Tag Archive for Somerset

Libraries News Round-up: 18 September 2017

Western Telegraph: 17 September Pembrokeshire | Council want you to ‘have your say’ http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/15540631.Council_want_you_to___39_have_your_say__39_/ Ten consultation meetings. Plans to combine council services. Evening Standard: 18 September Kensington & Chelsea | Plan to lease North Kensington library to £5,800-a-term prep school scrapped…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 July

Leon’s Library Blog : 22nd July A Tale Full of Fact and Fiction https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/07/22/a-tale-full-of-fact-and-fiction/ East Anglian Daily Times: 22 July Suffolk communities are like ‘sleeping tigers’ – they will protect our libraries says outgoing boss http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/suffolk-communities-are-like-sleeping-tigers-they-will-protect-our-libraries-says-outgoing-boss-1-5116441 North Somerset Times: 22…

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: 18 July

Bath Echo: 18 July Council Cabinet Member asked for go-ahead to combine library and One Stop Shop http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/council-cabinet-member-asked-go-ahead-combine-library-one-stop-shop-74160/ Bath Chronicle: 18 July Bath library site options not ‘viable’ because of disability access problems, campaigners say http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-library-site-options-not-210358 Bath Chronicle: 18 July…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased reopening of 14 libraries, nine of which will be run…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 July

Evening Express: 1 July Tendering go-ahead approved for multi-million pound Aberdeen hub https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/tendering-go-ahead-approved-multi-million-pound-aberdeen-hub-project/ Express & Star: 1 July Outrage as nine Walsall libraries close their doors for good – VIDEO https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/07/01/outrage-as-nine-walsall-libraries-close-their-doors-for-good/ Weston & Somerset Mercury: 1 July North Somerset Council |…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 June

Weston & Somerset Mercury: 24 June North Somerset | Libraries facing cuts to opening hours And plans for open+ at six sites http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/libraries-facing-cuts-to-opening-hours-1-5076279 Derby Telegraph: 25 June Derby City Council members approve £2.7m to be spent on Council House revamp…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May

Ham & High: 24 May Haringey | Fears grow in Highgate over 110-year-old library’s future home http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage/fears-grow-in-highgate-over-110-year-old-library-s-future-home-1-5032766 North Somerset Times: 24 May Library jobs axed as North Somerset Council make savings cut http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/library-jobs-axed-as-north-somerset-council-make-savings-cut-1-5031157 Hereford Times: 24 May Project launched to…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 May

Sun FM: 14 May New chapter for Sunderland Libraries https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2288575/new-chapter-for-sunderland-libraries/ Shiny Shiny: 14 May Are digital libraries the future for children’s reading? Library of Miss Gadish launches Paid for app, requiring in app purchases to access reading packs, which appears to…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 April

Chew Valley Gazette: 18 April Bath & NE Somerset | Library consultation results will help write the next chapter http://www.chewvalleygazette.co.uk/article.cfm?id=101637 Warrington Guardian: 18 April Working group set up to ‘secure future’ of Culcheth Library exploring ‘co-location’ scheme for site http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15220093.Working_group_set_up_to__secure_future__of_Culcheth_Library_exploring__co_location__scheme_for_site/…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 April

The Bookseller: 12 April Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-considers-intervening-swindon-and-lancashire-library-closures-536456 Bolton News: 13 April Fears about future of B:easties youth club as Topping Fold Library faces closure http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15222154.Fears_over_future_of_youth_club_responsible_for_30_per_cent_drop_in_anti_social_behaviour/ Huddersfield Examiner: 13 April Kirklees | Birkby library…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March

The Bookseller : 31 March Disappointment over ‘basic’ Taskforce dataset http://www.thebookseller.com/news/disappointment-over-basic-taskforce-dataset-518276 Harwich and Manningtree Standard : 31 March Essex | Silver End Library celebrates moving into new home in village hall http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15192978.Library_celebrates_moving_into_new_home/ Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31 March Temporary lifeline…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2017

Public Sector Executive : 6th January Some libraries are better than others — Helen Milner “At the end of October, I said something which shocked a few people” http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/some-libraries-are-better-than-others?dorewrite=false Libraries Taskforce : 6th January Commissioning outcomes  by Sue Crowley, Strategic…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2016

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 20th December Council unveils four charities which will run libraries following service cuts http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=116316&headline=Council%20unveils%20four%20charities%20which%20will%20run%20libraries%20following%20service%20cuts&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 News & Star : 20th December Cockermouth library campaigners refused consultation extension by Cumbria County Council http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Cockermouth-library-campaigners-refused-consultation-extension-by-Cumbria-County-Council-68d2e517-cfff-44e9-8cd0-e25823bc4369-ds Blackpool Gazette : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2016

ITV News : 7th December The future of libraries in Swindon to be decided http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-12-07/the-future-of-libraries-in-swindon-to-be-decided/ BBC News : 6th December Self service libraries in North Somerset ‘to cut costs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38219337 Bristol Post : 7th December £92million council cuts: Bristol’s libraries back in…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October

inews.co.uk : 23rd October British authors condemn ‘blasphemous’ library closure in Hay-on-Wye, ‘town of books’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/exclusive-british-authors-condemn-blasphemous-library-closure-town-books/ Leon’s Library Blog : 23rd October Parish Councils, Localism & Libraries https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/10/23/parish-councils-localism-libraries/ Warrington Guardian : 23rd October Library closures will make town a ‘national laughing…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Library News Round-up: 23 December 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 22nd DecemberLetter | Cuts threaten a great library from Tim Stimpson, Birminghamhttp://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/letters-why-cameron-is-wrong-about-eu-child-benefits-9941143.html Don’t Privatise Libraries : 23rd DecemberManagers and staff of Havering Libraries put forward new proposalshttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/managers-and-staff-of-havering.html Voices for the Library : 18th DecemberA stark warning about the future for public librarieshttp://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/12/a-stark-warning-about-the-future-for-public-libraries/Liverpool…

Library News Round-up: 16 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 15th DecemberOutsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local governmentThe gutting of Barnet council means even births, deaths and marriages are managed elsewhere. Your town hall may be next.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/15/local-services-barnet-council-town-hall THE GUARDIAN : 16th DecemberArts Council England hires…

Library News Round-up: 6 December 2014

Express & Star : 6th DecemberThousands sign petitions over Staffordshire libraries cutbackshttp://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/06/thousands-sign-petitions-over-staffordshire-libraries-cutbacks/ Wells Journal : 6th DecemberSomerset | Wells library survives closure threat http://www.wellsjournal.co.uk/Wells-library-survives-closure-threat/story-25120058-detail/story.htmlWestern Telegraph : 5th DecemberPembroke Dock library hours reduction concerns“It’s the thin edge of the wedge, so much has been taken…