Tag: Sheffield

Libraries news round-up: 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support Redditch Advertiser: 30 October Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched The Star: 30 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 22 October 2018

Evening Times: 22 October Glasgow | Cardonald Library re-opens after near £1 million makeover The Star: 22 October Group committed to providing ‘vibrant community hub’ after bar company pulls out of Sheffield library plans My Welshpool: 22 October Powys |…

Libraries news round-up: 19 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 19 October Newcastle | Meet the Fenham residents backing divisive plans for an addiction recovery hub at their library Chronicle Live: 19 October Opening of controversial addiction recovery hub at Newcastle library is DELAYED The Scotsman: 19 October…

Libraries news round-up: 2 October 2018

Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 2 October A report going to scrutiny will show, ‘after moving over to being run by community groups rather than by the Council, many of Bradford’s libraries are now thriving.’  The Star: 2 October Sheffield |…

Libraries news round-up: 12 September 2018

Northern Echo: 11 September Move to retain Darlington’s Crown Street library endorsed by council leaders Northern Echo: 11 September Letters: Darlington library move debacle an inexcusable and expensive mess Chew Valley Gazette: 11 September Bath & NE Somerset | Bishop…

Libraries news round-up: 28 August 2018

The Star: 28 August “I dread to think what the future holds for Sheffield libraries” The Star: 28 August Sheffield | Your Say | Well done Lee Pearce (second letter in list) Reader letter with concerns about volunteer-run libraries Wales…

Libraries news round-up: 22 August 2018

The Bookseller: 22 August Government slams CIPFA library data as ‘flawed’ and ‘unusable’ The Star: 22 August Sheffield | “The library has put the heart back into Greenhill” Bury Times: 22 August Community group’s long-awaited takeover of Dumers Lane library…

Libraries news round-up: 21 August 2018

The Star: 21 August Sheffield | The real library borrowing figures at voluntary libraries Doncaster Free Press: 21 August New £14m Doncaster library and museum gets green light but councillors issue concerns Huddersfield Examiner: 21 August Kirklees Council agree to…

Libraries news round-up: 10 August 2018

The Star: 10 August Bid to boost Sheffield library membership after figures show fall in book borrowing East Lothian Courier: 10 August Lack of consultation over Prestonpans Library change is criticised Blog Preston: 10 August Lancashire | Bamber Bridge library…

Libraries news round-up: 10 July 2018

Hereford Times: 9 July Council leaders to explore outsourcing options for libraries, museums and archives East London & West Essex Guardian: 10 July Waltham Forest | Wood Street library to be demolished, new one planned for Marlowe Road Yellow Advertiser:…

Libraries news round-up: 17 May 2018

York Press: 17 May More cafes planned for libraries Wales Online: 17 May Services have been ‘cut to the bone’ in Carmarthenshire, the council leader has claimed Reading Chronicle: 17 May Reading Borough Council revealed the project to transform Southcote…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn’t Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led ‘libraries’ conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt–herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset | Campaign to save Highbridge Library from closure gathers pace http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-17-02-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 December 2017

The Bookseller:11 December Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-library-figures-687596 The Guardian: 11 December Figures show children worst hit by library cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/11/figures-show-children-worst-hit-by-library-cuts Public Finance: 11 December Council spending on libraries cut by £66m last year http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2017/12/council-spending-libraries-cut-ps66m-last-year LocalGov:…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2017

The Star: 7 December Moving beyond hotel plan with library and arts centre vision in Sheffield city centre https://www.thestar.co.uk/whats-on/out-and-about/moving-beyond-hotel-plan-with-library-and-arts-centre-vision-in-sheffield-city-centre-1-8895558 The Northern Echo: 7 December Gateshead Council scraps computer charge in libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15705728.Council_scraps_computer_charge_in_libraries/ Warrington Guardian: 7 December ‘We didn’t give up’…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 October 2017

Banbury Guardian: 27 October Northants | ‘Disaster’: Group slams plan to close Middleton Cheney Library as consultation opens http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/disaster-group-slams-plan-to-close-middleton-cheney-library-as-consultation-opens-1-8217219 The Star: 27 October The Star Looks at Sheffield’s Libraries: More than just books as Upperthorpe shows it has Zest http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/features/the-star-looks-at-sheffield-s-libraries-more-than-just-books-as-upperthorpe-shows-it-has-zest-1-8826070…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 August

Kent Online: 13 August Medway | Rochester | Thomas Aveling Community library in Rochester will close http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/library-on-borrowed-time-as-130335/ The Courier: 14 August Dundee | Almost £1m still needed for Ferry library extension after crowdfund effort stalls https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/488475/almost-1m-still-needed-for-library-extension-after-crowdfund-effort-stalls/ This is the West…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July

ITV News: 24 July Kensington Council library plan on hold after Grenfell includes video https://www.channel4.com/news/kensington-council-library-plan-on-hold-after-grenfellStoke Sentinel: 25 July Old Trentham Library set to be demolished to make way for homes Old library, closed in 2014,to be demolished to make way…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June

Oxford Mail: 8 June Oxford tops chart for best city to be a primary school pupil Museums, libraries and ‘outstanding’ schools have seen Oxford named one of the best cities in the UK to be a primary school pupil. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15335559.Oxford_tops_chart_for_best_city_to_be_a_primary_school_pupil/…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May

NE Connected: 12 May Sunderland | New Chapter for Library Services http://neconnected.co.uk/new-chapter-library-services/   Yorkshire Post: 13 May Sheffield | Letter: Library policy that’s a real-life work of satire ‘The changes reflect a fall in the number of people visiting libraries…