Tag: Swindon

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1433 Library News (p.33) | Warrington BIG ISSUE : 9th December Big Issue columnist Damian Barr helps to save Newarthill library http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7194/big-issue-columnist-damian-barr-helps-to-save-newarthill-library THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December An open letter to Swindon Council http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/open-letter-swindon-council-446346 THE BOOKSELLER : 9th…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2016

ITV News : 7th December The future of libraries in Swindon to be decided http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-12-07/the-future-of-libraries-in-swindon-to-be-decided/ BBC News : 6th December Self service libraries in North Somerset ‘to cut costs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38219337 Bristol Post : 7th December £92million council cuts: Bristol’s libraries back in…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December How can libraries survive and thrive in the 21st century? Rob Wilson on how the government wants local authorities to think differently … http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/how-can-libraries-survive-and-thrive-21st-century-444401 THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Taskforce to research ‘sustainability’ of volunteer-run…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 December 2016

Liverpool Echo : 4th December Libraries to accept food in place of cash for late book returns http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/libraries-accept-food-place-cash-12271117 This Is Wiltshire : 4th December Swindon | Highworth ‘day of action’ in response to library cuts by Swindon Borough Council http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/14945262.Campaigners_stage___39_day_of_action__39__in_response_to_library_cuts/ Northern Echo :…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2016

PARLIAMENT | Written question 55871:  Swindon’s Library Service  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-01/55871/ PARLIAMENT | Written Question – 55452: Public Libraries http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-11-29/55452/ ITV News : 3rd December  ‘Read in’ staged to save Swindon’s libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-03/read-in-staged-to-save-swindons-libraries/ This Is Wiltshire : 3rd December Swindon | We need to throw our weight…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 November 2016

BBC News : 30th November Web archive plans Trump-proof Canada back-up “Libraries in the UK should remember that they too are subject to excessive surveillance powers that may be abused” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38157530 BBC News : 30th November Ten Swindon libraries face…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 25th November All hope not lost as D-Day for libraries looms http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14929354.All_hope_not_lost_as_D_Day_for_libraries_looms/ Hinckley Times : 26th November Hinckley library could be unstaffed in cost-cutting measure Bosses at Leicestershire County Council are considering proposals to allow people to use…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 November 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 8th November Give us our say, say Park Library campaigners http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14868940.Give_us_our_say__say_library_campaigners/ Swindon Advertiser : 7th November Swindon campaigners join thousands to save town’s libraries http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14846601.Swindon_campaigners_join_thousands_to_save_town__39_s_libraries/ Bolton News : 8th November Return of library is ‘not viable’ says…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2016

ITV News : 5th November Swindon library campaigners join national demo excellent photographs http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-11-05/swindon-library-campaigners-join-national-demo/ BBC News : 6th November Lancashire County Council considers bids to run under-threat services http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-37861765 Tinder Foundation : 6th November What makes a great community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 September 2016

That’s Lancashire – Headline News : 26th September VIDEO | Lancashire libraries – closures confirmed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDyH7I7cGVg Lancashire Evening Post : 26th September Cabinet dismisses plea to save county libraries Informative article + useful comments http://www.lep.co.uk/news/cabinet-dismisses-pleas-to-save-county-libraries-1-8147396 2BR News : 26th September Decision upheld…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 September 2016

London SE1 : 20 September Lambeth | Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8902 The Mirror : 20 September Cheshire | Britain’s oldest public lending library faces closure due to Tory cuts http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-oldest-public-lending-library-8879544 Swindon Advertiser : 21 September Swindon |…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th August Protest planned over Lewisham library cuts … this Saturday to protest the £1m cuts to Lewisham Council’s library budget, which will see staff removed from four libraries across the borough. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/protest-planned-over-lewisham-library-cuts-380911 THE GUARDIAN : 18th…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 July 2016

BBC News : 15th July Swindon library closures: Campaigners urge rethink http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-36802142   Swindon Advertiser : 15th July Cabinet offers cautious backing to libraries strategy http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14620449.Cabinet_offers_cautious_backing_to_libraries_strategy/ ITV News : 14th July Last ditch attempt to save Swindon’s libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-07-14/last-ditch-attempt-to-save-swindons-libraries/ Uckfield…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 July 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 14th July Libraries affected by changes in ACE funding http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-affected-changes-ace-funding-353971 Kidderminster Shuttle : 13th July Worcestershire | Council chiefs scale back cuts to library opening hours in Wyre Forest http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/local/14619293.Council_chiefs_scale_back_cuts_to_library_opening_hours_in_Wyre_Forest/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th July Letter: ‘Concern over libraries’…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 July 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 13th July NHS partners up with (volunteer-run) libraries to boost wellbeing https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2016/jul/13/nhs-libraries-wellbeing-health-promotion-community Get West London : 13th July Ealing Central Library gets Primark move as council approves downsize http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/ealing-central-library-gets-primark-11608787 Eastbourne Herald : 13th JulyEast Sussex | Council chiefs may…