Tag: The Reading Agency

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 17th May How do I join the Summer Reading Challenge 2016? http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2016/may/17/how-do-i-join-the-summer-reading-challenge-2016 BBC News : 17th May Libraries NI: Opening hours could be cut at 14 premises under plans http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36309813 Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th May ‘Lewisham…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 January 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 28th January How the battle to save Lincolnshire’s libraries became a full-time job http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/28/battle-save-lincolnshire-libraries-full-time-job THE GUARDIAN : 28th January ‘Speak up before there’s nothing left’: authors rally for National Libraries Day http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jan/28/authors-rally-national-libraries-day-philip-ardagh-ann-cleeves THE BOOKSELLER : 28th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2016

Public Libraries News Editorial | Halifax give a little extra help (or do they?) and the SCL fail to directly support #MyLibraryByRight http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/01/halifax-give-a-little-extra-help-or-do-they-and-the-scl-fail-to-directly-support-mylibrarybyright.html Public Libraries News The pros and cons of commercial involvement in libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/campaigning/privatized-libraries-outsourcing-library-services/the-pros-and-cons-of-commercial-involvement-in-libraries Shropshire Star : 23rd January Shropshire | Wrekin MP…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 January 2016

The Knowledge Exchange : 15th January A book for everything that ails us …why bibliotherapy could be just the medicine we’re looking for Libraries are the best pill http://theknowledgeexchangeblog.com/2016/01/15/a-book-for-everything-that-ails-us-why-bibliotherapy-could-be-just-the-medicine-were–looking-for/ BBC News : 15th January Warwickshire | Leamington, Nuneaton and Rugby libraries to…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2016

SCL : 12th January New report looks at creating a Single Library Digital Presence to support Public Libraries in the future http://goscl.com/new-report-looks-at-creating-a-single-library-digital-presence-to-support-public-libraries-in-the-future/ Lincolnshire Echo: 12th January Letter | ‘Lincolnshire County Council is swinging its axe at the wrong target in libraries’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/LETTER-8216-Lincolnshire-County-Council-swinging/story-28474717-detail/story.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2015

BBC News : 27th November Scotland | Library book expenditure in decline http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34919430 THE BOOKSELLER : 27th November Libraries Taskforce gets funding until 2020 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-gets-funding-until-2016-317434 The Stage : 27th November Arts cuts will still be ‘hugely damaging’, warns Dugher https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2015/arts-cuts-will-still-be-hugely-damaging-warns-dugher/ Salisbury Journal…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st OctoberLibrary of Birmingham in £2m language school conversion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-birmingham-in-2m-language-school-conversion-315112 THE GUARDIAN : 21st OctoberStaff shortages forcing prisoners to choose between books and showers http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/oct/21/staff-shortages-forcing-prisoners-to-choose-between-books-and-showersLibraries Taskforce : 21st OctoberGuest Blog | Libraries as Fun Palaces – by author Stella Duffyhttps://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2015/10/21/libraries-as-fun-palaces/Newham Recorder :…

Library News Round-up: 10 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 9th SeptemberReading Agency presents report to Downing Streethttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/six-book-challenge-312000 Six Book Challenge Impact Report http://readingagency.org.uk/adults/Six_Book_Challenge_evaluation_Full_Report_FINAL.pdf Grantham Journal : 10th SeptemberLincolnshire | Fears for the future of Grantham Libraryhttp://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/fears-for-the-future-of-grantham-library-1-6951760 Daily Echo : 10th SeptemberCrunch talks over future of six Southampton librarieshttp://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/13710916.Crunch_talks_over_future_of_six_Southampton_libraries/ Cambrian News…

Library News Round-up: 23 August 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 23rd AugustCelebrity endorsements won’t solve illiteracy Morgan’s plans are problematic, and smack of government tendencies to hastily paper over serious cracks in educational issues. By laying blame for children’s illiteracy upon teachers, schools and parents for taking an…

Library News Round-up: 11 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustLadybird partners with Read On. Get On. campaignhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/ladybird-partners-read-get-campaign-308917THE BOOKSELLER : 11th AugustSouthampton libraries to close unless volunteers come forwardThe news comes at the same time as local businesses in Enfield have been asked to share space with one…

Library News Round-up: 28 July 2015

BBC News : 28th JulyLincolnshire County Council wins second library court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33622882The Lincolnite : 28th JulyLincolnshire library cuts challenge dismissed, and one Lincoln facility to closehttp://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/07/lincolnshire-library-cuts-challenge-dismissed-and-one-lincoln-facility-to-close/Spalding Guardian : 28th JulyHigh Court sides with Lincolnshire CC as authority blames Save Lincs Libraries for “wasting”…

Library News Round-up: 27 January 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th JanuaryLibrary scheme to support dementia sufferershttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-scheme-support-dementia-sufferers Library Stuff : 26th JanuaryBarbara Band – A library scheme with no libraries? http://barbara567band.blogspot.co.ukInfoism : 27th JanuaryLibraries – it’s a “question of priorities”http://infoism.co.uk/2015/01/libraries-its-a-question-of-priorities/Stoke Sentinel : 27th JanuaryStoke-on-Trent | Library opens at leisure centre in Abbey…

Library News Round-up: 26 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th NovemberRussell Brand: ‘schools without libraries are a disgrace’ Reading Agency Lecturehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/russell-brand-schools-without-libraries-are-disgrace THE GUARDIAN : 25th NovemberRussell Brand pledges funding to set up library at his former schoolhttp://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/nov/25/russell-brand-library-former-schoolBBC News : 26th NovemberLabour promises ‘digital data review’The report says more…

Library News Round-up: 21 July 2014

Infoism : 21st JulyWhy I think we need to speak out against media assaults on public librarieshttp://infoism.co.uk/2014/07/why-i-think-we-need-to-speak-out-against-media-assaults-on-public-libraries/Spalding Guardian : 21st JulyCouncil leaders bid to save libraries offerPlans to reform Lincolnshire’s library service are in limbo ….http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/what-s-on/lifestyle-and-leisure/council-leaders-bid-to-save-libraries-offer-1-6191089The Star : 21st JulyD-Day…

The Local Studies service in context

  It can be easy to forget that the local studies service should be considered part of the “comprehensive and efficient” service required by statute because many local authorities choose not to manage it through the library structure. Local Studies…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th December Cressida Cowell launches Christmas reading challenge Author Cressida Cowell today launched The Reading Agency’s new Christmas reading mini-challenge, designed to encourage children to use their libraries over the Christmas holidays. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cressida-cowell-launches-christmas-reading-challenge.html Southend-on-Sea Borough Council :…