Tag Archive for volunteer-run libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 5 April 2018

The Argus: 5 April Brighton & Hove | Disappointment as library changes are given go ahead http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16138894.Disappointment_as_library_changes_are_given_go_ahead/ Derby Telegraph: 5 April Petition launched over plans to make cuts at 20 Derbyshire libraries https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/mp-petition-oppose-library-cuts-1417524 Local Gov: 5 April Scotland | Councils…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March 2018

Buxton Advertiser: 28 March Derbyshire County Council unveils proposed changes to libraries https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/derbyshire-county-council-unveils-proposed-changes-to-libraries-1-9086098 Bromley Times: 28 March Strikes at Bromley libraries over “insulting” pay offer http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/strikes-at-bromley-libraries-over-insulting-pay-offer-1-5453731 LocalGov: 28 March Bromley library staff strike over ‘paltry’ pay offer https://www.localgov.co.uk/Bromley-library-staff-strike-over-paltry-pay-offer/45034 News Shopper:…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2018

Yorkshire Post: 28 February GP Taylor: How did ‘library’ become a dirty word in schools? https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/gp-taylor-how-did-library-become-a-dity-word-in-schools-1-9039004 BBC News: 28 February Northamptonshire County Council backs £40m budget cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43226339 Northampton Chronicle: 28 February BREAKING NEWS: Northamptonshire County Council approves plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February 2018

BBC News: 27 February Northamptonshire County Council plans to close 21 libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43214626 ITV News: 27 February £10m cuts plan to close libraries as Northamptonshire council hits ‘crisis point’ http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-02-27/10m-cuts-plan-to-close-libraries-as-northamptonshire-council-hits-crisis-point/ Local Government Chronicle: 27 February https://www.lgcplus.com/politics-and-policy/finance/northants-proposes-99m-more-savings-in-revised-budget/7023442.article Northampton Chronicle & Echo:…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February 2018

Huffington Post: 6 February Councils Face 20% Fee Hike To Bail Out Carillion Deals http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/pwc-council-charges-carillion_uk_5a73292ae4b0bf6e6e225bb3 Warrington Guardian: 6 February First look inside the new Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15921133.First_look_inside_the_new_Great_Sankey_Neighbourhood_Hub/ Norfolk Eastern Daily Press: 6 February Thank your lucky stars for…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 3 February Damned if we don’t, damned if we do! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2018/02/03/damned-if-we-dont-damned-if-we-do/ Burnham-On-Sea.com: 4 February Somerset | Protest meeting to be held over plans to close Highbridge Library http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-03-02-18.php Banbury Guardian: 4 February Northamptonshire | MP visits Middleton…

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…