Tag: volunteer run library

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January 2018

AlderleyEdge.com: 26 January Cheshire East | Hundreds back sisters’ campaign to save our library http://www.alderleyedge.com/news/article/17040/hundreds-back-sisters-campaign-to-save-our-library Brixton Buzz: 26 January Lambeth Council confirms job specs for GLL book-ish gym staff as Carnegie ‘Library’ prepares to re-open http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/01/lambeth-council-confirms-job-specs-for-gll-book-ish-gym-staff-as-carnegie-library-prepares-to-re-open/ Andover Advertiser: 26 January…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January 2018

Stourbridge News: 25 January Staffordshire | Kinver Volunteer Bureau relocates to village library http://www.stourbridgenews.co.uk/news/15896758.Kinver_Volunteer_Bureau_relocates_to_village_library/ Royal Sutton News: 25 January Birmingham | FOLIO Sutton Coldfield Receives £17k Grant For Play Cafe Funding for equipment in FOLIO’s library play-café https://royalsuttonnews.uk/folio-play-cafe-grant-sutton-coldfield-charitable-trust-2473825456/ News Guardian:…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 January 2018

ITV News: 21 January Fifteen Somerset libraries could be closed https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2018-01-21/fifteen-somerset-libraries-could-be-closed/ibraries Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 21 January Carillion and LS&S; the dangers of privatisation http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com/2018/01/carillion-and-ls-dangers-of-library.html Stoke Sentinel: 21 January Staffordshire | Big Lottery windfall will help village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2018

Politics.co.uk: 18 January Want to tackle loneliness? Stop closing libraries http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/01/18/want-to-tackle-loneliness-stop-closing-libraries BBC News: 18 January Half of Somerset’s libraries under threat of closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-42740838 Somerset Country Gazette: 18 January Nearly half of council-run libraries in Somerset could be set to…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2018

The Bookseller: 16 January Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister https://www.thebookseller.com/news/michael-ellis-new-libraries-minister-710106 Warrington Guardian: 16 January Council chief executive to join national Libraries Taskforce http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15845156.Council_chief_executive_to_join_national_Libraries_Taskforce/ The Bookseller: 16 January Croydon takes back running of libraries after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-takes-libraries-back-carillion-collapses-710041 East…

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: 11 January 2018

Bury Times: 11 January Bury Council is giving away its books after closing 10 libraries http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15821606.Bury_Council_is_giving_away_its_books_after_closing_10_libraries/ Bolton News: 11 January Appeal for volunteers and funds after takeover of community hub http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15821617.Appeal_for_volunteers_and_funds_after_takeover_of_community_hub/ Press & Journal: 11 January Aberdeenshire | Campaigners looking for…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 January 2018

The Bookseller: 4 January DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library https://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-investigating-threatened-darlington-library-702146 Pocklington Post: 4 January East Riding of Yorkshire | Village library to close for revamp https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/village-library-to-close-for-revamp-1-8939078 Scotland Herald: 4 January Figures show growing ‘culture gap’ between rich and poor Scots…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2017

The Gazette: 26 November South Gloucestershire | New volunteers find their feet at Chipping Sodbury’s library http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15682843.New_volunteers_find_their_feet_at_town___s_library/ Brixton Buzz: 26 November Lambeth’s shame: photos of the still-closed Carnegie Library, November 2017 http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2017/11/lambeths-shame-photos-of-the-still-closed-carnegie-library-november-2017/ Clitheroe Advertiser: 26 November Lancashire | Axed library to…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 November 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 November Bath council to press ahead with main library merger but decision on branches stayed http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-council-press-ahead-main-777679 Bradford Telegraph: 14 November Fears for future of Cleckheaton Library as Kirklees Council prepares to review service again amid further cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 November 2017

Craven Herald: 9 November North Yorkshire | Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Gargrave Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15649203.Celebrating_the_start_of_a_new_chapter_for_Gargrave_Library/ North Devon Gazette: 9 November Devon | Funding bids to move Bideford Library into The Burton could be submitted next year http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/bideford-library-burton-bridge-buildings-1-5272095 Midsomer Norton…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2017

The Bookseller: 6 November Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is ‘major presence’ but ‘hamstrung’ https://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-taskforce-major-presence-hamstrung-666271 Ipswich Star: 6 November Suffolk | Literacy scheme Let’s Talk Reading helps soaring reading test results in Ipswich http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/literacy-scheme-let-s-talk-reading-helps-soaring-reading-test-results-in-ipswich-1-5266357 The Scotsman: 6 November Argyle & Bute |…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 October 2017

Banbury Guardian: 27 October Northants | ‘Disaster’: Group slams plan to close Middleton Cheney Library as consultation opens http://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/disaster-group-slams-plan-to-close-middleton-cheney-library-as-consultation-opens-1-8217219 The Star: 27 October The Star Looks at Sheffield’s Libraries: More than just books as Upperthorpe shows it has Zest http://www.thestar.co.uk/lifestyle/features/the-star-looks-at-sheffield-s-libraries-more-than-just-books-as-upperthorpe-shows-it-has-zest-1-8826070…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 October 2017

Libraries Taskforce: 25 October One year on from Ambition: let us know what you think https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/25/one-year-on-from-ambition-let-us-know-what-you-think/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 October SOS call from Mawsley youngster over proposed library closures http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/sos-call-from-mawsley-youngster-over-proposed-library-closures-1-8211911 Slough Observer: 25 October Slough’s library and cultural centre, The…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 October 2017

Stoke Sentinel: 11 October Staffordshire | Stone’s library is put forward for community status’ http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/local-news/stones-library-put-forward-community-610652 Camelford & Delabole Post: 11 October Cornwall | Library take over ‘moving swiftly’ http://www.camelford-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=109150 Midsomer Norton Journal: 11 October B&NES firmly told by the public: don’t…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 October 2017

Hartlepool Mail: 7 October Durham | Temporary library to open as bulldozers move in on existing building http://www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk/news/temporary-library-to-open-as-bulldozers-move-in-on-existing-building-1-8792539 Gazette Series: 7 October South Gloucestershire | New chapter for Chipping Sodbury as library relaunches with volunteer-run service http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15581642.New_chapter_for_Chipping_Sodbury_as_library_relaunches_with_volunteer_run_service/ Nottingham Post: 7 October…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 October 2017

The Big Issue: 5 October Big names back libraries ahead of Worlds of Possibilities Festival https://www.bigissue.com/news/big-names-back-libraries-ahead-worlds-possibilities-festival/ 2BR News: 5 October Lancashire | More decisions coming on libraries https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2395079/more-decisions-coming-on-libraries/ Craven Herald: 5 October Lancashire | Councillor fighting plans to cut Barnoldswick…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 September 2017

Swindon Advertiser: 20 September Stratton launches £10,000 crowdfunding bid for parish library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/NEWS/15547316.Stratton_launches___10_000_crowdfunding_bid_for_parish_library/ East London Guardian: 20 September Waltham Forest Council reassures members of Hale End Library their community hub is safe from closure The library will remain where it…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 15 September Bath & NE Somerset | Tories vote down calls to scrap library changes on eve of consultation deadline http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/tories-vote-down-calls-scrap-480093 Manchester Evening News: 15 September Iconic Royton library will be closed down after more than 100 years…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 September 2017

CILIP Update: 31 August Return to local, not to normal Update talks to Gill Furniss, shadow business minister and chair of the Libraries All Party Parliamentary Group  “I have every respect for volunteers but it is devaluing the profession.” Brixton…