Tag: Shropshire libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July 2016

New Start Magazine : 21st July Libraries are key to combating digital exclusion http://newstartmag.co.uk/your-blogs/libraries-key-combating-digital-exclusion/ THE BOOKSELLER : 22nd July Rob Wilson given libraries brief at DCMS http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-given-libraries-brief-dcms-364081 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 22nd July The DCMS & Civil Society (and Ed!)…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER Hancock replaces Vaizey as culture minister inc. a comment from Phil Bradley http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-departs-culture-minister-role-359951 Leon’s Library Blog : 17th May My Way Ed Vaizey, the longest serving Minister for Culture has finally left the building … https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/07/17/my-way/ DAILY MAIL :…

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: 24 May 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th May London library closures cost local council three times more than keeping them open http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lambeth-council-london-library-closures-cost-three-times-more-than-it-did-to-keep-them-open-a7043921.html THE BOOKSELLER : 24th May Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stephen-fry-becomes-cilips-poster-boy-save-libraries-330283 Booktrade Info : 24th May Stephen Fry Supports…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 1st April scroll down: Letter | Sarah Church – Chair, Save Swindon’s Libraries Don’t rely on library volunteers http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/03/31/only-high-quality-steel-production-has-a-future-in-britain/ FINANCIAL TIMES : 1st April Locals protest as benchpresses replace books http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/7018f0d4-f818-11e5-96db-fc683b5e52db.html#axzz44akTjWwu THE BOOKSELLER : 1st Arpil Protestors refuse…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January 2016

Shropshire Live : 11th January Judicial Review on Church Stretton Library to be heard in April http://www.shropshirelive.com/2016/01/11/judicial-review-on-church-stretton-library-to-be-heard-in-april/ Walsall Advertiser : 11th January Hundreds protest against planned closures of Walsall libraries http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/8203-Hundreds-protest-planned-closures-Walsall/story-28504616-detail/story.html Express & Star : 11th January Walsall | More than 100…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2015

S W Londoner : 6th November Brixtonians will march tomorrow in bid to save Lambeth libraries http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/protestors-to-march-through-brixton-in-bid-to-save-lambeth-libraries-and-scary-monsters/ THE BOOKSELLER :  6th November Vaizey praises library campaign groups in speech http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-praises-library-campaign-groups-speech-316063 Speech | Ed Vaizey MP — Launch of SCL’s Universal Learning Offer https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/launch-of-the-universal-learning-offer-in-libraries THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2015

EDP24 : 24th OctoberNorfolk | Controversial cuts to fire service and libraries could be scrapped http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/controversial_cuts_to_fire_service_and_libraries_could_be_scrapped_1_4283470 Shropshire Star : 24th October Last thing we want is to close libraries, says Shropshire councillor http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/24/last-thing-we-want-is-to-close-libraries-says-shropshire-councillor/ Burton Mail : 24th October Staffordshire | Changes in the air for our library system  http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Mail-Says-Changes-air-library/story-28041657-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2015

BBC News : 22nd OctoberNorthern Ireland libraries: Fewer staff will affect service to public http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-34602707 Belfast Telegraph : 22nd OctoberLibrary staff ‘living in a constant state of uncertainty’ http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/library-staff-living-in-a-constant-state-of-uncertainty-34131386.html Lincolnshire Echo : 22nd OctoberSave Lincolnshire Libraries campaigners could be hit with £90,000 bill for…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 16th OctoberBudgets cuts could see 60% of Norfolk’s libraries close http://www.thebookseller.com/news/budgets-cuts-could-see-60-norfolks-libraries-close-314705Shropshire Star : 16th OctoberClosed doors fears raised over Shropshire libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/16/closed-doors-fears-raised-over-shropshire-libraries/ Brighton & Hove News : 16th OctoberHove Library could open in museum building as early as 2017 http://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2015/10/16/hove-library-could-open-in-museum-building-as-early-as-2017/42945 Loughborough Echo…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 October 2015

BBC News : 15th OctoberNorfolk County Council budget cuts could see libraries close Almost 60% of libraries in Norfolk could close as county council bosses look to save £111m over the next three years.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34540033Shropshire Star : 15th OctoberCourt vow over Shropshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1403Library News | Lambeth (p.35) Available now in newsagentsSave Lincolnshire Libraries : 14th OctoberVolunteer Crisis http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/volunteer-crisis/ Shropshire Star : 14th OctoberShropshire Council Cabinet votes to offload community libraries http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/14/live-shropshire-council-cabinet-meeting-to-decide-future-of-libraries/Juice Radio, Brighton : 14th OctoberCouncil Leader Warns City’s Finances Are In Crisis proposals for community hubs and…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 October 2015

Shropshire Star : 10th OctoberD-Day for dozens of Shropshire libraries – Council to vote on futures http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2015/10/10/d-day-for-dozens-of-shropshire-libraries-council-to-vote-on-futures/ Bitterne Park Info: 10th October Deadline looms for Southampton groups wishing to take over threatened librariesThe deadline for groups to express interest in running Southampton libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 October 2015

Leon’s Library Blog : 4th OctoberThe Gordian Knot Volunteershttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/10/04/the-gordian-knot/ Barnet Eye : 4th OctoberGuest Blog | What all Barnet Tory Councillors should realise about libraries – By Barnet Librarian http://barneteye.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/guest-blog-what-all-barnet-tory.html Brixton Blog : 4th OctoberLambeth libraries to double up as gyms http://www.brixtonblog.com/lambeth-libraries-to-double-up-as-gyms/32976 Shropshire Star: 4th OctoberEllesmere library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 25th SeptemberCILIP votes overwhelmingly against ‘amateurisation’ of library service http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-votes-against-amateurisation-library-service-313284Leon’s Library Blog : 25th SeptemberCilip AGM 2015 http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/09/25/cilip-agm-2015/ SCL : 25th September Library leaders across England and Wales confirm the welcome offered to refugees and asylum seekers from public libraries http://www.ascel.org.uk/sites/default/files/uploads/public/Libraries%20extend%20welcome%20to%20refugees%20and%20migrants.pdfShropshire Star :…

Library News Round-up: 15 September 2015

Pew Research Centre : 15th SeptemberUSA | Report : Libraries and Services for Learning, Key Groups and Economic Opportunities http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/09/15/libraries-and-services-for-learning-key-groups-and-economic-opportunities/#libraries-as-providers-of-resources-for-immigrants-and-veterans-and-for-those-who-want-technology-helpBurton Mail : 15th SeptemberLibraries in Staffordshire handed to community groupshttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Libraries-Staffordshire-handed-community-groups/story-27795345-detail/story.html Times Series : 15th SeptemberLibrary supporters march in protest at cuts http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13735383.Library_supporters_march_in_protest_at_cuts/ Huddersfield Examiner : 15th…

Library News Round-up: 12 September 2015

BBC News : 12th SeptemberNew £10m Willesden Green library and art space opens http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34232095Facebook | Support for Axminster Library Formal complaint to Devon County Council – Devon Libraries Consultation The full, seven-page letter is published page by page – in the left-hand columnhttps://www.facebook.com/Support-for-Axminster-Library-504457342993799/timeline/?ref=hlShropshire…