Tag: reduced opening hours

Libraries News Round-up: 28 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th July Derby plans to hand 11 libraries over to volunteers http://www.thebookseller.com/news/derby-plans-hand-11-libraries-over-volunteers-369256 Accrington Observer : 28th July MP enlisted David Cameron in talks to save our libraries http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/news/mp-enlisted-david-cameron-talks-11673663 Huffington Post : 28th July Last of the Rare…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 June 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 28th June Lancashire | Mum’s library plea as fight hits parliament autistic daughter http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/our-region/wyre/cleveleys/mum-s-library-plea-as-fight-hits-parliament-1-7985305 Brixton Blog : 28th June Lambeth library campaigners plan Rec protest http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-protest-rec/38604 Lurgan Mail : 28th June NI | Protest at cuts to Lurgan library…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 June 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 7th June Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory  http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jun/07/care-home-residents-dementia-life-changing-power-of-library Socialist Worker : 7th June Strike planned for libraries in Barnet  https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/42874/Strike+planned+for+libraries+in+Barnet North London Newspapers : 7th June Barnet | Council calls on communities to run…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 June 2016

Carrick Times : 6th June NI | Protest called against cuts to Carrick Library opening hours http://www.carrickfergustimes.co.uk/news/carrickfergus-news/protest-called-against-cuts-to-carrick-library-opening-hours-1-7417322 Gazette Live : 5th June Stockton | Pensioner forced to stand outside Fairfield Library to petition against its closure http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/pensioner-forced-stand-outside-fairfield-11429372 Shropshire Star : 5th June Shropshire Council…

Library News Round-up: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers with drastically…

Library News Round-up: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…

Library News Round-up: 26 October 2014

Barnet UNISON : 26th OctoberBarnet UNISON response to outsourcing Library proposalbarnetunison.me.uk/?q=node/1436 Also at Don’t Privatise Librarieshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/barnet-unison-response-to-outsourcing.htmlBoston Target : 26th OctoberLincolnshire library staff face threats of violence and drunks“These kinds of incidents are extremely rare in our smaller libraries, and it would be…

Library News Round-up: 11 October 2014

Hereford Times : 10th OctoberLetter | Herefordshire | Presiding over library shambleshttp://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11518884.Presiding_over_library_shambles/View from Online : 10th OctoberSouth Somerset | Council to consider future of libraries with ‘no plans to close any buildings’http://www.viewfrompublishing.co.uk/news_view/33924/3/1/south-somerset-council-to-consider-futureHorncastle News : 10th OctoberLetter | Lincolnshire council can save money by binning County Newshttp://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-lincolnshire-council-can-save-money-by-binning-county-news-1-6348321 Cornish Guardian…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th SeptemberPrisoners get better libraries than public, says ToryPrisoners are “far better served” by library facilities than the general public, an MP has claimed.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11085562/Prisoners-get-better-libraries-than-public-says-Tory.htmlCo-op News : 9th SeptemberHow co-ops can start an information revolution“as local authorities cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 August 2014

Southend Standard : 22nd AugustVictory in library cuts battleThe future of Southend’s libraries looks secure after plans emerged to keep at least one paid member of staff in each one. http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/11426372.Victory_in_library_cuts_battle/Express & Echo : 22nd August Union warns Devon County Council…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 May 2014

Save Croydon Libraries : 30th May Carillion’s Curse…part 1   http://soslibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/carillions-cursepart-1.html The Echo : 30th May ‘Rainbow coalition’ could scrap Tory schemes Controversial plans to build a seawall in Shoebury, close care homes and remove librarians could be scrapped under a new rainbow…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th April 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th April Shadow culture minister condemns Lincolnshire library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/shadow-culture-minister-condemns-lincolnshire-library-cuts.html Lincolnshire Echo : 15th October Helen Goodman MP: plan to axe 30 Lincolnshire libraries is “disgraceful” http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Helen-Goodman-MP-plan-axe-30-Lincolnshire/story-20959902-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 15th April Slideshow of photos http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Helen-Goodman-MP-plan-axe-30-Lincolnshire/story-20959902-detail/story.html The Lincolnite:…

Libraries News Round-up: 26th March 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th March CILIP urges Cable to implement copyright reforms http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-urges-cable-implement-copyright-reforms.html THE GUARDIAN : 26th March How US libraries are becoming community problem solvers  I’ve followed conversations about the future of UK public libraries with a mixture of…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th March 2014

DCMS : 24th March Library comparison reports published We have commissioned a comprehensive set of benchmarking reports, for a second year running, which are published today.  Some LAs not listed https://www.gov.uk/government/news/library-comparison-reports-published  THE BOOKSELLER : 24th March Four Newcastle libraries to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th February 2014

Gov.uk : 13th February Consultation on the extension of the Public Lending Right to Rights of holders of books in non-print formats https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consultation-on-the-extension-of-the-public-lending-right-to-rights-of-holders-of-books-in-non-print-formats Sleaford Standard : 15th February Reduction in village library’s opening hours on the horizon Opening hours at…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th February 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 7th February A local cheer for National Libraries Day The branch library around the corner is a shining example of why the resource is so vital across the country http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/feb/07/local-national-libraries-day-branch-vital THE BOOKSELLER : 7th February Liverpool library…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd January 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd January UK councils found to benefit from half a million hours of unpaid labour Bexley council said many of its unpaid placements were in library services, where paid positions were lost in 2012. http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/02/councils-benefit-half-a-million-hours-unpaid-labour-foi-request DAILY TELEGRAPH…

Libraries News Round-up: 29th December 2013

Northern Echo : 29th December Reduced opening hours at libraries in borough of Stockton in new year http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/teesvalley/hartlepool/10903254.Reduced_opening_hours_at_libraries_in_borough_of_Stockton_in_near_year_/ Public Libraries News : 27th December Changes in branch numbers 2007/8 to 2012/13 http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/12/changes-in-branch-numbers-20078-to-201213.html Haringey Independent : 28th December Haringey Borough Council…