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…

Library News Round-up: 19 November 2014

Parentdish : 18th NovemberLocal libraries face cutbacksWe all know how important it is to get our children reading – so why are hundreds of libraries across the country facing cutbacks?  Will our children’s libraries be dependent on good will, good…

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: 5th July 2013

Question Everything : 5th July Press statements are not delivered under oath The leadership in the library profession has failed to promote libraries to the people who  hold the purse strings and instead have spent their time navel gazing  and…

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: 13th June 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th June ‘Culture’ means whatever you want it to, especially if you’re in public life He asserted that “the culture minister is the weakest minister in the Cabinet,” said that Ed Vaizey is “truly conscious” that he…

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…