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: 11 December 2016

Public Libraries News : 11th December Minister “leads fight back” + Torfaen “I just wanted someone to know the Telegraph story about Swindon is a load of rubbish. Rob Wilson is not holding Swindon to account. He had a nice cosy…

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: 16 November 2016

This is Wiltshire : 15 November Swindon | Teachers and students praised by author as literature festival inspires more visits to school library Schools across the town came together for the ninth annual Swindon Youth Festival of Literature last week…

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…