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Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February

Labour List : 19 February “UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors “This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.”  “Tory cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 February

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council : 17 February Exciting times for library mutual Dudley announce GLL as preferred bidder for outsourcing of libraries http://www.dudley.gov.uk/media/media-releases/february-2017/exciting-times-for-library-mutual/ Express & Star : 18 February Wolverhampton libraries: Bilston could move from 145-year-old home in major shake-up http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2017/02/18/wolverhampton-libraries-bilston-could-move-from-145-year-old-home-in-major-shake-up/…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 February

BBC News : 6th February One in 10 Welsh libraries are run by volunteers  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38742310 BBC News : 6th February  What next for libraries as scores are shut and out-sourced http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38654997 Huffington Post : 6th February Council Cuts: The Silent…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February

BBC News : 2nd February Clifton, ‘library of things’ plan proposed  Campaigners plan to loan out power washers, garden tools and …. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-38834388 Leon’s Library Blog : 2nd February Not Waving but Drowning  https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/02/02/not-waving-but-drowning/ Bath Chronicle : 2nd February  Protesters…

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: 27 January

DAILY MIRROR : 27th January Councils’ £5.8BILLION funding black hole spells the end for Britain’s libraries and museums http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councils-58billion-funding-black-hole-9701752 Swindon Advertiser : 27th January  Libraries minister comes to Swindon as community deadline looms  http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15052422.Libraries_minister_comes_to_Swindon_as_community_deadline_looms/ Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 27th…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January

Gov.uk : 23rd January Rob Wilson’s speech to the London Library Ambition sector forum https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/rob-wilsons-speech-to-the-london-library-ambition-sector-forum Birmingham Post : 23rd January £150,000 Sutton Coldfield Library rescue plan put forward http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/150000-sutton-coldfield-library-rescue-12494895 Craven Herald & Pioneer : 23rd January Bradford | Are you willing to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 January

Law Society Gazette : 16th Jan. Local Government: cuts to library provision https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/legal-updates/local-government-cuts-to-library-provision/5059352.article THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Plymouth Council releases plan to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plymouth-council-may-cut-10-libraries-470661 ITV News : 17th January Plymouth could lose ten libraries according to new…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Library cuts harm young people’s mental health services, warns lobby https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/13/library-cuts-harm-young-peoples-mental-health-services-warns-lobby Sutton Coldfield Observer : 13th January  Thousands back ‘Save Sutton Coldfield Library’ campaign as petitions go to Birmingham City Council  http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/thousands-back-save-sutton-coldfield-library-campaign-as-petitions-go-to-birmingham-city-council/story-30056534-detail/story.html Darlington & Stockton…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Libraries minister visits Lancashire over cuts “It was a very cordial meeting…” http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-minister-visits-lancashire-over-cuts-468586 Society of Chief Librarians 2016: The Year of Partnerships and Purpose – Neil MacInnes, SCL President http://goscl.com/2016-the-year-of-partnerships-and-purpose/ Bath Chronicle : 12th January Volunteers…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 January 2017

Public Libraries News : 2nd January Editorial | Honours and the Year in Review  http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2017/01/honours-and-the-year-in-review.html THE TIMES : 3rd January Letter | Noisy Libraries “Books and quiet study spaces have no place in William Sieghart’s brave new library world” Behind the ££Paywall 2BR Radio :…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 December 2016

Darlington & Stockton Times : 23rd December Group dedicated to saving three libraries needs more than 100 volunteers to save the services from closure http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/14984778.Group_dedicated_to_saving_three_libraries_needs_more_than_100_volunteers_in_order_to_save_the_services_from_closure/ Craven Herald : 23rd December Volunteers sought to keep Cross Hills Library open http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/14984720.Volunteers_sought_to_keep_Cross_Hills_Library_open/ Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December How can libraries survive and thrive in the 21st century? Rob Wilson on how the government wants local authorities to think differently … http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/how-can-libraries-survive-and-thrive-21st-century-444401 THE BOOKSELLER : 6th December Taskforce to research ‘sustainability’ of volunteer-run…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2016

Public Libraries News : 27th November Editorial | The usage of the Summer Reading Challenge is down. Why? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/11/the-usage-of-the-summer-reading-challenge-is-down-why.html Express & Star : 28th November Walsall | Campaigners fight for future of closure-threatened Aldridge Library - WATCH & PICTURES http://www.expressandstar.com/picture-galleries/news-video/2016/11/28/campaigners-fight-for-future-of-closure-threatened-aldridge-library-at-protest-watch-and-pictures/aldprotest-08-tt-26-jpg/ Edinburgh Evening News : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 25th November All hope not lost as D-Day for libraries looms http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14929354.All_hope_not_lost_as_D_Day_for_libraries_looms/ Hinckley Times : 26th November Hinckley library could be unstaffed in cost-cutting measure Bosses at Leicestershire County Council are considering proposals to allow people to use…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2016

Sutton Coldfield Local : 24th November Michael Morpurgo voices his support for library campaign http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/michael-morpurgo-supports-library-campaign-225062/ The Star : 24th November Plan to keep funding volunteer-run Sheffield libraries until 2020 http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/plan-to-keep-funding-volunteer-run-sheffield-libraries-until-2020-1-8257273 Harrogate Informer : 24th November North Yorkshire | New chapter about to…