/ News Guardian:…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2018

The Bookseller: 23 January Somerset libraries under threat again https://www.thebookseller.com/news/somerset-libraries-under-threat-again-712236 Hastings Observer: 23 January East Sussex | Revamped Hastings library to open doors to the public in March https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/revamped-hastings-library-to-open-doors-to-the-public-in-march-1-8343927 Gloucestershire Live: 23 January £16,000 make-over brings all the comforts of…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January 2018

The Bookseller: 19 January On borrowed time? Could the decline in library services and book loans put the future of reading in jeopardy?. https://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/borrowed-time-711926 Lancashire Telegraph: 19 January Barrowford Library to reopen http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15866454.Barrowford_Library_to_reopen/ 2BR Lancashire: 19 January “Why is there…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2018

Bury Times: 11 January Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15821606.Bury_Council_is_giving_away_its_books_after_closing_10_libraries/ Bolton News: 11 January Appeal for volunteers and funds after takeover of community hub http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821617.Appeal_for_volunteers_and_funds_after_takeover_of_community_hub/ Press & Journal: 11 January Aberdeenshire | Campaigners looking for…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January 2018

The Bookseller: 9 January Hancock becomes culture secretary as Greening quits government https://www.thebookseller.com/news/hancock-new-culture-minister-greening-quits-government-704271 Stoke Sentinel: 9 January Consultation begins on future of Staffordshire libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/consultation-begins-future-staffordshire-libraries-1030446 St Albans & Harpenden Review: 9 January Herts County Council seek views on library services…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January 2018

The Bookseller: 8 January Government announces ‘hubs’ to boost children’s literacy Alan Gibbons quoted https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-pledges-703961 Burton Mail: 8 January Derbyshire | Schools’ library service could close down because so few have signed up https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/schools-library-service-could-close-1004224 Express & Star: 8 January Staffordshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2018

Liverpool Echo: 6 January Work to start ‘immediately’ on restoring derelict historic library http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/work-start-immediately-restoring-derelict-14120943 Lancashire Telegraph: 6 January Oswaldtwistle library reopening this month after successful campaign http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/hyndburn/15811726.Oswaldtwistle_library_reopening_this_month/ Brinkwire: 6 January Have your say as council cuts mean more Kirklees libraries…