Tag: Somerset

Libraries News Round-up: 2 March 2018

The Guardian: 1 March Northamptonshire announces ‘heavily reduced’ libraries plan – on World Book Day https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/01/northamptonshire-libraries-open-one-day-a-week-world-book-day Northamptonshire Telegraph: 2 March Northants County Council U-turn over library opening hours https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/northants-county-council-u-turn-over-library-opening-hours-1-8400683 The Bookseller: 2 March Calls for ‘urgent’ enquiry into plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February 2018

BBC News: 27 February Northamptonshire County Council plans to close 21 libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43214626 ITV News: 27 February £10m cuts plan to close libraries as Northamptonshire council hits ‘crisis point’ http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-02-27/10m-cuts-plan-to-close-libraries-as-northamptonshire-council-hits-crisis-point/ Local Government Chronicle: 27 February https://www.lgcplus.com/politics-and-policy/finance/northants-proposes-99m-more-savings-in-revised-budget/7023442.article Northampton Chronicle & Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | ‘Save Highbridge Library’ protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary school pupils up to three years behind in reading ability…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books Express & Star: 21 February Walsall library revamp to cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2018

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly: 19 February Somerset | Petition launched to save Highbridge Library from council cuts http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16031810.Petition_launched_to_save_Highbridge_Library_from_council_cuts/ Bath Echo: 19 February Bath & NE Somerset | New chapter for Saltford Library thanks to ‘forward-thinking’ community group https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/new-chapter-saltford-library-thanks-forward-thinking-community-group-77103/ Charity Today:…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn’t Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led ‘libraries’ conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt–herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset | Campaign to save Highbridge Library from closure gathers pace http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-17-02-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2018

Bury Times: 15 February Opening date for new Tottington Centre and Community Library revealed http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15996001.Opening_date_for_new_Tottington_Centre_and_Community_Library_revealed/ Cambridge Independent: 15 February Library Extra is a ‘double charge’ for residents http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridge/library-extra-is-a-double-charge-for-residents-1-5395068 News Guardian: 15 February North Tyneside | Library campaign receives support https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/library-campaign-receives-support-1-9017463…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 14 February Somerset | ‘Highbridge Library must be saved from closure’ – former MP Tessa Munt http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/highbridge-library-plans-tessa-munt-13-02-18.php Lancashire Telegraph: 14 February Bid to transform former Trawden library takes step closer http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/pendle/15992582.Bid_to_transform_former_Trawden_library_takes_step_closer/ The News: 14 February Figures show less books…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2018

Huddersfield Examiner: 11 February Kirklees | ‘Closing Batley Library will strip town of its heartbeart‘ https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/closing-batley-library-strip-town-14273251 Get Reading: 12 February Reading libraries bear the brunt of funding cuts with hours to be reduced for second year https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/reading-libraries-bear-the-brunt-of-funding-cuts-with-hours-to-be-reduced-for-second-year/ Bath Echo: 12 February Bath &…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2018

Somerset Country Gazette: 8 February LETTER: ‘Don’t let libraries be lost to the Somerset landscape’http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/15964096.LETTER___Don_t_let_libraries_be_lost_to_the_landscape_/ Ledbury Reporter: 8 February Herefordshire | Investment of £60,000 approved for Ross-on-Wye library http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/15965579.Investment_of___60_000_approved_for_Ross_on_Wye_library/ Daily Record: 8 February West Dunbartonshire | Councillors could add £200K…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February 2018

CILIP: 5 February 2018 Nicholas Serota Interview Arts Council England’s chair talks to Information Professional about entrepreneurialism in public libraries https://www.cilip.org.uk/page/nicholasserota Somerset Mercury: 7 February People urged to join fight against library closure Meeting to form campaign to fight the…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 3 February Damned if we don’t, damned if we do! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2018/02/03/damned-if-we-dont-damned-if-we-do/ Burnham-On-Sea.com: 4 February Somerset | Protest meeting to be held over plans to close Highbridge Library http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-03-02-18.php Banbury Guardian: 4 February Northamptonshire | MP visits Middleton…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2018

The Bookseller: 1 February Harrow and Ealing libraries back in-house after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/harrow-and-ealing-bring-library-services-house-723481 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 1 February Somerset | Highbridge Library closure proposals: row erupts over usage figures http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-figures-disputed-01-02-18.php Bristol Post: 1 February Bristol has been ‘beguiled’ by libraries review,…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January 2018

Get West London: 31 January Carillion collapse: Ealing library services to be brought back under council control after petition objecting to outsourcing gains thousands of signatures https://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/carillion-collapse-ealing-library-services-14217826 Lancashire Telegraph: 31 January PICTURES: Celebration as Whalley Library reopens http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15909009.PICTURES__Celebration_as_library_reopens/ Weston Mercury:…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January 2018

Blackpool Gazette: 29 January Lancashire | Date is set for reopening of Thornton Library https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/whats-on/date-is-set-for-reopening-of-thornton-library-1-8986431 Clitheroe Advertiser: 29 January Lancashire | Joy as Whalley Library reopens https://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/joy-as-whalley-library-reopens-1-8987145 Dunbarton Reporter: 29 January Library hours to be cut back in Dumbarton and…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2018

Stourbridge News: 25 January Staffordshire | Kinver Volunteer Bureau relocates to village library http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/15896758.Kinver_Volunteer_Bureau_relocates_to_village_library/ Royal Sutton News: 25 January Birmingham | FOLIO Sutton Coldfield Receives £17k Grant For Play Cafe Funding for equipment in FOLIO’s library play-café https://royalsuttonnews.uk/folio-play-cafe-grant-sutton-coldfield-charitable-trust-2473825456/ News Guardian:…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 January 2018

Bromley Times: 24 January Bromley Council may face strike action over outsourcing policy http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley-council-may-face-strike-action-over-outsourcing-policy-1-5367043 Private Eye: Issue No. 1462 Library News: Carillion | Croydon, Ealing, Harrow Available in newsagents Thornton Heath Chronicle: 24 January Croydon | Library collapse predicted http://www.thorntonheathchronicle.co.uk/lirbary-collapse-predicted/…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2018

The Bookseller: 23 January Somerset libraries under threat again https://www.thebookseller.com/news/somerset-libraries-under-threat-again-712236 Hastings Observer: 23 January East Sussex | Revamped Hastings library to open doors to the public in March https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/revamped-hastings-library-to-open-doors-to-the-public-in-march-1-8343927 Gloucestershire Live: 23 January £16,000 make-over brings all the comforts of…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…