Tag: School Libraries

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: 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: 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…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 1 December Letter | Betrayal over library Shirley Burnham’s letter http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/15696159.Letters__Friday__December_1__2017/ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 1 December Outdated books and no librarians – schools turn to volunteers as tight budgets risk damaging libraries http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-schools-turning-to-help-of-parents-and-teachers-to-staff-and-stock-libraries-as-budgets-tighten-1-5303281 Eastbourne Herald: 1 December East…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2017

Keighley News: 30 November Bradford | “Keighley Library and Cliffe Castle Museum safe from closure” – council leader http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15691536._Keighley_Library_and_Cliffe_Castle_Museum_safe_from_closure____council_leader/ Ilkley Gazette: 30 November Bradford | Further council cuts on the way in bid to save £30m by 2020 Biggest cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2017

Craven Herald: 23 November Lancashire | Earby Library a step closer to re-opening http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15671651.Earby_Library_a_step_closer_to_re_opening/ St Helens Star: 23 November Central library to remain closed until further notice http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15679129.Central_library_to_remain_closed_until_further_notice/ The Bookseller: 23 November Pullman and Gaiman back school library campaign https://www.thebookseller.com/news/pullman-and-blackman-back-school-library-campaign-678571 BBC…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 August 2017

The Guardian: 26 August Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/27/blood-bookworms-bosoms-and-bottoms-the-secret-life-of-libraries Dorset Echo: 27 August Friends of Weymouth Library (FOWL) has launched a new website to enhance their work http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15490696.___We_needed_an_e_presence____Volunteers_launch_new_website_to_support_library/ Bath Chronicle: 27 August LETTER: Let’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 August 2017

  Bury Times: 17 August Walshaw Sports Club steps up to help The Friends of Tottington Library £500 donated http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15474515.Sports_club_steps_up_to_help_library_in_quest_to_remain_open/     i News: 17 August It matters that school libraries are closing – not just for reading but for…