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Libraries news round-up: 30 May 2018

The Midsomer Norton, Radstock & District Journal: 30 May Midsomer Norton library and information service official opening Officially opened on Monday 4th June   Eastbourne Herald: 30 May Five of seven closed libraries could reopen as community projects   The…

Libraries news round-up: 24 May 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 24 May Herefordshire | Library and museum privatisation plan causes concern York Press: 24 May This is how much it will cost to repair York’s libraries Derby Telegraph: 24 May Former libraries chief feels council is ‘making wrong decision’ over…

Libraries news round-up: 11 May 2018

Leicester Mercury: 11 May South Wigston Library to close as Leicestershire County Council ‘community-run’ deal  The Lincolnite: 11 May Lincoln libraries closed until takeover Lincolnshire Live: 11 May Three Lincoln libraries to close for a week after operator goes under North…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 May 2018

Coventry Observer: 2 May Earlsdon Library under threat as board pulls out of formal takeover over council funding concerns https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/earlsdon-library-under-threat-as-board-pulls-out-of-formal-takeover-over-council-funding-concerns/ .  Somerset Live: 2 May Somerset libraries could be forced to share staff as council consults on their futures https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/somerset-libraries-could-forced-share-1522817 …

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure – again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council ‘exploring options’ to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library in Cornwall could be transferred for just £1 http://www.cornish-times.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115851 Watford…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 April 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 30 April Volunteer groups hopeful of taking over all 21 under-threat Northants libraries https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteer-groups-hopeful-of-taking-over-all-21-under-threat-northants-libraries-1-8481329 Derby Telegraph: 30 April City centre library move will see dramatic drop in books on shelves https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/city-centre-library-move-see-1511526 Law Society Gazette: 30 April Northamptonshire | Fighting council’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April 2018

Herts Advertiser: 25 April Wheathampstead Library handed over to community http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/wheathampstead-community-library-handed-back-to-community-from-council-1-5490848 Croydon Advertiser: 25 April Lambeth | Upper Norwood Library applies to stay open until 1am – so that it can host live music, adult cabaret and even discos License to serve…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2018

Huffington Post: 20 April Northamptonshire | The Libraries Minister’s Local Libraries Could Close. Residents Are Furious – And They’re Suing https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/libraries-minister-s-local-libraries-could-close_uk_5ad61fc4e4b077c89ced29a0 Bristol Live: 20 April Fears Government-funded report into library cuts will be ‘buried’ by Bristol City Council https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/fears-government-funded-report-library-1479559 BBC News:…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 April 2018

Bristol Post: 18 April North Somerset | Three more libraries under threat of closure as council looks to make essential cuts https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/three-more-libraries-under-threat-1474080 The Bookseller: 19 April Local election candidates urged to champion libraries https://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-encourages-local-election-candidates-champion-libraries-771066 Hemel Gazette 19 April Hertfordshire’s libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April 2018

Gazette & Herald: 16 April North Yorkshire | Community libraries mark first anniversary ‘community’ = volunteer-run http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/16140420.Community_libraries_mark_first_anniversary/ Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 16 April Proposals to Outsource Libraries in Herefordshire http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/proposals-to-outsource-libraries-in.html Croydon Advertiser: 16 April Croydon/Lambeth | Library where…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 March 2018

Chard & Ilminster News: 29 March Somerset | Dozens vow to fight for future of Ilminster Library http://www.chardandilminsternews.co.uk/news/ilminster_news/16123053.dozens-vow-to-fight-for-future-of-ilminster-library/ News Shopper: 29 March Bromley | West Wickham leisure centre and library up for redevelopment http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/16122628.west-wickham-leisure-centre-and-library-up-for-redevelopment/ Croydon Advertiser: 29 March Bromley |…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2018

Eastbourne Herald: 23 March East Sussex | Date announced for closure of seven libraries https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/date-announced-for-closure-of-seven-libraries-1-8428997 Express & Star: 23 March Wolverhampton | Penn Library officially open again after £60,000 makeover https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/penn/2018/03/23/penn-library-officially-open-again-after-60000-makeover/ Derby Telegraph: 23 March Look which city library is…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 March 2018

The Bookseller: 20 March Government to intervene in Northamptonshire library closures https://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-intervene-northamptonshire-library-closures-752236 LGA: 20 March Northamptonshire | Council faces government probe into library cuts https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-faces-government-probe-into-library-cuts/44966 Banbury Guardian: 20 March Culture secretary to probe Northamptonshire library closures https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/culture-secretary-to-probe-northamptonshire-library-closures-1-8423008 Plymouth Herald: 20…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2018

North Devon Gazette:17 March Devon| Library opens new creative FabLab facility http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/new-fablab-opens-at-barnstaple-library-1-5438016 Derby Telegraph: 17 March When Derby will be without a city centre library Derby Central Library to close and co-locate. Ten of the city’s libraries will be handed…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 March 2018

Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 March Somerset | Highbridge’s Churchfield School pupils plea: ‘Save our town’s library’ http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-school-09-03-18.php Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News: 9 March Somerset | ‘Save our library’ – Churchfield Church School joins campaign in a bid to block library closure http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16075873._Save_our_library____Highbridge_school_joins_campaign_in_a_bid_to_block_library_closure/ Wellington…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 March 2018

Ham & High: 3 March Camden | Ham& High letters: Libraries pledge needs scrutiny http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/ham-high-letters-successful-petition-antisemitisim-libraries-digital-borough-budget-youth-funding-painkillers-and-electric-cars-1-5413770 Western Telegraph: 3 March Pembrokeshire | Buildings next on list to cut to save Council money http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16063017.Buildings_next_on_list_to_cut_to_save_Council_money/ The Guardian: 3 March It’s the library users…