Tag: volunteers

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: 24 August 2018

Northern Echo: 24 August Darlington library plans to be put before cabinet Daily Echo: 24 August New Mercury Library in Hamble nears completion Somerset County Gazette: 24 August Somerset’s public services will suffer from cuts says LibDems Pembroke Observer: 24…

Libraries news round-up: 22 August 2018

The Bookseller: 22 August Government slams CIPFA library data as ‘flawed’ and ‘unusable’ The Star: 22 August Sheffield | “The library has put the heart back into Greenhill” Bury Times: 22 August Community group’s long-awaited takeover of Dumers Lane library…

Libraries news round-up: 16 August 2018

Arts Professional: 16 August Government to boost charities’ role in public services ‘The document highlights the growing number of libraries run by communities or employees. It says that the government “will encourage further peer learning and support between mutual and…

Libraries news round-up: 12 August 2018

The Metro: 12 August Libraries are more than just books – they are sacred spaces that need protection Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal: 12 August Bath & NE Somerset | Plans to combine Saltford library with Post Office “The success…

Libraries news round-up: 10 August 2018

The Star: 10 August Bid to boost Sheffield library membership after figures show fall in book borrowing East Lothian Courier: 10 August Lack of consultation over Prestonpans Library change is criticised Blog Preston: 10 August Lancashire | Bamber Bridge library…

Libraries news round-up: 27 July 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 27 July The Positive and Negative Impact of Using Volunteers in Public Libraries Daily Record: 27 July Elected members demand answers from council and Renfrewshire Leisure over mobile library bus East London Guardian: 27 July Waltham Forest…

Libraries news round-up: 25 July 2018

Barnet Times: 25 July Barnet children protest over libraries Northamptonshire Telegraph: 25 July Legal hearing over fate of 21 Northamptonshire libraries Harrow Times: 25 July North Harrow Library to reopen in September thanks to community effort

Libraries news round-up: 18 July 2018

Stoke Sentinel: 18 July FOUR more Staffordshire libraries set to be transferred to community groups… is yours affected? Warrington Worldwide: 18 July Residents asked to donate £10 to keep library open This is the West Country: 18 July Deadline looming…

Libraries news round-up: 8 July 2018

Leon’s Library Blog: 8 July Striking the right balance Tenby Observer: 8 July Pembrokeshire | Neyland library to be declared surplus to requirements Weston Mercury: 7 July Somerset | Public urged to work together to save library Live Berkshire: 6…

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  …

Libraries news round-up: 21 June 2018

  Bridgwater Mercury: 21 June Somerset | Group formed to ensure future of North Petherton Library     Northamptonshire Telegraph: 21 June Small victory for Northants library campaigners     Daily Record: 21 June Privacy fear in West Dunbartonshire as vital…

Libraries news round-up: 18 June 2018

Northern Echo: 18 June Darlington campaigners face council at Leeds Combined Court York Press: 18 June Council chiefs pledge to keep York library funding for 15 years Richmondshire Today: 18 June North Yorkshire County Council to increase reliance on volunteers…

Libraries news round-up: 8 June 2018

Brixton Buzz: 8 June Lambeth Council wants to spend an extra £1M+ on the Carnegie book-ish gym at Herne Hill Barnet Times: 8 June Barnet’s youth assembly wants better libraries Brent & Kilburn Times: 8 June Brent | Malorees School…

Libraries news round-up: 4 June 2018

Hastings Observer: 4 June East Sussex | Plans for a community library move forwards Somerset Live: 4 June Everything you need to know about the new libraries coming to North East Somerset TES News: 4 June Anger over plan for…