Tag: Thurrock libraries

Library News Round-up: 30 June 2015

Surrey Mirror : 30th JuneReigate and Merstham library opening times set to change The changes are part of a wider review of the library service, which plans to reduce the staffing budget by £227,000 for 2015/16.http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/Reigate-Merstham-library-opening-times-set-change/story-26758848-detail/story.html Your Thurrock : 30th JuneAs Thurrock’s…

Library News Round-up: 1 May 2015

Public Libraries News : 1st MayEditorial | Alan Gibbons + Private Eye call Ed Vaizey out on figures, the SCL … and Obama careshttp://ift.tt/1DP0U3OSouth Wales Evening Post : 1st MayWelsh Government plans to halve the number of councils dividing opinionMore rights for…

Library News Round-up: 20 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 20th MarchSieghart reveals task force digital ambitionshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-reveals-task-force-digital-ambitionsYour Thurrock : 20th MarchThurrock libraries: Read my lips: “Jobs will go”http://www.yourthurrock.com/Thurrock-libraries-Read-lips-Jobs/story-26205235-detail/story.html Clacton & Frinton Gazette : 20th MarchThurrock libraries ‘still at risk’http://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11863892.Thurrock_libraries__still_at_risk_/Bristol 24/7 : 19th MarchDisappointment at Central Library decisionFragmenting the…

Library News Round-up: 7 March 2015

BOOKTRUST : 6th MarchGovernment funding cut for Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland government will no longer be funding the Bookstart programme.http://www.booktrust.org.uk/news-and-blogs/news/1324Don’t Privatise Libraries : 7th MarchBarnet, Lambeth, Devon & Bryant.http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/barnet-lambeth-devon-bryant.html Bristol Post : 7th MarchThreat to close seven Bristol libraries is…

Library News Round-up: 26 February 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th FebruaryLambeth in line for library closureshttp://thebookseller.com/news/lambeth-line-library-closuresLondon Evening Standard : 26th FebruaryRosamund Urwin😐 Our libraries and parks should never be under threathttp://www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/rosamund-urwin-our-libraries-and-parks-should-never-be-under-threat-10071831.html Friends of Lambeth Libraries : 26th FebruaryStatement | Lambeth Libraries in perilhttps://seancreighton1947.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/lambeth-libraries-in-peril/Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 26th FebruaryNEW PAGE dedicated…

Library News Round-up: 20 February 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 20th FebruaryIn a country like Britain, obsessed with the now, libraries are a political battlegroundhttp://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/20/bin-library-books-risk-purging-pastThis Is Local London : 20th FebruaryBarnet’s Labour councillors put forward motion to halt library cutshttp://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11808757.Councillors_to_vote_on_stopping_library_cuts/Bromsgrove Standard : 20th FebruaryWorcestershire | ‘Taking on volunteers whilst…

Library News Round-up: 19 February 2015

State Library of Queensland | Report – The Library Dividend http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/226143/the-library-dividend-summary-report.pdf THE GUARDIAN : 19th FebruaryManchester central library disposed of 240,000 items during refurbishment http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/19/manchester-central-library-disposed-of-240000-items-during-refurbishmentTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th FebruaryDetails on Manchester’s library stock cull http://www.thebookseller.com/news/details-manchesters-library-stock-cull Barbara Band : 19th FebruaryCan We Afford Not To Have Libraries?http://barbara567band.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/can-we-afford-not-to-have-libraries.htmlMessenger Newspapers…

Library News Round-up: 12 February 2015

Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace“My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!”http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to “save” public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire Echo : 12th FebruaryLetter – Lincs CC Leader| Moves to cut library…

Library News Round-up: 5 February 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 5th FebruaryJoanne Harris | If I were Prime Minister: I would stop library closures and do away with government targets http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/if-i-were-prime-minister-i-would-stop-library-closures-and-i-would-do-away-with-targets-10025506.htmlSociety of Chief Librarians : 5th FebruaryPress Release | Public libraries launch “TeachFirst” style internship programmehttp://www.goscl.com/public-libraries-launch-teachfirst-style-internship-programme/ About My Area : 5th…

Library News Round-up: 29 January 2015

Thurrock Gazette : 29th JanuaryEvie, 6, tells Prime Minister: ‘Please help save our libraries’ http://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11755122.Evie__6__tells_Prime_Minister___Please_help_save_our_libraries_/VIDEO : Watch Evie read out the letter to try to save her libraryhttp://www.thurrockgazette.co.uk/news/11747090.VIDEO__Six_year_old_girl_asks_the_Prime_Minister_to_save_her_library/ Burton Mail : 29th JanuaryLeicestershire | Measham library still at risk of closureMeasham library is still at…

Library News Round-up: 22 January 2015

Manchester Evening News : 22nd JanuaryLibrary visitor numbers plunge as cuts force drastic reduction in opening hours Seven Manchester libraries have seen visitor numbers plummet by as much as 90per cent since funding cuts led to them beingrun by volunteers with drastically…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Library News Round-up: 14 January 2015

The Library Campaign : 14th JanuaryFight the stripping of the library counters in North Yorkshire http://www.librarycampaign.com/fight-the-stripping-of-the-library-counters-in-north-yorkshire/South Wales Evening Post : 13th JanuaryLibraries could be brought to bookSwansea wants Pub Libs renamed as ‘book clubs’ to make them “cheaper to run”2 good commentshttp://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Libraries-brought-book/story-25845738-detail/story.html Your Thurrock…