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Libraries News Round-up: 14 May

Sun FM: 14 May New chapter for Sunderland Libraries https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2288575/new-chapter-for-sunderland-libraries/ Shiny Shiny: 14 May Are digital libraries the future for children’s reading? Library of Miss Gadish launches Paid for app, requiring in app purchases to access reading packs, which appears to…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 May

NE Connected: 12 May Sunderland | New Chapter for Library Services http://neconnected.co.uk/new-chapter-library-services/   Yorkshire Post: 13 May Sheffield | Letter: Library policy that’s a real-life work of satire ‘The changes reflect a fall in the number of people visiting libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 May

Kent Online: 7 May Medway | Thomas Aveling Library facing closure and staff at Grain Library may be replaced by volunteers http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/libraries-under-threat-in-cost-125163/ Guardian: 7 May Chester Storyhouse: how a repurposed art deco cinema could revitalise the city Library open 8am…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 May

News Shopper: 4 May Greenwich bucks national trend as libraries post highest annual visits on record http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15265252.Greenwich_bucks_national_trend_as_libraries_post_highest_annual_visits_on_record/ Falmouth Packet: 4 May Cornwall | Helston Library to be halved in size – first look at redevelopment plans http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/15264251.Helston_Library_to_be_halved_in_size___first_look_at_redevelopment_plans/ North Somerset Times:…

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: 17 April

Lancashire Telegraph: 17 April Blackburn with Darwen Council | More volunteers running Darwen Library as part of council savings http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15225770.More_volunteers_running_Darwen_Library_as_part_of_council_savings/ 2BR Radio: 17 April Lancashire | It isn’t over yet for Whalley Library https://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2268534/it-isnt-over-yet-for-whalley-library/ Leigh Times: 17 April Westcliff Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709 Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530 Morning Star : 3 April Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 April

Leon’s Library blog : 1 April Nothing to yell about https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/04/01/nothing-to-yell-about/  BBC News : 1 April More North Yorkshire libraries run by volunteers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-3946634  Bolton News : 1 April Plans for new library and health centre on site of former…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 March

The Bookseller : 31 March Disappointment over ‘basic’ Taskforce dataset http://www.thebookseller.com/news/disappointment-over-basic-taskforce-dataset-518276 Harwich and Manningtree Standard : 31 March Essex | Silver End Library celebrates moving into new home in village hall http://www.harwichandmanningtreestandard.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15192978.Library_celebrates_moving_into_new_home/ Sutton Coldfield Observer : 31 March Temporary lifeline…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 March

Harrogate Advertiser : 28 March Action group faces new battle to save Ripon library from closure Cost of parking charges a potential barrier to volunteers offering to support  ‘hybrid’ libraries http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/action-group-faces-new-battle-to-save-ripon-library-from-closure-1-8463207 Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 28 March Volunteers come…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 March

Windsor Observer : 27 March New mobile library plan http://www.windsorobserver.co.uk/news/15182618.Who_needs_a_new_visiting_library__Let_the_Royal_Borough_know/ Bournemouth Echo : 27 March Library and seafront services merged: bid to save £1million approved in Bournemouth and Poole http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15183282.Library_and_seafront_services_merged__bid_to_save___1million_approved_in_Bournemouth_and_Poole/  The National : 27 March Gruffalo writer Julia Donaldson backs campaign…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March

Lancashire Telegraph : 20 MarchBlackburn Central Library hours reduced due to cutshttp://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15164037.Library_hours_reduced_due_to_cuts/Clacton Gazette : 21 MarchEssex | Historic Southminster Library has to reopen, urge concerned residentshttp://www.clactonandfrintongazette.co.uk/news/north_essex_news/15169140.Historic_library_has_to_reopen__urge_concerned_residents/ITV News : 21 MarchIsle of Man Family Library fights for its futurehttp://www.itv.com/news/granada/2017-03-21/isle-of-man-family-library-fights-for-its-future/

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March

The Star : 19 March How 500 volunteers are keeping Doncaster libraries afloat five years after communities took them over http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/how-500-volunteers-are-keeping-doncaster-libraries-afloat-five-years-after-communities-took-them-over-1-8446456 St Albans Review : 19 March Herts | Two state-of-the-art libraries officially opened http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/watford/15163448.Two_state_of_the_art_libraries_officially_opened/ Leigh Journal : 19 March Wigan | Residents…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March

Slough & South Bucks Observer : 16 March Slough’s controversial cultural hub and library up for award http://www.sloughobserver.co.uk/news/15162173.Controversial_cultural_hub_up_for_award/ View News : 17 March Dorchester | TIC staff prepare for library move  https://www.viewnews.co.uk/tic-staff-prepare-library-move/ Lincolnshire Echo : 17 March New library, heritage site and cafe set for Skellingthorpe http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/new-library-heritage-site-and-cafe-set-for-village-near-lincoln/story-30209050-detail/story.html Falmouth Packet :17 March…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March

Northern Echo : 16 March 2017 North Yorkshire’s 1,200 volunteers preparing to take over county’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15161939.North_Yorkshire__39_s_1_200_volunteers_preparing_to_take_over_county__39_s_libraries/ London News Online : 16 March Lewisham | Leaf and Groove shop plan to raise funds to run Forest Hill Library https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/20636/leaf-groove-shop-plan-raise-funds-run-forest-hill-library/ Warrington Guardian : 16 March Soft…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March

Plymouth Herald : 8 March ‘You can’t replace our library with the internet’ http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/you-can-t-replace-our-library-with-the-internet/story-30189381-detail/story.html Bury Times : 8 March Meeting in Whitefield to discuss latest on plans to close libraries and walk-in centres in Bury http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15141742.Meeting_to_discuss_latest_on_plans_to_close_libraries_and_walk_in_centres/St Helens St Helens Star : 9 March Library service faces…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public https://www.viewnews.co.uk/brand-new-ottery-st-mary-library-opens-public/  Lancashire Telegraph : 28…

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 &…