Tag: Somerset libraries

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th January 2014

BBC News : 18th January Wales | Library closure plans scrutinised as council cuts bite Questions are being raised as to whether councils which close libraries to save money can still meet their statutory duty to provide the service.  Council leaders argue…