Tag: Sunderland library

Library News Round-up: 7 March 2015

BOOKTRUST : 6th MarchGovernment funding cut for Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland government will no longer be funding the Bookstart programme.http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/1324Don’t Privatise Libraries : 7th MarchBarnet, Lambeth, Devon & Bryant.http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/barnet-lambeth-devon-bryant.html Bristol Post : 7th MarchThreat to close seven Bristol libraries is…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th December 2013

Swindon Advertiser : 7th December Public could shape future of Swindon libraries in proposed consultation http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10862394.Public_could_shape_future_of_Swindon_libraries_in_proposed_consultation/ Buckinghamshire County Council : 6th December Community libraries a focus for Russian delegation http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/news/2013/december/community-libraries-a-focus-for-russian-delegation/#.UqNO6ydjL1V Sunderland Echo : 7th November Community group bids to take…

Libraries News Round-up: 11th October 2013

Sunderland Echo : 11th October Sunderland library occupation ends peacefully At one point, 60-year-old Helmut Izaks handcuffed himself to a library security scanner. http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-occupation-ends-peacefully-1-6140507 Sunderland Echo : 11th October Nine condemned Sunderland libraries close their doors today http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/the-final-chapter-nine-condemned-sunderland-libraries-close-their-doors-today-1-6136069 Craven Herald…

Libraries News Round-up: 30th September 2013

Sunderland Echo : 30th September Anger as Sunderland library closures are rubberstamped http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/anger-as-sunderland-library-closures-are-rubberstamped-1-6100257 ITV News : 30th September Lincolnshire |Library campaigners vow to fight until decision News report Video  http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2013-09-30/library-campaigners-vow-to-fight-until-decision/ BBC News : 30th September Lincolnshire County Council libraries consultation ends…

Libraries News Round-up: 1st July 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st July Libraries must ‘face reality’, warns Ashley http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-must-face-reality-warns-ashley.html Sheffield Star : 1st July Letter |Library campaigners will not go away http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/library-campaigners-will-not-go-away-1-5812317 Sunderland Echo : 1st July Sunderland library protestors’ dismay over TV agony aunt’s backing for…

Libraries News Round-up: 17th June 2013

Sunderland Echo : 17th June Sunderland library spending had fallen by £2.5million even before closure plans announced http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-spending-had-fallen-by-2-5million-even-before-closure-plans-announced-1-5775185 Sunderland Echo : 17th June ‘Hands off our libraries’ – fight launched to save nine Sunderland branches from closure http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/hands-off-our-libraries-fight-launched-to-save-nine-sunderland-branches-from-closure-1-5775100 THE BOOKSELLER…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th May 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter. THE INDEPENDENT : 16th May Children turn away from books in favour of reading electronically…