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Libraries news round-up: 19 October 2018

Chronicle Live: 19 October Newcastle | Meet the Fenham residents backing divisive plans for an addiction recovery hub at their library Chronicle Live: 19 October Opening of controversial addiction recovery hub at Newcastle library is DELAYED The Scotsman: 19 October…

Libraries news round-up: 18 October 2018

Weston Mercury: 18 October Somerset libraries at risk of closure This is Local London: 18 October Calls for Lewisham Council to reconsider cuts to library staff hours Huffington Post: 18 October Councils are at breaking point – If Cuts Continue,…

Libraries news round-up: 10 October 2018

UNISON: ‘Save the arts and libraries’ march goes through London cultural landmarks to Parliament UNISON, with support from PCS and UNITE are calling on the public to join public sector workers in a march on Saturday, 3 November 2018, starting…

Libraries news round-up: 1 August 2018

BBC News: 1 August Northamptonshire County Council: Protesters ‘mourn’ cuts to services Sky News: 1 August Fears cash-strapped Northamptonshire County Council may no longer afford services The Guardian: 1 August Northamptonshire’s cash crisis driven by ideological folly, councillors told Northampton…

Libraries news round-up: 18 June 2018

Northern Echo: 18 June Darlington campaigners face council at Leeds Combined Court York Press: 18 June Council chiefs pledge to keep York library funding for 15 years Richmondshire Today: 18 June North Yorkshire County Council to increase reliance on volunteers…

Libraries news round-up: 15 June 2018

Northern Echo: 15 June Save Darlington’s Crown Street Library: Campaigners’ case returns to the High Court Two-day hearing starts on Monday Northern Echo: 15 June Letters: Hopes judicial review will fall in favour of Darlington library staying put Swindon Advertiser:…

Libraries news round-up: 13 June 2018

BBC News: 13 June Scotland | Union concern over a plan to use pupils to run school libraries Peeblesshire News: 13 June Parents anger at their library used as misrepresented example PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1472 Library News (p.35) Librarians…

Libraries news round-up: 24 May 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 24 May Herefordshire | Library and museum privatisation plan causes concern York Press: 24 May This is how much it will cost to repair York’s libraries Derby Telegraph: 24 May Former libraries chief feels council is ‘making wrong decision’ over…

Libraries news round-up: 14 May 2018

Northampton Telegraph: 14 May Row over ‘sale’ of Irchester library Wales Online: 14 May Fears that jobs could be lost at Cardiff libraries following money saving overhaul Wakefield Express: 14 May Changes in library opening times in cash saving move Somerset County Gazette:…

Libraries news round-up: 9 May 2018

The Telegraph: 9 May Rise of the unmanned library means elderly and children are shut out Shropshire Star: 9 May Police stations to relocate Inc. one relocating to a library Shropshire Live: 9 May Four Shropshire police stations to relocate Hereford…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2018

Wales Online: 15 March Carmarthenshire | A brand new fleet of mobile libraries is too low for tall people to stand upright in, a union has claimed https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/brand-new-fleet-mobile-libraries-14417576 Express & Star:15 March Staffordshire | Campaigners fighting to save village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 January 2018

Harrow Times: 30 January Harrow libraries brought in-house following Carillion liquidation http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/15906772.Libraries_brought_in_house_following_Carillion_collapse/ Scottish Daily Record: 30 January Final decision on potential library opening time cuts looms in West Dunbartonshire https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/final-decision-potential-library-opening-11938452 Bristol Post: 30 January Blackadder star Tony Robinson brands Bristol…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 October 2017

The Argus: 18 October East Sussex | Hundreds sign petition to save their library http://www.theargus.co.uk/NEWS/15602101.___Do_not_close_Ringmer_Library______plea_to_council/ Kilburn Times: 18 October Brent | Library in Kensal Rise gets £75,000 council boost http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/library-in-kensal-rise-gets-75-000-council-boost-1-5241181 Blackburn Gazette: 18 October Lancashire | Library campaign off to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 September 2017

Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 10 September Libraries SOS Day 19/10/17 – is it enough? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/libraries-sos-day-191017-is-it-enough.html?m=1 Leicester Mercury: 11 September Futuristic ‘self-access’ technology could replace library staff in Leicestershire http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/futuristic-self-access-technology-could-445971 North Wales Chronicle: 11 September Anglesey | Council seek your…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold ‘SOS Day’ for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham on Sea.com: 7 August Somerset | Protest held in Burnham-On-Sea…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August

UNISON: 2 August SOS Day for libraries ‘Our Save Our Services campaign day of action on 19 October this year focuses on libraries – a hub and a haven in our communities offering a place for people to work, relax,…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2017

Lancashire Telegraph : 5th January Fury over ‘duplicitous’ timing of Whalley Library sale announcement http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15004758.Fury_over____duplicitous____timing_of_Whalley_Library_sale_announcement/ Hereford Times : 5th January Hereford library to re-open http://www.herefordtimes.com/NEWS/15001677.Hereford_library_to_re_open/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January Blog | A healthy, happy, connected community: it starts in  the library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 September 2016

Government Business : 12th September Feature | The time of the library is now Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our local communities http://governmentbusiness.co.uk/features/time-library-now Public Finance : 12th…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February ‘Libraries have betrayed publishers’, festival hears  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/publishers-should-partner-libraries-321273 Chronicle Live : 2nd February Charity behind Northumberland’s leisure centres and libraries asks for £1m bailout http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/charity-behind-northumberlands-leisure-centres-10821436 Bournemouth Echo : 2nd February “You should get volunteers” – councillor…