Tag: public libraries

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2018

Knutsford Guardian: 5 January Cheshire East | ‘No plan to close Holmes Chapel Library at this time’, council told http://www.knutsfordguardian.co.uk/news/15807887._No_plan_to_close_Holmes_Chapel_Library_at_this_time___council_told/ Harrow Times: 5 January Kenton Library closed ‘til March 1 for renovation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15810983.Library_undergoes_two_month_renovation/

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2018

The Bookseller: 4 January DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library https://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-investigating-threatened-darlington-library-702146 Pocklington Post: 4 January East Riding of Yorkshire | Village library to close for revamp https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/village-library-to-close-for-revamp-1-8939078 Scotland Herald: 4 January Figures show growing ‘culture gap’ between rich and poor Scots…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2018

The Bookseller: 2 January Leadsom vows to campaign for ‘sustainable future’ of libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/andrea-leadsom-visits-brackley-library-698976 Banbury Guardian: 2 January Northants | Nine-year-old shows MP ‘how great Brackley Library is’ as campaign against cutbacks continues https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/nine-year-old-shows-mp-how-great-brackley-library-is-as-campaign-against-cutbacks-continues-1-8312148 Oxfordshire Guardian: 2 January New chapter…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 January 2018

Leon’s Library blog: 1 January Review of Public Libraries 2017 https://leonslibraryblog.com/2018/01/01/review-of-public-libraries-2017/ Weston Mercury:1 January North Somerset | Two libraries to shut temporarily to instal new entry card system http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/worle-library-and-yatton-library-opening-hours-to-change-1-5336999

Libraries News Round-up: 26 December 2017

Newbury Today: 22 December West Berkshire | Campaigners fight to re-open library https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/23153/campaigners-fight-to-re-open-library.html News Guardian: 25 December Letters to the Editor | RESOURCES: Libraries to be treasured https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/resources-libraries-to-be-treasured-1-8920541 Gazette & Herald: 26 December North Yorkshire | Library volunteers celebrate success…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2017

BBC News: 17 December Northumberland | Council deal secures future of Alnwick’s Playhouse theatre Community hub to be created, including a library http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-42383921 Your Thurrock: 17 December Plans for a new community hub in Aveley a step closer To include…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 December 2017

Leigh Journal: 16 December Wigan | Library volunteers feel ‘squeezed out’ after service changes http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/15774440.Library_volunteers_feel__squeezed_out__after_service_changes/ Thurrock Gazette: 16 December New facilities announced for Aveley Community Hub Includes a self-serve library http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/NEWS/15776348.New_facilities_announced_for_community_centre/

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2017

The Guardian: 15 December The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/15/tories-libraries-social-mobility-conservative Hull Daily Mail: 15 December ‘It’s a no-brainer’: Fantastic plans for East Park’s cafe set to go ahead The pavilion, which stands…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 14 December Dunbartonshire | MSP slams council plans to cut library opening times http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/msp-slams-council-plans-cut-11688816 Northern Echo: 14 December Complaints about cost of Crown Street Library court case are ‘silly’, says Darlington councillor http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15771359.Complaints_about_cost_of_library_court_case_are__silly___says_councillor/ Ilkley Gazette: 14 December…