Tag Archive for volunteer-run libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January 2018

The Echo: 13 January New volunteer-run community libraries to be introduced across Essex http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15825120.New_volunteer_run_community_libraries_to_be_introduced_across_Essex/ Herts Advertiser: 13 January Public consultation launches on future of Hertfordshire’s libraries http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/public-consultation-launches-on-future-of-hertfordshire-s-libraries-1-5352693 Lancashire Telegraph: 13 January Councillor gives praise to County Hall for reopening of…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 12 January Residents to stage sit-in protest at Oundle’s library https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/residents-to-stage-sit-in-protest-at-oundle-s-library-1-8325937 ITV News: 12 January Northamptonshire | Protesters stage sit-in to save Brackley Library https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-01-12/protesters-stage-sit-in-to-save-brackley-library/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 12 January 95 per cent say they want Higham Ferrers Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2017

Express & Star: 6 December Walsall’s Central Library to shut for 10 months in £4.3m revamp The work will see Central Library redesigned as a ‘hub’, incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/12/06/library-to-shut-for-ten-months/ Shropshire Star:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times: 27 November North Yorkshire libraries look to the future http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15682610.County___s_libraries_look_to_the_future/…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of revised proposals for community libraries https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/mobile-library-set-stay-part-revised-proposals-community-libraries-76065/ Craven Herald: 24 November…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 November 2017

The Bookseller: 20 November PLR increases but drop in registered loans ‘disheartening’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-increases-82p-676751 The Bookseller: 20 November Scotland launches single library card pilot https://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-launches-single-library-card-pilot-676661 Eastbourne Herald: 20 November PHOTOS: Huge turnout at protest against Polegate Library closure http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/photos-huge-turnout-at-protest-against-polegate-library-closure-1-8254256 Lancashire Evening…

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: 19 October 2017

The Guardian: 19 October The UK no longer has a national public library system by Laura Swaffield, Chair of The Library Campaign Volunteer-run libraries don’t meet national standards. We don’t even know how many books are issued. https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/oct/19/uk-national-public-library-system-community Bournemouth Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 October 2017

Morning Star: 11 October Bennett Praises Public Libraries As Lifeline For Kids Alan Wylie quoted. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-a9a8-Bennett-praises-public-libraries-as-lifeline-for-kids#.WeHVBBNSzoB Hastings Observer: 13 October East Sussex | Residents discuss next steps of campaign to save library http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/residents-discuss-next-steps-of-campaign-to-save-library-1-8195098 Sutton Guardian: 13 October Sutton library prepares…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 September 2017

East Anglia Daily Times: 19 September Essex | Council launches consultation to ask residents for views on future of library services http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/council-launches-consultation-to-ask-residents-for-views-on-future-of-library-services-1-5199989 The Echo: 19 September Essex County Council to hold consultation into future of mobile library services http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/15543826.Residents_face_losing_access_to_mobile_library_services/ Eastbourne Herald:…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 July

The Independent: 5 July No libraries or streetlights left in Britain by 2020 if austerity doesn’t stop, warns Tory local government chief http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/uk-austerity-library-closures-no-streetlights-britain-by-2020-stop-tory-local-government-chief-local-a7824321.html Derby Telegraph: 5 July Angry reaction to Derby City Council’s plan to get volunteers to run 10…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April

The Courier: 24 April Fife | Story of Largo Library is a happy ever after Largo Library reopens as volunteer-run facility https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/uncategorised/411433/story-of-largo-library-is-a-happy-ever-after/ Rossendale Free Press: 24 April Lancashire | Government inquiry could investigate library cuts in Rossendale http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/news/government-inquiry-could-investigate-library-12916312 Broken Barnet…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 October 2016

Bristol Post : 11 October South Gloucestershire | Council unveils second attempt to cut libraries after backlash stopped first http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/south-gloucestershire-council-unveils-second-attempt-to-cut-libraries-after-backlash-stopped-first/story-29799304-detail/story.html  Warrington Guardian : 11 October Warrington | Councillor vows to fight closure of Penketh Library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14795247.Councillor_vows_to_fight_closure_of_Penketh_Library/  Somerset Live : 12 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2016

Leicester Mercury : 15th September Leicester libraries and communities centres may be sold to cut costs http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/leicester-libraries-and-communities-centres-may-be-sold-to-cut-costs/story-29720112-detail/story.html Lytham St Annes Express : 15th September ‘The fight for our libraries goes on’ Mr Menzies is continuing to pursue the issue with…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 September 2016

Public Libraries News : 6th September Editorial | There’s consultations and then there’s … “give the public the respect they deserve ..” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/09/theres-consultations-and-then-theres.html Northern Echo : 6th September Plans to close Darlington library may be ‘set aside’ following legal challenge http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14726282.Decision_to_close_Crown_Street_Library__set_aside__by_Darlington_Borough_Council_following_legal_challenge/ Swindon…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2016

Medley of Extemporanea : 5th September V for Volunteer – a dystopian reality https://dawnfinch.co.uk/2016/09/05/v-for-volunteer-a-dystopian-reality/ THE GUARDIAN : 6th September Julia Donaldson protests to Nicola Sturgeon about axing of school librarians https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/06/julia-donaldson-nicola-sturgeon-argyll-and-bute-school-librarians THE BOOKSELLER : 6th September Donaldson criticises school library cuts…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 May 2016

THE INDEPENDENT : 24th May London library closures cost local council three times more than keeping them open http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lambeth-council-london-library-closures-cost-three-times-more-than-it-did-to-keep-them-open-a7043921.html THE BOOKSELLER : 24th May Stephen Fry backs libraries in poster campaign http://www.thebookseller.com/news/stephen-fry-becomes-cilips-poster-boy-save-libraries-330283 Booktrade Info : 24th May Stephen Fry Supports…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 May 2016

Make a difference https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/05/12/make-a-difference/ Northern Echo : 12th May Friends group launched to save Darlington’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14489490.Friends_group_launched_to_save_Darlington_s_libraries/ Skegness Standard : 11th May Lincolnshire | New-look Alford Library offers homely atmopshere http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-look-alford-library-offers-homely-atmopshere-1-7379407 Lytham St Anne’s Express : 12th May Lancashire | MP condemns closure hit-list…