Tag: Sheffield

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…

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: 25 April

Plymouth Herald: 24 April 3,750 people have told the council what they think of closing libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/3-750-have-told-the-council-what-they-think-of-closing-libraries/story-30290852-detail/story.html The Irish Times: 25 April Anita Robinson: We should cherish our libraries, not cut their funding http://www.irishnews.com/opinion/columnists/2017/04/25/news/anita-robinson-we-should-cherish-our-libraries-not-cut-their-funding-1005635/ The Star: 25 April LETTERS |…

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: 20 April

St Helens Star: 20 April Author Frank Cottrell-Boyce speaks of importance of libraries in wake of service review http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15233350.Author_Frank_Cottrell_Boyce_speaks_of_importance_of_libraries_in_wake_of_service_review/ Dumbarton Reporter: 20 April Former Ladyton Library edging towards new future as dance school http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/15235841.Former_Ladyton_Library_edging_towards_new_future_as_dance_school/ The Star: 20 April Sheffield | Community focus:…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Gazette & Herald : 29 March Ryedale | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March

Northern Echo : 16 March 2017 North Yorkshire’s 1,200 volunteers preparing to take over county’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15161939.North_Yorkshire__39_s_1_200_volunteers_preparing_to_take_over_county__39_s_libraries/ London News Online : 16 March Lewisham | Leaf and Groove shop plan to raise funds to run Forest Hill Library https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/20636/leaf-groove-shop-plan-raise-funds-run-forest-hill-library/ Warrington Guardian : 16 March Soft…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March

Plymouth Herald : 8 March ‘You can’t replace our library with the internet’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-can-t-replace-our-library-with-the-internet/story-30189381-detail/story.html Bury Times : 8 March Meeting in Whitefield to discuss latest on plans to close libraries and walk-in centres in Bury http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15141742.Meeting_to_discuss_latest_on_plans_to_close_libraries_and_walk_in_centres/St Helens St Helens Star : 9 March Library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed  Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388 Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February Not Waving but Drowning  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/ Bath Chronicle : 2nd February  Protesters…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January

Swindon Advertiser : 14th January Library campaigners call for minister to step in http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15023120.Library_campaigners_call_for_minister_to_step_in/ Blackpool Gazette : 14th January Lancashire | Minister meets leader about libraries’ future http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/minister-meets-leader-about-libraries-future-1-8333852 The Star : 13th January Library visits in decline across Sheffield, but one branch…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2016

Public Libraries News : 27th November Editorial | The usage of the Summer Reading Challenge is down. Why? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/11/the-usage-of-the-summer-reading-challenge-is-down-why.html Express & Star : 28th November Walsall | Campaigners fight for future of closure-threatened Aldridge Library – WATCH & PICTURES http://www.expressandstar.com/picture-galleries/news-video/2016/11/28/campaigners-fight-for-future-of-closure-threatened-aldridge-library-at-protest-watch-and-pictures/aldprotest-08-tt-26-jpg/ Edinburgh Evening News : 28th…