Tag: Sheffield libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Library closures ‘will double unless immediate action is taken’ https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/12/library-closures-will-double-unless-immediate-action-is-taken?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 12th December Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38289200 Libraries Taskforce : 12th December Yarm Library co-locates with Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2016

Sutton Coldfield Local : 24th November Michael Morpurgo voices his support for library campaign http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/michael-morpurgo-supports-library-campaign-225062/ The Star : 24th November Plan to keep funding volunteer-run Sheffield libraries until 2020 http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/plan-to-keep-funding-volunteer-run-sheffield-libraries-until-2020-1-8257273 Harrogate Informer : 24th November North Yorkshire | New chapter about to…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 July 2016

Brixton Blog : 19th July Lambeth | Carnegie trust won’t back council library planning application http://www.brixtonblog.com/carnegie-library-trust-council-planning-application/39252 The Star : 19th July Letter | The library policy failed http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/the-library-policy-failed-1-8021045 Lancashire Evening Press : 14th July Lancashire County Council underspent by more than half a million…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 May 2016

New > LIBRARIES TASKFORCE : 25th May https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/05/25/a-shared-vision-for-public-libraries/ THE GUARDIAN : 25th May Simon Cowell gets star advice on plan to write children’s book https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/25/simon-cowell-advice-write-childrens-book-michael-rosen-philip-ardagh West Leeds Dispatch : 25th May A postcard from Alan Bennett to Armley Library http://westleedsdispatch.com/read-postcard-alan-bennett-armley-library/ Brixton…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 May 2016

Sheffield Star : 5th May Letter | We need the librarians http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/your-say/we-need-the-librarians-1-7893154 Lytham St Annes Express : 5th May Lancashire | Library plans out this week http://www.lythamstannesexpress.co.uk/news/library-plans-out-this-week-1-7893459 THE BOOKSELLER : 4th May Stephen Fry: ‘Libraries save lives’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/fry-libraries-save-lives-328111 Blackpool Gazette : 4th May Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1417 Library News | DCMS + Lambeth and Lincolnshire Available now in newsagents Fleetwood Today : 27th April Lancashire | Political row over libraries protest in Wyre http://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/news/local/political-row-over-libraries-protest-in-wyre-1-7879761 BBC News : 27th April Listed Walkley Library in Sheffield to house bar http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36143741…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2016

Juice Radio : 26th April Plans to merge Hove library with its museum have been put on hold https://www.juicebrighton.com/news/brighton-news/1964365/breaking-hove-library-decision-deferred/ Sheffield Telegraph : 26th April Volunteers put in £1m of time running Sheffield libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteers-put-in-1m-of-time-running-sheffield-libraries-1-7874247 The Star : 26th April Letter | They…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2016

The Star : 28th FebruaryVolunteers to take over one of last Sheffield Council run library services http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/volunteers-to-take-over-one-of-last-sheffield-council-run-library-services-1-7753753 Shropshire Star : 28th February More libraries set to stay open under Telford council cuts trasnfer to parish councils & community groups http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2016/02/28/more-libraries-set-to-stay-open-under-telford-council-cuts/ Swindon Advertiser…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th February Letters : Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool; Cllr Iain Malcolm Leader, South Tyneside council; Zoe Ainsworth-Grigg, Taunton, Somerset; and  Shareen Campbell Swindon, Wiltshire http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/feb/12/hard-hit-northern-councils-hit-back-over-tory-slush-fund Sheffield Telegraph : 12th February Book loans drop by one-third at Sheffield’s volunteer-run libraries http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/book-loans-drop-by-one-third-at-sheffield-s-volunteer-run-libraries-1-7729070 Swindon Advertiser : 12th…

Library News Round-up: 12 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th AugustBirmingham Council confirms ‘pause’ on library book fund + Laura Swaffield, The Library Campaign, is quotedhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/birmingham-council-confirms-pause-book-fund-309270 Birmingham MailBirmingham libraries banned from buying new books by city councilhttp://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/birmingham-libraries-banned-buying-new-9842985 BBC News : 12th AugustBirmingham libraries stop buying bookshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-33878844THE BOOKSELLER : 12th…

Library News Round-up: 10 March 2015

Public Libraries News : 10th MarchEditorial | Ed Vaizey: “there appear to be no grounds on which he would intervene in libraries ”http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/03/ed-vaizey-there-appear-to-be-no-grounds-on-which-he-would-intervene-in-libraries.htmlDCMS : 9th MarchLetter | Local Inquiry into Library Provision in Sheffieldhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9r-dNr4kPL0T1ZRX1VYV2sxUlk/view?pli=1Leon’s Library Blog : 9th MarchSupport Libraries, support public serviceshttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/03/09/support-libraries-support-public-services/ Ledbury Reporter :…

Library News Round-up: 10 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCelebration and protest marks National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/celebration-and-protest-marks-national-libraries-day THE BOOKSELLER : 9th FebruaryCardiff’s ‘strong message’ on National Libraries Day http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cardiffs-strong-message-national-libraries-day Wales Online : 10th FebruaryCardiff libraries saved as people power wins the day – Plan to axe funding for 7 libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 7 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 7th FebruaryNumber of library visitors falls by 40 million in four years as austerity measures force closures According to research by the House of Commons Library commissioned by the Labour Partyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/number-of-library-visitors-falls-by-40-million-in-four-years-as-austerity-measures-force-closures-10029860.htmlNationalLibrariesDay.org : 7th FebruaryCathy Cassidy | Libraries belong to usThere is…

Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 25 January 2015

Pedronicus UK : 25th JanuaryThe crisis in UK public libraries – A Beeching moment ?https://pedronicusuk.wordpress.com/2015/01/25/the-crisis-in-uk-public-libraries-a-beeching-moment/ Lincolnshire Echo : 25th JanuaryLetter | Lincolnshire County Council defies consultationfrom Liz Waterland, Chair, Friends of Deeping Libraryhttp://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-Lincolnshire-County-Council-defies/story-25907881-detail/story.html Stamford Mercury : 25th JanuaryFriends of Deepings Library to lobby councillors…

Library News Round-up: 21 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE  Issue No. 1384Library News | Swansea “book clubs”In all good newsagents Public Libraries News : 20th JanuaryEditorial | Trafford, Lincs, Staffs, Cardiff … everywhere, reallyincludes a contribution from Brian Ashley with his views on the Libraries Taskforce, etc.  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/01/trafford-lincs-staffs-cardiff-everywhere-really.htmlThe Star : 20th JanuarySheffield…

Library News Round-up: 18 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 18th DecemberExperts demand urgent overhaul of England’s public library service http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/18/experts-demand-urgent-overhaul-of-englands-public-library-serviceTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th DecemberSieghart: on the moneyhttp://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/sieghart-moneyTHE BOOKSELLER : 18th DecemberGovernment must fund digital resource for libraries, says Siegharthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-must-fund-digital-resource-libraries-says-sieghartFINANCIAL TIMES : 18th DecemberCouncil grant cuts ‘fair’, says…

Library News Round-up: 17 November 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 17th NovemberNeil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural ‘seed corn’http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/17/neil-gaiman-libraries-are-cultural-seed-cornBooktrust : 17th NovemberPhilip Ardagh | Libraries, love letters, starfish and face fungushttp://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/writing/online-writer-in-residence/blog/797Daily Echo : 17th NovemberSouthampton | Campaign to save under threat city library“If the libraries go, where do the children go?” http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/11605419.Campaign_to_save_under_threat_city_library/ London Borough…