Tag: refurbishment

Libraries news round-up: 29 October 2018

Morning Star: 29 October Shadow chancellor says the government’s claim to have ended austerity doesn’t add up “… over 500 libraries and children’s centres are set to be closed.” Local Guardian: 29 October Surrey launches five consultations amid plans to…

Libraries news round-up: 24 October 2018

Worcester News: 24 October Locals would share St John’s library with Costa or Starbucks to keep it open Worcester Observer: 24 October Brewing up a lifeline for library facing axe Worcester News: 24 October LETTER OF THE DAY: Dismay over…

Libraries news round-up: 23 October 2018

The Guardian: 23 October Dear Damian Hinds, What’s so difficult about giving every child a library ticket? | Michael Rosen Yet another report has shown children who read for pleasure are at an advantage. Yet many children still don’t have…

Libraries news round-up: 22 October 2018

Evening Times: 22 October Glasgow | Cardonald Library re-opens after near £1 million makeover The Star: 22 October Group committed to providing ‘vibrant community hub’ after bar company pulls out of Sheffield library plans My Welshpool: 22 October Powys |…

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…

Libraries news round-up: 5 September 2018

Newbury Today: 5 September West Berkshire | Councillor says that libraries can be maintained despite £1.4m cost Brixton Buzz: 5 September Lambeth’s Libraries – What Future? Public meeting in Brixton, Sat 8th Sept, 2pm The Courier: 5 September Angus |…

Libraries news round-up: 4 September 2018

Lynne News: 4 September Norfolk | Security guards brought in to make King’s Lynn Library safer Northern Echo: 4 September Darlington Library: Your comments after council decides to keep facility open Northern Echo: 4 September Darlington Library U-turn: Your questions…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 18 July 2018

Stoke Sentinel: 18 July FOUR more Staffordshire libraries set to be transferred to community groups… is yours affected? Warrington Worldwide: 18 July Residents asked to donate £10 to keep library open This is the West Country: 18 July Deadline looming…

Libraries news round-up: 10 July 2018

Hereford Times: 9 July Council leaders to explore outsourcing options for libraries, museums and archives East London & West Essex Guardian: 10 July Waltham Forest | Wood Street library to be demolished, new one planned for Marlowe Road Yellow Advertiser:…

Libraries news round-up: 2 July 2018

Bexley Times: 2 July Relocation of Sidcup library given the green light West Bridgford Wire: 2 July Ruddington among libraries refurbished and modernised in Notts Yorkshire Coast Radio: 2 July Filey Library to Open Next Week Dumbarton & Vale of…

Libraries news round-up: 25 June 2018

The Guardian: 25 June Do libraries run by volunteers check out? More than 100 comments   Northern Echo: 25 June Letters: Thanks to the Friends of Darlington Library   Scottish Daily Record: 25 June West Dunbartonshire | One Stop Shop…

Libraries news round-up: 19 June 2018

The Guardian: 19 June Thousands of public buildings and spaces in England sold off a year  The Times: 19 June Libraries, pools and parks are sold off to developers The Mirror: 19 June Thousands of public buildings and community spaces…

Libraries news round-up: 14 June 2018

North Somerset Times: 14 June Town council to take on library? Nailsea Town Council is considering taking over its library to protect the service from cutbacks. The cuts also affect Clevedon library which could move to smaller premises and Long Ashton,…

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: 18 May 2018

The Guardian: 18 May Somerset | Tory council at risk of bankruptcy calls for funding system fix Somerset county to close two-thirds of Sure Start children’s centres and half of libraries Welwyn Hatfield Times: 18 May Hertfordshire County Council funding…

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