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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: 29 January 2016

International Business Times : 29th January Young people in England have ‘lowest literacy levels’ in developed world says OECD http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/young-people-england-have-lowest-literacy-levels-developed-world-says-oecd-1540711 BBC News : 29th January Northern Ireland study suggests many poorer children starting school struggle with language http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35444576 Derby Telegraph…

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: 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…

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: 2 December 2014

ASCEL : 2nd DecemberChildren’s digital needs and libraries – new research commissioned by ASCELinc. link to the research report – published today http://www.ascel.org.uk/press.asp Pratham Books : 1st DecemberVideo | Pam Sandlian Smith – What to Expect from Libraries in the 21st CenturyWhy…

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…

Library News Round-up: 3 November 2014

PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYERS : 3rd NovemberCoalition Minister is ‘Minded to’ Duck Out of Library Inquiryhttp://publicinterestlawyers.co.uk/news_details.php?id=450 Public Libraries News : 2nd NovemberEd Vaizey “not minded” to intervene in Sheffieldhttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/11/ed-vaizey-not-minded-to-intervene-in-sheffield.htmlDAILY TELEGRAPH : 3rd NovemberLetter: Shirley Burnham | Tackle low literacy levels by keeping libraries…