Tag Archive for School Libraries

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Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 1 December Outdated books and no librarians – schools turn to volunteers as tight budgets risk damaging libraries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…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June

The Guardian: 1 June UK desperately needs new volunteers to fill yawning gaps in public services https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/jun/01/volunteers-week-volunteering-austerity-cuts ITV News: 1 June Funding cuts threaten South Tyneside libraries http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-06-01/funding-cuts-threaten-south-tyneside-libraries/ Chronicle Live: 1 June Future of four libraries at risk of closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May

Hartlepool Mail: 25 May Durham | Council fits up leisure centre for new library http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/council-fits-up-leisure-centre-for-new-library-1-8560884 Northumberland Gazette: 25 May LIBRARY: Funding must be increased ‘It appears that the reason for the plight of libraries in schools, and in general, is because…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 March

Windsor Observer : 27 March New mobile library plan http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/ Bournemouth Echo : 27 March Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/  The National : 27 March Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2016

The Guardian : 21 November School libraries are a good thing: it’s official https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/nov/21/chris-riddell-libraries-schools-children-reading-booktrust The Big Issue : 21 November Alan Bennett Interview | “One of the real regrets in my life is that I have never kept a donkey” …

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2016

Leicester Mercury : 13 November ‘Wow – just wow’: People power saves Leicester library  decision to keep the status quo http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/wow-just-wow-people-power-saves-leicester-library/story-29891419-detail/story.html Cornish Times : 13 November Library changes debated  http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107392&headline=Library%20changes%20debated&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 The Guardian : 14 November Children’s laureates demand UK government…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th September ‘War on social cohesion’: Finch slams community cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-president-reveals-pressures-community-volunteers-390726 Edinburgh Evening News : 8th September Chris Riddell: Libraries play vital role helping children find the perfect book to read for pleasure http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/chris-riddell-libraries-play-vital-role-in-helping-children-find-the-perfect-book-to-read-for-pleasure-1-4224564 Gazette Series :…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2016

Medley of Extemporanea : 5th September V for Volunteer – a dystopian reality https://dawnfinch.co.uk/2016/09/05/v-for-volunteer-a-dystopian-reality/ THE GUARDIAN : 6th September Julia Donaldson protests to Nicola Sturgeon about axing of school librarians https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/06/julia-donaldson-nicola-sturgeon-argyll-and-bute-school-librarians THE BOOKSELLER : 6th September Donaldson criticises school library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June 2016

Reading Educator : 9th June Why Cilip’s ‘kite mark’ will crash and burn https://readingeducator.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/why-cilips-kite-mark-will-crash-and-burn/ Cambridge News : 9th June Backlash as cash-strapped Cambridgeshire County Council bring in £1 charge on book reservations http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Backlash-cash-strapped-Cambridgeshire-County/story-29380072-detail/story.html The Argus : 9th June Greens and…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 May 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th May Poet to petition Sadiq Khan over Library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/poet-petition-sadiq-khan-over-library-closures-329815 Leon’s Library Blog : 16th May Libraries Deliver …. Social Justice? An extract from the response by The Network to Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th April Saving libraries from cuts is crucial, say UK readers in survey http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/apr/13/saving-libraries-from-cuts-is-crucial-say-uk-readers-in-survey BBC News : 13th April Dorset school library service scrapped http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36036354 PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1416 Library News | Hove’s Carnegie Library Available in newsagents…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 April 2016

Public Libraries News : 7th April Editorial | The other 11% are misinformed:  89% say public libraries are crucial http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/04/the-other-11-are-misinformed-89-say-public-libraries-are-crucial.html Doughty Street Chambers : 6th April High Court quashes decision to close Shropshire Library http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/news/article/high-court-quashes-decision-to-close-shropshire-library THE BOOKSELLER : 7th April Teachers’ union…