Tag: School Libraries

Libraries news round-up: 14 October 2018

Dorset Echo: 14 October Voices: In an age of misinformation we should turn back to books  Scottish Sun: 14 October Libraries dying out in Scottish schools despite being key to kids’ future School libraries are dying out despite being key…

Libraries news round-up: 10 September 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 10 September Changes at Northamptonshire libraries despite review pause Northern Echo: 10 September Letters special: Darlington library move U-turn TES: 10 September ‘Use inspectors to improve school libraries’ Holyrood: 10 September National strategy for school libraries

Libraries news round-up: 8 September 2018

BBC News: 8 September Children help shape “dynamic” national school library strategy STV News: 8 September Children help create new national library strategy Radio Borders: 8 September All Scottish pupils to have access to “dynamic” school libraries Cotswold Journal: 8…

Libraries news round-up: 6 September 2018

The Guardian: 6 September Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell on why we need libraries – an essay in pictures Wisbach Standard: 6 September Computer charges in Cambridgeshire libraries sees people using them drop by 75 per cent Grimsby Live: 6…

Libraries news round-up: 31 July 2018

BBC: 31 July Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister Grimsby Telegraph: 31 July North Lincolnshire | Work to begin on new £2m leisure, library and wellbeing hub Waltham Forest Echo: 31 July Libraries decision called into question…

Libraries news round-up: 28 June 2018

  The Times: 28 June Teenagers locked out of libraries as cash-strapped councils cut staff   Border Telegraph: 28 June Scottish Borders | School library concerns raised in Holyrood   Exmouth Journal: 28 June Devon | Topsham’s new community hub…

Libraries news round-up: 17 June 2018

The Guardian: 17 June Opinion | The Guardian view on books for all: libraries give us power “Public libraries have been remorselessly attacked as public finances shrink. They have lost books, staff, opening hours and whole branches. More than 400…

Libraries news round-up: 16 June 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 16 June No Plan B: The Closure of a School Library Service – by Elizabeth Roberts Elizabeth is a former staff member of the Walsall Schools Library Support Service which sadly closed in March this year. Renfrewshire News:…

Libraries news round-up: 15 June 2018

Northern Echo: 15 June Save Darlington’s Crown Street Library: Campaigners’ case returns to the High Court Two-day hearing starts on Monday Northern Echo: 15 June Letters: Hopes judicial review will fall in favour of Darlington library staying put Swindon Advertiser:…

Libraries news round-up: 13 June 2018

BBC News: 13 June Scotland | Union concern over a plan to use pupils to run school libraries Peeblesshire News: 13 June Parents anger at their library used as misrepresented example PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1472 Library News (p.35) Librarians…

Libraries news round-up: 10 June 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 June Somerset | Last chance to have your say: Highbridge Library consultation to end Grantham Journal: 10 June Lincolnshire | Former Allington village surgery transformed into library East Anglian Daily Times: 10 June New figures reveal rapid rise…

Libraries news round-up: 8 June 2018

Brixton Buzz: 8 June Lambeth Council wants to spend an extra £1M+ on the Carnegie book-ish gym at Herne Hill Barnet Times: 8 June Barnet’s youth assembly wants better libraries Brent & Kilburn Times: 8 June Brent | Malorees School…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2018

Open Democracy: 27 April Public libraries are vital to local communities – Labour must fight to defend them written by Alan Wylie https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-wylie/public-libraries-are-vital-to-local-communities-labour-must-fight-to-defend-them  Eastbourne Herald: 27 April East Sussex | Both libraries need support https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/both-libraries-need-support-1-8477865 Barnet Times: 27 April Barnet…

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: 2 April 2018

TES: 2 April Infant pupils ‘swiping left’ when they pick up books Motion proposed at NUT conference https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/infant-pupils-swiping-left-when-they-pick-books i News: 2 April Children are picking up books and ‘trying to swipe left’ teachers told, as concern for future of local…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2018

Wales Online: 15 March Carmarthenshire | A brand new fleet of mobile libraries is too low for tall people to stand upright in, a union has claimed https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/brand-new-fleet-mobile-libraries-14417576 Express & Star:15 March Staffordshire | Campaigners fighting to save village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2018

Yorkshire Post: 28 February GP Taylor: How did ‘library’ become a dirty word in schools? https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/gp-taylor-how-did-library-become-a-dity-word-in-schools-1-9039004 BBC News: 28 February Northamptonshire County Council backs £40m budget cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43226339 Northampton Chronicle: 28 February BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire County Council approves plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January 2018

The Guardian: 17 January London libraries assess impact of Carillion collapse https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/17/london-libraries-assess-impact-of-carillion-collapse Public Finance: 17 January Public sector looks for ways to plug gap left by Carillion http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2018/01/public-sector-looks-ways-plug-gap-left-carillion The Bookseller: 17 January Library groups call for inquiry after Carillion collapse…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2017

Express & Star: 6 December Walsall’s Central Library to shut for 10 months in £4.3m revamp The work will see Central Library redesigned as a ‘hub’, incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/12/06/library-to-shut-for-ten-months/ Shropshire Star:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 December 2017

The Bookseller: 5 December Kenilworth Books takes fight for libraries to Theresa May https://www.thebookseller.com/news/kenilworth-books-takes-fight-libraries-theresa-may-684861 Stoke Sentinel: 5 December Staffordshire | Chance to have say on future of local libraries http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/chance-say-future-local-libraries-847726 TES: 5 December Pirls rankings: England’s primary pupils rise to joint 8th in world…