Tag: Sunderland

Libraries News Round-up: 28 August 2017

Grimsby Telegraph: 28 August NE Lancashire | Town mayor mucks in to mark start of Scartho Library extension following hike in popularity Library run by charity gets extension to provide additional ‘activity space’ http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/town-mayor-mucks-mark-start-380001 Sun FM: 28 August Sunderland |…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 August 2017

Chronicle Live: 25 August Anger as multi-million-pound plans for three Northumberland leisure centres are shelved http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/anger-multi-million-pound-plans-13527211 Bucks Free Press: 25 August 35 children’s centres across Bucks face axe Plans include delivering children’s services out of other venues such as libraries.…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 July

Plymouth Herald: 3 July Dates revealed for closure of six Plymouth libraries http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/dates-revealed-for-closure-of-six-plymouth-libraries/story-30421715-detail/story.html Devon Live: 4 July Plymouth | Closing date revealed for six libraries with four more to be ‘cut off’ http://www.devonlive.com/closing-date-revealed-for-six-libraries-with-four-more-to-be-cut-off/story-30422347-detail/story.html http://players.brightcove.net/1275380505001/rJjlPOKH_default/index.html?videoId=5474246136001?wmode=transparent Northumberland Gazette: 4 July Call for…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May

NE Connected: 12 May Sunderland | New Chapter for Library Services http://neconnected.co.uk/new-chapter-library-services/   Yorkshire Post: 13 May Sheffield | Letter: Library policy that’s a real-life work of satire ‘The changes reflect a fall in the number of people visiting libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May

The Courier: 12 May Perth & Kinross | Libraries and museums experience upsurge in visitor numbers https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/424562/libraries-and-museums-experience-upsurge-in-visitor-numbers/ Scotland Herald: 12 May Urgent call for more school librarians to halt slide in literacy standards http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15281370.Urgent_call_for_more_school_librarians_to_halt_slide_in_literacy_standards/ The Shields Gazette: 12 May What…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March

Burnley Express : 15 March Lancashire | New chapter for library http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/new-chapter-for-library-1-8440365 Blackpool Gazette : 15 March Lancashire | Hurry up plea as vandals attack library http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/crime/hurry-up-plea-as-vandals-attack-library-1-8438507 Sunderland Echo : 15 March New central library too small http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/new-central-library-too-small-1-8439387 Cornish & Devon Post :…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March

Bucks Free Press: 2 March Tourist centres in High Wycombe, Marlow and Princes Risborough to merge with library service in bid to save £200,000 Wycombe District Council will pay Bucks County Council Library Services to run the information service, which…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January

THE ECONOMIST : 26th January Britain’s local councils face financial crisis Amid a painful fiscal squeeze, some authorities may soon be unable to meet their statutory obligations. http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21715673-amid-painful-fiscal-squeeze-some-authorities-may-soon-be-unable-meet-their-statutory Bloomberg Technology : 26th January German Media Giant Betting on Ink and…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 December 2016

Dorset Echo : 17th December Building disposals in bid to meet budget cuts 14 were libraries http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/14973050.Building_disposals_in_bid_to_meet_budget_cuts/ Warrington Guardian : 16th December Helen Jones MP clashes with LiveWire boss over plans to close libraries http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14972007.Helen_Jones_MP_clashes_with_LiveWire_boss_over_plans_to_close_libraries/ THE INDEPENDENT : 15th December…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2016

Chorley Guardian : 31st October Lancashire | Council budgets feel the squeeze but their top executives still take home healthy pay packets, including one who earns more than Theresa May http://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/council-budgets-feel-the-squeeze-but-their-top-executives-still-take-home-healthy-pay-packets-including-one-who-earns-more-than-theresa-may-1-8209280 Lancashire Telegraph : 31st October Final chapter for East Lancashire libraries just…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 October 2016

The Bookseller : 13 October Lords question government on library closures and Amazon taxation http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-defends-record-library-closures-and-amazon-taxation-during-lords-debate-414116 Caerphilly Observer : 14 October Ystrad Mynach library reopens after refurbishment http://www.caerphillyobserver.co.uk/news/961912/ystrad-mynach-library-reopens-after-refurbishment/ The Bookseller : 14 October The FAQs have it http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/faqs-have-it-414226 ‘We live in…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2016

Bromsgrove Advertiser : 12 October Frankley Library avoids axe but faces cuts to opening hours under Birmingham City Council consultation http://www.bromsgroveadvertiser.co.uk/news/14797513.Frankley_Library_avoids_axe_but_faces_cuts_to_opening_hours/   East London & West Sussex Guardian : 12 October ‘This is a scandal’- communities hit back at plan to…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2016

Third Sector :  4th October Rob Wilson: A fresh start for the minister http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/rob-wilson-fresh-start-minister/policy-and-politics/article/1410074 LGA : 5th October Arts and culture funding to be shifted away from the capital, ACE has announced Funding for arts and culture outside of London…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2016

Blog Preston : 11th September Lancashire | Fulwood Library fight ‘not over’ as Preston MP to call-in closure decision with government http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/09/fulwood-library-fight-not-over-as-preston-mp-to-call-in-closure-decision-with-government/ Chronicle Live : 11th September Northumberland | Cramlington’s library services have been moved into the town’s new £3.5m leisure centre http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-35m-cramlington-leisure-centre-11871000 You Tube…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 4th September Editorial | Staffordshire, Sunderland, Bedford and … Ping Pong http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/staffordshire-sunderland-bedford-and-ping-pong.html Libraries Taskforce: 5th September Stronger, more resilient communities: how libraries deliver — Julia Chandler https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/09/05/stronger-more-resilient-communities-how-libraries-deliver/ Ledbury Reporter : 5th September Herefordshire | Library campaign group says fewer people…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 September 2016

Keighley News : 4th September North Yorkshire | Volunteers take on South Craven libraries provision http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14722335.Volunteers_take_on_South_Craven_libraries_provision/ THE GUARDIAN : 3rd September Borrowed time: US library to enforce jail sentences for overdue books https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/03/borrowed-time-us-library-to-enforce-jail-sentences-for-overdue-books Chronicle Live: 3rd September Future of Sunderland library services to…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th October 2013

BBC News : 14th October Rhondda Cynon Taf’s cuts plan to save £56m after budget Fourteen of its 26 libraries have also been earmarked for closure, which would save £800,000 a year. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24524861 THE GUARDIAN : 15th October Neil Gaiman: Why…

Libraries News Round-up: 8th October 2013

BBC News : 8th October England’s young adults trail world in literacy and maths http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-24433320 BBC News : 8th October Carol Buck loses Doncaster library funding appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-24447890 ITV News : 8th October Former Doncaster Mayor wins library legal battle…

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…