Tag: public libraries

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: 12 August

Express & Star: 12 August £16.7 million more cuts coming to Sandwell Council Council leader warns that the council would look at bringing services, such as libraries, children’s centres and community centres, under one roof in some areas to save…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 August

Burnley Express: 9 August Lancashire | Veterans group to open new chapter at library The Veterans Association UK plans to take over the running of Pike Hill Library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/veterans-group-to-open-new-chapter-at-library-1-8693157 Bedford Today: 9 August Bedfordshire libraries to open for longer Open+…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August

The Guardian: 8 August Save your local! Should volunteers help keep our public libraries open? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/08/public-libraries-at-the-crossroads-should-volunteers-be-keeping-them-open  2BR News: 8 August Lancashire: Date set for library re-opening https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2349346/date-set-for-library-re-opening/ Nine libraries to re-open are Barrowford, Bolton-le-Sands, Burnley Campus, Freckleton, Fulwood, Lostock Hall, Oswaldtwistle,…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 August

The Bookseller: 2 August 2017 Government to investigate Barnet’s library provision http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-investigate-barnets-library-provision-607541 Sunderland Echo: 2 August 2017 Optimistic for Fulwell Community Library’s future Volunteer-led library opens http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/optimistic-for-fulwell-community-library-s-future-1-8682726

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August

Ham & High: 1 August Save Barnet Libraries campaign sees first victory after protest as culture ministry registers formal complaint http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/politics/save-barnet-libraries-campaign-sees-first-victory-after-protest-as-culture-ministry-registers-formal-complaint-1-5131185 Blackpool Gazette: 1 August Lancashire | Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open Thornton Library likely to reopen…