Tag: Swindon

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2018

BBC News: 19 March Northamptonshire County Council: Government to probe library cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43462573 DCMS: 19 March Letter from Culture Secretary Matt Hancock, confirming a formal complaint under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-culture-secretary-matt-hancock-confirming-a-formal-complaint-under-the-public-libraries-and-museums-act-1964 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 19 March Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 March 2018

ITV News: 8 March Somerset | Schoolchildren join the campaign to save local libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-03-08/schoolchildren-join-the-campaign-to-save-local-libraries/ Chard & Ilminster News: 8 March Somerset | Anger over MP’s silence on libraries at risk http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/south_somerset_news/16073456.anger-over-mps-silence-on-libraries-at-risk/ BBC News: 8 March Scottish Borders | Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2017

The Guardian: 15 December The Tories are savaging libraries – and closing the book on social mobility https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/dec/15/tories-libraries-social-mobility-conservative Hull Daily Mail: 15 December ‘It’s a no-brainer’: Fantastic plans for East Park’s cafe set to go ahead The pavilion, which stands…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 1 December Letter | Betrayal over library Shirley Burnham’s letter http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/yoursay/swindonletters/15696159.Letters__Friday__December_1__2017/ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 1 December Outdated books and no librarians – schools turn to volunteers as tight budgets risk damaging libraries http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-schools-turning-to-help-of-parents-and-teachers-to-staff-and-stock-libraries-as-budgets-tighten-1-5303281 Eastbourne Herald: 1 December East…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 November Bath council to press ahead with main library merger but decision on branches stayed http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-council-press-ahead-main-777679 Bradford Telegraph: 14 November Fears for future of Cleckheaton Library as Kirklees Council prepares to review service again amid further cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2017

Bath Echo: 16 October Plans for new approach to delivery of community libraries given the go ahead http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/plans-new-approach-delivery-community-libraries-given-go-ahead-75517/ BBC News: 16 October Northamptonshire libraries ‘could be community-run http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41641390 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 16 October BREAKING NEWS: Libraries in the firing line as…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 September 2017

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 September One Hundred And Two! A librarian speaks out about working with volunteers. https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/09/27/one-hundred-and-two/ BBC News: 27 September Berkshire | Reading council needs old books and cash for its libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-41414353 Melton Times: 26 September Leicestershire…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 20 September Stratton launches £10,000 crowdfunding bid for parish library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/15547316.Stratton_launches___10_000_crowdfunding_bid_for_parish_library/ East London Guardian: 20 September Waltham Forest Council reassures members of Hale End Library their community hub is safe from closure The library will remain where it…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2017

Ham & High: 7 September Top authors organise protest over Haringey Council’s library changes http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/children-s-and-young-adult-authors-organsie-protest-over-haringey-council-changes-to-librarian-role-1-5185257 This is Wiltshire: 7 September Parish councillors clash over future of north Swindon’s libraries http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15522334.Parish_councillors_clash_over_future_of_north_Swindon__39_s_libraries/ The Citizen: 7 September  Library visits fall across Lancashire, figures reveal http://www.thelancasterandmorecambecitizen.co.uk/news/15518096.Library_visits_fall_across_Lancashire__figures_reveal/…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2017

iNews: 3 September Bury | Council asks for ideas to turn former libraries into ‘assets of community value’ https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/council-asks-ideas-turn-former-libraries-assets-community-value/ Manchester Evening News: 3 September Bury council tweeted about making closed libraries into ‘valued assets’ and everyone said the same thing http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/bury-council-tweeted-making-closed-13567078 This…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May

The Bookseller: 27 April SoA calls on next government to offer ‘more than just words’ to support authors Includes, ‘On behalf of libraries, the next regime should also renew its support of them at national level – “to ensure a…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 April

Swindon Advertiser: 27 April Staff could get a share in the core libraries under new delivery model http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15251854.Staff_could_get_a_share_in_the_core_libraries_under_new_delivery_model/ Bath Chronicle: 27 April LETTER: Libraries have passed their sell-by date http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/libraries-have-passed-their-sell-by-date/story-30296070-detail/story.html The Scotsman: 28 April Record books sales as e-reading loses…

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: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public https://www.viewnews.co.uk/brand-new-ottery-st-mary-library-opens-public/  Lancashire Telegraph : 28…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January

DAILY MIRROR : 27th January Councils’ £5.8BILLION funding black hole spells the end for Britain’s libraries and museums http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councils-58billion-funding-black-hole-9701752 Swindon Advertiser : 27th January  Libraries minister comes to Swindon as community deadline looms  http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15052422.Libraries_minister_comes_to_Swindon_as_community_deadline_looms/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 27th…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January

Law Society Gazette : 16th Jan. Local Government: cuts to library provision https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/legal-updates/local-government-cuts-to-library-provision/5059352.article THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Plymouth Council releases plan to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plymouth-council-may-cut-10-libraries-470661 ITV News : 17th January Plymouth could lose ten libraries according to new…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January

Swindon Advertiser : 14th January Library campaigners call for minister to step in http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15023120.Library_campaigners_call_for_minister_to_step_in/ Blackpool Gazette : 14th January Lancashire | Minister meets leader about libraries’ future http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/minister-meets-leader-about-libraries-future-1-8333852 The Star : 13th January Library visits in decline across Sheffield, but one branch…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 15th December New analysis shows extent of England’s library book spend drop http://www.thebookseller.com/news/book-spend-and-lending-declines-448271 Public Libraries News : 14th December Editorial | Reading, Feeding and staying open on Christmas Day: innovation continues http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/12/reading-feeding-and-staying-open-on-christmas-day-innovation-continues.html THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December ‘Heartbreaking’ cuts…