Tag: refurbishment

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: 13 May 2018

Burton Mail: 13 May Have your say over three South Derbyshire libraries which face being taken over by community groups Scunthorpe Telegraph: 12 May North Lincolnshire | Take a tour around Scunthorpe Central Library following a £1m transformation The refurbishment…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April 2018

Warrington Guardian: 29 April Friends of Padgate Library group formed by residents http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/16186160.Friends_group_formed_to_support_Padgate_Library/ Cambrian News: 28 May Gwynedd |  Library reopens after facelift http://www.aberaeron-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120496

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April 2018

Herald Scotland: 17 April School library fund ‘not enough’ to cover cuts http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16163047.School_library_fund__not_enough__to_cover_cuts/ Denbighshire Free Press: 17 April St Asaph Library opens new chapter http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/16164089.St_Asaph_Library_opens_new_chapter/ Western Telegraph: 17 April Councillor defends plan to cut services in Pembroke ‘A Pembrokeshire County…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April 2018

The Press: 3 April Grand plans for York’s libraries http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16132235.Grand_plans_for_York_s_libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 3 April Redundancies made as library hours are slashed across North East Lincolnshire https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/redundancies-made-library-hours-slashed-1409214 Bexley Times: 3 April Sidcup group opposes plans to relocate library http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/sidcup-group-opposes-plans-to-relocate-library-1-5461054 This is…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 23 March East Sussex | Date announced for closure of seven libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/date-announced-for-closure-of-seven-libraries-1-8428997 Express & Star: 23 March Wolverhampton | Penn Library officially open again after £60,000 makeover https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/penn/2018/03/23/penn-library-officially-open-again-after-60000-makeover/ Derby Telegraph: 23 March Look which city library is…

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: 13 March 2018

ITV News: 13 March Council to discuss future of libraries in Northamptonshire http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2018-03-13/council-to-discuss-future-of-libraries-in-northamptonshire/ Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 13 March Tight timescale for groups hoping to run libraries in Northamptonshire revealed https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/tight-timescale-for-groups-hoping-to-run-libraries-in-northamptonshire-revealed-1-8414217 Diss Express: 13 March Suffolk | New chapter for Eye…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March 2018

The Bookseller: 5 March Northamptonshire Council is ‘failing in its legal duties’ with library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-complains-dcms-about-careless-cuts-northamptonshire-libraries-743291 Blackpool Gazette: 5 March Lancashire | Longer library hours but jobs put at risk https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/longer-library-hours-but-jobs-put-at-risk-1-9047691 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 5 March North Lincolnshire | Scunthorpe Central…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2018

LGA: 26 February Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will not protect under-pressure local services https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/extra-council-tax-income-201819-will-not-protect-under-pressure-local-services Oxfordshire Guardian: 26 February Spreading the word to encourage library use http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/spreading-the-word-to-encourage-library-use/ Bath Chronicle: 26 February Bath & NE Somerset | Staff sickness forces…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books Express & Star: 21 February Walsall library revamp to cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2018

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly: 19 February Somerset | Petition launched to save Highbridge Library from council cuts http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16031810.Petition_launched_to_save_Highbridge_Library_from_council_cuts/ Bath Echo: 19 February Bath & NE Somerset | New chapter for Saltford Library thanks to ‘forward-thinking’ community group https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/new-chapter-saltford-library-thanks-forward-thinking-community-group-77103/ Charity Today:…