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Libraries News Round-up: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold ‘SOS Day’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham on Sea.com: 7 August Somerset | Protest held in Burnham-On-Sea…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 July

Libraries Taskforce blog: 20 July A core dataset for libraries The full dataset has not been released. This post details that work on defining the dataset has been undertaken, although not yet complete https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/07/20/a-core-dataset-for-libraries/ BBC News: 20 July Somerset County…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd May Library use falling sharply, study shows http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/may/03/library-use-falling-sharply-study-shows London Evening Standard : 3rd May Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures and mergers gather pace http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/stephen-fry-defends-lifesaving-libraries-as-closures-and-mergers-gather-pace-a3238516.html Socialist Worker : 3rd May Lambeth protesters won’t take Labour’s library sops…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Joanna Trollope: ‘UK cannot afford to close one single public library’ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/13/joanna-trollope-uk-not-afford-close-one-single-public-library THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Authors lead support for My Library By Right campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/authors-lead-support-cilips-library-campaign-319953 Chronicle Live : 13th January Libraries in Newcastle…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2016

Bindmans LLP Save Barnet Libraries – Letter Before Claim to Barnet Council http://barnetalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Letter-before-claim.pdf This Is Local London : 4th January Campaigners take first step in legal action over Barnet library cuts http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/14180994.Campaigners_take_first_step_in_legal_action_over_Barnet_library_cuts/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Finding common purpose Andy Wright…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 December 2015

UK Authority.com : 24th December Age UK says pensioners could suffer from digital shift (and LGA response) http://www.ukauthority.com/news/5875/age-uk-says-pensioners-could-suffer-from-digital-shift Wales Online : 24th December RCT library visitors down 26% since 13 libraries were axed in May 2014 ‘Many people have stopped going…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2015

Bedfordshire on Sunday : 20th December Bedford Borough Council plans more cuts …  including “reviewing” Libraries http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/Bedford-Borough-Council-plans-cuts-meet-massive/story-28391243-detail/story.html Wales Online : 20th December All we want for Christmas is our library back’ Residents unite over Roath library closure a year on http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/roath-library-christmas-read-protest-10629213…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th November CILIP warns Cameron on cuts ahead of Autumn Statement http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-warns-cameron-on-cuts-ahead-autumn-statement-316522 In The Bay : 13th November Massive cuts to services by Lancashire County Council  Total library cuts rising to £4.1m http://www.inthebay.co.uk/Massive-cuts-to-services-by-Lancashire-County-Council-74aad985-89e6-4633-9a73-526703c122f3-ds Beverley Guardian : 13th…

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…

Library News Round-up: 3 March 2015

Times Series : 3rd MarchShadow Culture Minister Chris Bryant MP visits Golders Green Library“I am not completely opposed to a volunteer run library. If that’s the only solution to a particular area, then fine.”http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/11829653.Shadow_Culture_Minister_visits_Golders_Green_to_discuss_library_cuts/Barnet & Whetstone Press : 3rd MarchCampaigners…

Library News Round-up: 2 March 2015

Herne Hill Forum : 2nd MarchLambeth | 10 things that are wrong with the Culture2020 proposals for librarieshttp://www.hernehillforum.org.uk/news/10-things-are-wrong-culture2020-proposals-libraries Bristol Post : 2nd March4 Letters – Librarieshttp://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Libraries-date-need/story-26102356-detail/story.htmlSomerset County Gazette : 2nd MarchSomerset libraries measures to save £472,000 a yearhttp://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/11827130.Somerset_libraries_measures_to_save___472_000_a_year/Get Bucks : 2nd MarchBucks libraries…

Library News Round-up: 8 December 2014

Public Libraries News : 7th DecemberEditorial | The perils of a discretionary service and localismDiscusses the latest CIPFA statisticshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/12/the-perils-of-a-discretionary-service-and-localism.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 8th DecemberCIPFA stats show drops in library numbers and usagehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-stats-show-drops-library-numbers-and-usageGet West London : 8th DecemberCampaigner dismisses culture minister’s visit to threatened…

Library News Round-up: 9 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 9th NovemberMake more Elbow room for the nation’s libraries, says Guy Garveyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/make-more-elbow-room-for-the-nations-libraries-says-guy-garvey-9849304.htmlHarrogate Advertiser : 8th NovemberNorth Yorkshire libraries at risk of closure in new wave of council cutsfull details of libraries affectedhttp://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/north-yorkshire-libraries-at-risk-of-closure-in-new-wave-of-council-cuts-1-6938776Lincolnshire Echo : 9th NovemberMoney owed…

Libraries News Round-up: 6th December 2013

BBC News : 6th December Somerset | Library volunteers scheme criticised by community group http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25256102 THE GUARDIAN : 6th December Authors’ Public Lending Right payments frozen http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/06/authors-public-lending-right-payments-frozen THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Pembrokeshire reviews mobile libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/pembrokeshire-reviews-mobile-libraries.html BBC News : 6th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th November 2013

Wembley Matters : 9th November Brent’s approach to consultation – has anything changed? http://wembleymatters.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/brents-approach-to-consultation-has.html?m=1 South Wales Evening Post : 10th November Plans in place in Resolven, Briton Ferry and Blaengwynfi to save libs from closure http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Plans-place-Resolven-Briton-Ferry-Blaengwynfi/story-20057753-detail/story.html Chard & Ilminster News…