Tag: volunteer-run libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2015

BBC News : 22nd SeptemberWales’ poorest children struggle with language, report says http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-34318580Free Press Series : 22nd September Poorest children in Wales already falling behind with language by the time they start school – report http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/13774938.Poorest_children_in_Wales_already_falling_behind_with_language_by_the_time_they_start_school___report/?ref=rss Local Government Lawyer : 22nd SeptemberPolicy responsibility for…

Library News Round-up: 16 September 2015

BBC News : 16th SeptemberNHS trust to take over 8 Staffordshire libraries The detail of how the eight libraries would be staffed has yet to be worked out, a trust spokesperson said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34262906 West Briton : 16th SeptemberCornwall | Public consultation launched over future of…

Library News Round-up: 15 September 2015

Pew Research Centre : 15th SeptemberUSA | Report : Libraries and Services for Learning, Key Groups and Economic Opportunities http://www.pewinternet.org/2015/09/15/libraries-and-services-for-learning-key-groups-and-economic-opportunities/#libraries-as-providers-of-resources-for-immigrants-and-veterans-and-for-those-who-want-technology-helpBurton Mail : 15th SeptemberLibraries in Staffordshire handed to community groupshttp://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Libraries-Staffordshire-handed-community-groups/story-27795345-detail/story.html Times Series : 15th SeptemberLibrary supporters march in protest at cuts http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/13735383.Library_supporters_march_in_protest_at_cuts/ Huddersfield Examiner : 15th…

Library News Round-up: 13 September 2015

Parliament Live TVCulture, Media and Sport Committee – Wednesday 9 September  Watch:  John Whittingdale set out his priorities for DCMS  http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/e6fdec06-fd51-4b6e-bfa4-f45168d8ef55 Public Libraries News : 13th SeptemberEditorial | Every silver cloud has a darker lining: Stafford and Willesden Green Now to some, I’m…

Library News Round-up: 9 September 2015

BBC News : 9th SeptemberNew £1m Stafford library offers access to 3D printinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34187495Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th SeptemberBarnet Children’s March for Libraries 12/9/15  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/barnet-childrens-march-for-libraries.htmlBlackpool Gazette : 9th September Letter | Council CutsIf you close libraries the elderly, along with mother groups, would suffer.http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/letters-emails/letters-september-9-2015-1-7451654 UNISON Scotland…

Library News Round-up: 6 September 2015

London SE1 : 5th SeptemberSouthwark | Old Kent Road’s public library to move to Aylesbury Estate site after 125-year history http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8433  Leicester Mercury : 6th SeptemberLeicestershire’s second ‘community partnership’ library set to open in Markfield this weekMarkfield is one of 36 libraries that…

Library News Round-up: 5 September 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th SeptemberEnd ‘negative narrative’ around libraries urges Settlehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-taskforce-head-wants-stop-negative-narrative-surrounding-libraries-311451 Huddersfield Examiner : 4th SeptemberNew campaign to try and save Kirklees’ librarieshttp://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/new-campaign-try-save-kirklees-9988827 Pub Is The Hub : 3rd SeptemberBattle of Britain fighter pilot opens library in Cornish pub “We have developed…

Library News Round-up: 1 September 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 1st SeptemberMichael Rosen | Dear Ms Morgan: there’s no point giving children tickets for closed librarieshttp://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/sep/01/morgan-child-library-ticketTHE GUARDIAN: 1st SeptemberLocal authorities ‘cannot cope with further cuts’http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/01/local-government-association-cannot-cope-further-cuts Evening Standard : 1st SeptemberJeremy Corbyn hails arts as ‘vital to health’ and pledges…

Library News Round-up: 29 August 2015

Lincolnshire Echo : 29th August‘Even those who declared loyalty to Stalin kept their libraries open, so why not Lincolnshire’ http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/8216-declared-loyalty-Stalin-kept-libraries-open/story-27694789-detail/story.htmlTorquay Herald Express : 29th AugustDevonshire | Community celebrates Ashburton Post Office and library openinghttp://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Community-celebrates-Ashburton-Post-Office/story-27700404-detail/story.html Daily Echo : 29th August Southampton | Council consultation on libraries’ closure was…

Library News Round-up: 28 August 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 28th August‘Essential’ councillors understand ‘value’ of librarieshttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/essential-councillors-understand-value-libraries-310189Leon’s Library Blog : 28th AugustThe ‘Amateurisation’ of Public Librarieshttp://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/08/28/the-amateurisation-of-the-public-libraries/ … Grimsby Telegraph : 28th AugustN.E. Lincolnshire | Scartho Library reopening will open new chapter for communityhttp://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Library-reopening-open-new-chapter-community/story-27689561-detail/story.html Tamworth Herald : 28th AugustStaffordshire | Tamworth Library’s weekday opening hours…

Library News Round-up: 17 August 2015

THE TIMES :  17th AugustAli Smith joins fight over library closures An extract – the remainder behind ££Paywall http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/uk/scotland/article4529524.eceTHE BOOKSELLER : 17th August Smith warns library closures threat to ‘democracy of reading’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/smith-warns-closure-libraries-threat-democracy-reading-309319 Herald Scotland : 16th AugustAli Smith warns festival audience over…

Library News Round-up: 14 August 2015

SLIC : 12th AugustReview Explores the Role of Volunteers in LibrariesA review commissioned by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) has concluded that volunteer-run libraries without professional and local authority input are not a preferred option for library services…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 13 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 12th JulyEditorial | 175 innovations for your public library service … and 343 volunteer libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/175-innovations-for-your-public-library-service-and-343-volunteer-libraries.htmlHam & High : 13th JulyHave your say on £800,000 cuts putting Camden libraries in the firing lineLibraries could close, see opening hours slashed,…

Library News Round-up: 7 July 2015

BBC News : 7th JulyProposal for more cuts to Isle of Wight library servicehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-33427010On The Wight : 7th JulyHave your say on the future of Isle of Wight librarieshttp://onthewight.com/2015/07/07/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-isle-of-wight-libraries/Minster FM News : 7th JulyNorth Yorkshire |  Library cuts go ahead with more…

Library News Round-up: 3 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 2 July 2015

Love Bris Libraries (Twitter: via @LoveBristolLib) Submission from Royal National Institute of Blind People to Bristol City Council ‘Libraries for the future’ consultationhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9JYUqiViI3RaGFaemRxU2M3RHpXQUFzX0owOHlHTVp4bHFn/view?pli=1Daily Record : 2nd JulyEast Kilbride library axed in council budget cuts hosts farewell tea for loyal customers The closure…

Library News Round-up: 11 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 11th JuneWi-fi for all libraries by March 2016 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wi-fi-all-libraries-march-2016 Bromley Times : 11th JuneBromley residents urged to take a stand against ‘mass privatisation plans’http://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/bromley_residents_urged_to_take_a_stand_against_mass_privatisation_plans_1_4108232 Cambrian News : 11th JuneGwynedd | Outrage at plans to close Nefyn Libraryhttp://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/news/i/48743/Market Rasen Mail : 11th June New…

Library News Round-up: 10 June 2015

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1394Library News | Library of Birmingham (and Cambridge Central Library)Available in all good newsagentsHarrow Times : 10th JuneHarrow Council criticised by MP Bob Blackman for ignoring library campaignershttp://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/13323279.Library_closures__MP_says_council__rubber_stamped__decisions/Parliament.uk TRANSCRIPT | Westminster Hall Debate – Libraries (Harrow)scroll down to Libraries (Harrow) –…

Library News Round-up: 26 May 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 26th MayLondon’s 10 best library cardsMaligned, abused, crushed almost to death by public austerity, public libraries are being forced to take creative measures to kindle the interest of an attention-deficient public.http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/26/london-10-best-library-cardsTHE GUARDIAN : 26th MayTime for the…