Tag: volunteer run library

Libraries news round-up: 31 October 2018

Southend Echo: 31 October Library axed – and replaced with council vans in Southend Darlington Times: 31 October North Yorkshire | Library becomes hub for Great Ayton  Hambleton Today: 31 October North Yorkshire | Award for Great Ayton community library…

Libraries news round-up: 25 October 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October County Council’s chief executive gives libraries hope ‘Ms Grant said she is personally leading the libraries review and was hoping for a ‘positive outcome’.’ Redditch Standard: 25 October Worcestershire | Battle begins to save Redditch library…

Libraries news round-up: 24 October 2018

Worcester News: 24 October Locals would share St John’s library with Costa or Starbucks to keep it open Worcester Observer: 24 October Brewing up a lifeline for library facing axe Worcester News: 24 October LETTER OF THE DAY: Dismay over…

Libraries news round-up: 17 October 2018

BBC News: 17 October Somerset County Council: Protesters gather to challenge £14m cuts Burnham-on-Sea.com: 17 October Somerset | Outcry over council’s decision to shut Highbridge Library unless community group is formed to save it  Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 17…

Libraries news round-up: 5 October 2018

Yorkshire Post: 5 October Yvette Huddleston: Why libraries can boost our mental health Lancashire Evening Post: 5 October Reopening of Bamber Bridge library moves a step closer Brixton Buzz: 5 October Lambeth | Book-ish Gyms declared a success by Labour…

Libraries news round-up: 28 September 2018

Press & Journal: 28 September Over 100 jobs at risk as Moray Council look to implement severe budget cuts Cuts agreed include reduced opening hours for Buckie, Forres, Keith, Lossiemouth libraries The Courier: 28 September ‘No decisions’ to cut library…

Libraries news round-up: 27 September 2018

North Somerset Times: 27 September North Somerset library closure announced Midsomer Norton Journal: 27 September PSJ Councillors launch consultation on new Community Library Hereford Times: 27 September Powys | New hours start at town library

Libraries news round-up: 19 September 2018

Blackpool Gazette: 19 September Lancashire | Library’s new chapter won’t begin this year Somerset Live: 19 September Temporary home for Bath library during Podium works yet to be found Critics of the move say several big questions remain unanswered Bath…

Libraries news round-up: 12 September 2018

Northern Echo: 11 September Move to retain Darlington’s Crown Street library endorsed by council leaders Northern Echo: 11 September Letters: Darlington library move debacle an inexcusable and expensive mess Chew Valley Gazette: 11 September Bath & NE Somerset | Bishop…

Libraries news round-up: 3 September 2018

BBC News: 3 September Darlington Council considers U-turn over library closure Northern Echo: 3 September Darlington’s Crown Street Library saved from closure Northern Echo: 3 September Comment: A welcome turnabout on Crown Street Library Northern Echo: 3 September Crown Street…

Libraries news round-up: 31 July 2018

BBC: 31 July Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister Grimsby Telegraph: 31 July North Lincolnshire | Work to begin on new £2m leisure, library and wellbeing hub Waltham Forest Echo: 31 July Libraries decision called into question…

Libraries news round-up: 26 July 2018

North Devon Gazette: 26 July Barnstaple Library provider defends claims service is ‘at breaking point’ Read the claims made by an ex-staff member in an open letter reproduced here in full. Northamptonshire Telegraph: 26 July Legal battle to overturn Northamptonshire library closures…

Libraries news round-up: 13 July 2018

Somerset Live: 12 July Opposition councillor calls for all elected members to get say over Somerset’s library services North Somerset Times: 13 July Clevedon School pupils look to raise £12k for library project Brent & Kilburn Times: 13 July We…

Libraries news round-up: 11 July 2018

Burnham-On-Sea News: 11 July Somerset | Decision on Highbridge Library’s future to be announced in October Lancaster and Morecambe Citizen: 11 July Lancashire | Crawshawbooth’s library opens a new solo chapter Community-run library in a community centre Lancashire Telegraph: 11…

Libraries news round-up: 27 June 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 27 June East Sussex | Volunteers Network committed to getting Pevensey Bay Library open     Northampton Chronicle & Echo: 27 June Library campaigners plead with Northamptonshire County Council to let group pay £1 peppercorn library rent  …