Tag Archive for The Library Campaign

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: 14 November 2017

Kent Live: 14 November The Tunbridge Wells Museum, art gallery, library and Adult Education Centre buildings will be closed for two years http://www.kentlive.news/news/tunbridge-wells-museum-art-gallery-770675 Government Business: 14 November Hertfordshire signals next stage of libraries plans http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/14112017/hertfordshire-signals-next-stage-libraries-plans Lancashire Telegraph: 14 November Earby…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2017

Wilmslow.co.uk: 13 November Cheshire East | Council unveils plans to save more than £70m Pre-budget report, out for consultation, includes plans to close Alderley Edge Library, along with two others. http://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article/16687/council-unveils-plans-to-save-more-than-70m Daily Post North Wales: 13 November Libraries set to shut…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 11 November Save Bath Library: Do our politicians in Bath have no shame over libraries? http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/news-opinion/save-bath-library-politicians-bath-763301 News & Star: 12 November Cumbria | Three libraries could be shut http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Three-libraries-could-be-shut-9d2b6eeb-1182-42e8-82f3-088673f007ab-ds

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 10 November East Sussex | Library centre of village hub http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/library-centre-of-village-hub-1-8237950 Wiltshire Times: 10 November Our town is failing http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15653464.Our_town_is_failing/ North Wales Pioneer: 10 November Conwy’s libraries among the best in Wales http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/home/2017/11/10/gallery/conwy-s-libraries-among-the-best-in-wales-99554/ So Cheshire: 10 November Cheshire East…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 November 2017

Craven Herald: 9 November North Yorkshire | Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Gargrave Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15649203.Celebrating_the_start_of_a_new_chapter_for_Gargrave_Library/ North Devon Gazette: 9 November Devon | Funding bids to move Bideford Library into The Burton could be submitted next year http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/bideford-library-burton-bridge-buildings-1-5272095 Midsomer Norton…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 November 2017

Liverpool Echo: 8 November Have Liverpool Council deployed security guards because of LIBRARY protest? http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-council-deployed-security-guards-13872297 Gazette & Herald: 8 November North Yorkshire | Sight Support Ryedale relocates to Norton Hive Library and Community Hub http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15636572.Charity_relocates_to_new_community_hub/

Libraries News Round-up: 7 November 2017

Get Reading: 7 November Plans for pool, library and 55 flats in Wokingham set to be approved http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/property/wokingham-carnival-pool-plans-flats-13863488 Bath Echo: 7 November Panel to review decision to move One Stop Shop to the Podium in Bath http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/panel-review-decision-move-one-stop-shop-podium-bath-75818/ Bath Chronicle: 7…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2017

The Bookseller: 6 November Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is ‘major presence’ but ‘hamstrung’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-taskforce-major-presence-hamstrung-666271 Ipswich Star: 6 November Suffolk | Literacy scheme Let’s Talk Reading helps soaring reading test results in Ipswich http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/literacy-scheme-let-s-talk-reading-helps-soaring-reading-test-results-in-ipswich-1-5266357 The Scotsman: 6 November Argyle & Bute |…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 November 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 3 November East Sussex | STEPHEN LLOYD MP: Keep the pressure up over libraries cuts http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/opinion/stephen-lloyd-mp-keep-the-pressure-up-over-libraries-cuts-1-8225982 Eastbourne Herald: 3 November East Sussex | To lose library would be a blow http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/to-lose-library-would-be-a-blow-1-8227766 Bexhill_on_Sea Observer: 3 November MP backs community’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 2 November Bath & NE Somerset | Council could be forced to revisit decision to move One Stop Shop to Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/council-could-forced-revisit-decision-714902 Norwich Evening News: 2 November Victims could soon go to libraries, shops or even…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2017

The Guardian: 1 November Why are privatised probation services using public libraries to see clients? https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/01/privatised-probation-services-libraries-ex-offenders Midsomer, Radstock & District Journal: 1 November Bath & NE Somerset | Branch libraries at risk if volunteers not found http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk/article.cfm?id=106908 Brixton Buzz: 1…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 31 October Letter to the Editor: Bournemouth council is paving the way for privatisation of public libraries http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15629553.Letter_to_the_Editor__Bournemouth_council_is_paving_the_way_for_privatisation_of_public_libraries/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 31 October Desborough residents join forces over future of town’s library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/desborough-residents-join-forces-over-future-of-town-s-library-1-8221406 Exmouth Journal: 31 October Devon | Plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 October 2017

Manchester Evening News: 30 October 2017 Homeless people can now use the city’s library books and computers http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/homeless-people-can-now-use-13829748 Uckfield News: 30 October East Sussex | County library closure plans opposed by Uckfield Town Council http://uckfieldnews.com/county-library-closure-plans-opposed-by-uckfield-town-council/ Huddersfield Examiner: 30 October Calderdale…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2017

The Guardian: 26 October No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/26/no-one-use-libraries-any-more-rubbish-sanctuaries–enrich-communities Darlington & Stockton Times: 26 October Court date set in battle to save Darlington’s historic Crown Street library http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15622020.Court_date_set_in_battle_to_save_historic_library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 October Meeting in Desborough over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 October 2017

Libraries Taskforce: 25 October One year on from Ambition: let us know what you think https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/25/one-year-on-from-ambition-let-us-know-what-you-think/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October SOS call from Mawsley youngster over proposed library closures http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/sos-call-from-mawsley-youngster-over-proposed-library-closures-1-8211911 Slough Observer: 25 October Slough’s library and cultural centre, The…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2017

Devon Live: 24 October Politician, Strictly Come Dancing star and top author Ann Widdecombe urges book lovers to use their libraries http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/politician-strictly-come-dancing-star-671332 Newbury Today: 24 October West Berkshire | Volunteers crucial to Thatcham Library’s survival http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22655/volunteers-crucial-to-thatcham-library-s-survival.html White Horse News: 24…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 October 2017

The Bookseller: 23 October Campaign group Voices for the Library to close https://www.thebookseller.com/news/voices-library-close-657466 The Telegraph: 23 October Northampton | Watchmen writer Alan Moore goes to war with council over library closures http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/watchmen-writer-alan-moore-goes-war-council-library-closures/ The Bookseller: 23 October Twenty-one libraries at risk…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2017

Voices for the Library: 22 October An Announcement and Final Blog Post from Voices for the Library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2017/10/an-announcement-and-final-blog-post-from-voices-for-the-library/ York Press: 22 October Protect our libraries plea http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15610247.Protect_our_libraries_plea/ East Anglia Daily Times: 22 October Essex County Council wants your views on…