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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: 5 April 2018

The Argus: 5 April Brighton & Hove | Disappointment as library changes are given go ahead http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16138894.Disappointment_as_library_changes_are_given_go_ahead/ Derby Telegraph: 5 April Petition launched over plans to make cuts at 20 Derbyshire libraries https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-petition-oppose-library-cuts-1417524 Local Gov: 5 April Scotland | Councils…

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: 22 November 2017

Scottish Daily Record: 22 November Plan to cut West Dunbartonshire library opening hours by a third to save cash http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/plan-cut-west-dunbartonshire-library-11564426 Croydon Guardian; 22 November South Norwood could be getting a new library http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/15676338.South_Norwood_could_be_getting_a_new___500_000_library/ Croydon Advertiser: 22 November Council announces plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2017

Evening Telegraph: 21 November New library pass for Tayside ‘removes the barriers https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/trial-hopes-remove-barriers-using-library-services/ BBC News: 21 November Northampton | Children in ‘save Desborough library’ protest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-northamptonshire-42074836/children-in-save-desborough-library-protest Weston Mercury: 21 November North Somerset | Online criticism for probation meetings held in…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 November 2017

The Bookseller: 20 November PLR increases but drop in registered loans ‘disheartening’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-increases-82p-676751 The Bookseller: 20 November Scotland launches single library card pilot https://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-launches-single-library-card-pilot-676661 Eastbourne Herald: 20 November PHOTOS: Huge turnout at protest against Polegate Library closure http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/photos-huge-turnout-at-protest-against-polegate-library-closure-1-8254256 Lancashire Evening…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2017

BBC News: 17th November Single card pilot for Scottish libraries launched http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-42026465 Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 17 November Kirklees | Yet more library cuts threaten our children’s future http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/NEWS/15665537.Yet_more_library_cuts_threaten_our_children___s_future/ Dumbarton Reporter: 17 November New chapter for libraries as opening hours…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 November 2017

Get Reading: 7 November Plans for pool, library and 55 flats in Wokingham set to be approved http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/wokingham-carnival-pool-plans-flats-13863488 Bath Echo: 7 November Panel to review decision to move One Stop Shop to the Podium in Bath http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/panel-review-decision-move-one-stop-shop-podium-bath-75818/ Bath Chronicle: 7…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May

The Courier: 12 May Perth & Kinross | Libraries and museums experience upsurge in visitor numbers https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/424562/libraries-and-museums-experience-upsurge-in-visitor-numbers/ Scotland Herald: 12 May Urgent call for more school librarians to halt slide in literacy standards http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15281370.Urgent_call_for_more_school_librarians_to_halt_slide_in_literacy_standards/ The Shields Gazette: 12 May What…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 April

BBC News: 21 April Northern Ireland | Cuts to library stock and opening hours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39660480 4NI: 21 April Northern Ireland | Political Parties To Blame For Failure Of Libraries http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern-ireland-news/228604/political-parties-to-blame-for-failure-of-libraries Richmond and Twickenham Times: 21 April Richmond | A new…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April

Wigan Today: 19 April Questions remain on library reforms http://www.wigantoday.net/news/questions-remain-on-library-reforms-1-8499830 Romford Recorder: 19 April Proposal to build 62 homes and demolish former Rainham Library withdrawn http://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/proposal-to-build-62-homes-and-demolish-former-rainham-library-withdrawn-1-4981286 Belper News: 18 April Derbyshire | Council approve £16m plans for former factory site…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 April

Carnegie UK Trust : April 2017 Shining a Light Link to all publications http://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/shining-a-light/ The Herald : 10 April Scotland |More families ‘just about managing’ turn to libraries http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15213976.More_families___39_just_about_managing__39__turn_to_libraries/ BBC News : 10 April Scots ‘most likely’ to use public…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January

THE BOOKSELLER : 24th January Irvine Welsh backs campaign against Scottish library cuts The ‘Libraries Matter’ campaign, which will launch next month, will fight to keep libraries open in the run up to Scotland’s local government elections on 4th May. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/welsh-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-473986 Plymouth…

Library News Round-up: 19 September 2015

The Scotsman : 19th SeptemberLetter | Save our (school) libraries Dorothy Williams is Emeritus Professor of 
Information Science, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/letters/save-our-libraries-1-3891897The Scotsman : 18th SeptemberTrio of Scots writers back school library fight http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/arts/news/trio-of-scots-writers-back-school-library-fight-1-3889314The Scotsman : 17th SeptemberEditorial | Books are the key to education scroll down  http://www.scotsman.com/news/leaders-no-place-for-inflammatory-talk-in-indy-debate-1-3889902 … Hereford Times :…

Library News Round-up: 26 August 2015

On The Wight : 26th AugustLibraries are not a luxury and the council should reconsider approach say Friendshttp://onthewight.com/2015/08/26/libraries-are-not-a-luxury-and-the-council-should-reconsider-approach-say-friends/Shropshire Star : 26th AugustAction group formed to safeguard Ellesmere Library“Many people have serious reservations about the feasibility and practicalities of this project…

Library News Round-up: 25 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th AugustScotland pilots automatic child library membershiphttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-pilots-automatic-child-library-membership-309787BBC News : 25th AugustScotland | Pilot schemes to give all children automatic library membershipFrom 7 September, every baby registered in the Glasgow area will be given a library card by the registrar.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34048868Fife…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 June 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th June Authors speak out on Staffordshire libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-speak-out-staffordshire-libraries.html THE GUARDIAN : 30th June Warnings over public services as local councils face funding shortfalls Councils facing a funding gap of £5.8bn to March 2016, which could put…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th February 2014

Louth Leader : 14th February Save Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners express their support for library staff http://www.louthleader.co.uk/news/local/save-lincolnshire-libraries-campaigners-express-their-support-1-5878123 BBC News : 14th February Dumfries & Galloway | Wigtown campaigners fight cut in book town library hours From April, opening hours are set to go…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd January 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd January £12m library plan for Westminster gets go-ahead https://www.thebookseller.com/news/%C2%A312m-library-plan-westminster-gets-go-ahead.html Birmingham Mail : 23rd January Four Birmingham libraries facing closure because of budget cuts  http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/four-birmingham-libraries-facing-closure-6556612 The Star : 23rd January Town Hall ‘hid library review’ http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/town-hall-hid-library-review-1-6390593 Herald…