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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:…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2018

BBC News: 10 February Trafford to be ‘first’ council scraps library late fees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43015919 ITV News: 10 February Fines on overdue library books to be dropped in Trafford http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2018-02-10/fines-on-overdue-library-books-to-be-dropped-in-trafford/ Denbighshire Free Press: 10 February Gwynedd | chapter for Bala Library…

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: 15 January 2018

The Bookseller: 15 January Library closures are a ‘disgrace’, says Daunt https://www.thebookseller.com/news/daunt-library-closures-are-disgrace-707681 Croydon Guardian: 15 January Council guarantees jobs of library staff after Carillion collapse http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15828282.Council_guarantees_jobs_of_library_staff_after_construction_giant_collapse/ Croydon Advertiser: 15 January Croydon libraries to be run by the council again to…

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: 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: 19 December 2017

The Bookseller: 19 December Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years https://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-book-spend-plummets-695991 Cambrian News: 19 December Ceredigion | Volunteers to take over library after U-turn http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118175 Dunbarton Reporter: 19 December West Dunbartonshire | Council launches consultation on proposed library…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 August 2017

The Bookseller: 24 August Library cuts planned in Wales and Lincolnshire http://www.thebookseller.com/news/more-planned-library-cuts-across-country-624126 Scunthorpe Telegraph: 24 August North Lincolnshire | £1m makeover set to give new lease of life to Scunthorpe Central Library http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/news/scunthorpe-news/1m-makeover-set-give-new-371265 Maidenhead Advertiser: 24 August Library staff assure…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 July

Bournemouth Echo: 31 July Library staff to see their pay reduced as part of jobs “realignment” Library manager pay scales to be brought in line with those in Poole. Agreed by union. http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15443222.Library_staff_to_see_their_pay_reduced_as_part_of_jobs__quot_realignment_quot_/ Lancashire Telegraph: 31 July Whalley Library set…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July

Westmorland Gazette: 13 July Lancashire | Bolton-le-Sands and Silverdale libraries on brink of new chapter today (Thursday) at Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/15401805.Bolton_le_Sands_and_Silverdale_libraries_on_brink_of_new_chapter_today__Thursday_/ Lancashire Evening Post: 13 July Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras http://www.lep.co.uk/news/cabinet-decision-due-on-reopening-libraries-and-fishergate-traffic-cameras-1-8647554…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 July

Ipswich Star: 11 July Suffolk | Ipswich’s Rosehill Library reopens after five-week closure for revamp South Wales Argus: 12 July Major works set for Maindee library in Newport Funding for the charity running library with volunteers received from Arts Council Wales…