Tag: Wales

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 April 2018

Brixton Buzz: 24 April Saving the Carnegie Library public meeting, 7pm, Weds 25th Apr http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/04/saving-the-carnegie-library-public-meeting-7pm-weds-25th-apr/ Bristol Live: 24 April North Somerset | Long Ashton Library could close for good https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/long-ashton-library-could-close-1495023 Altrincham Today: 24 April Trafford | Hale community centre and library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April 2018

Northamptonshire Chronicle: 12 April Fight to save Northamptonshire libraries taken to High Court after young girl’s plea ‘The legal action is the third of its kind after Desborough Library and Watkins & Gunn, acting for 20 libraries, lodged their applications.’…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 March 2018

Wales Online: 15 March Carmarthenshire | A brand new fleet of mobile libraries is too low for tall people to stand upright in, a union has claimed https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/brand-new-fleet-mobile-libraries-14417576 Express & Star:15 March Staffordshire | Campaigners fighting to save village library…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are ‘just a room full of books’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books Express & Star: 21 February Walsall library revamp to cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 10 November East Sussex | Library centre of village hub http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/library-centre-of-village-hub-1-8237950 Wiltshire Times: 10 November Our town is failing http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15653464.Our_town_is_failing/ North Wales Pioneer: 10 November Conwy’s libraries among the best in Wales http://www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/home/2017/11/10/gallery/conwy-s-libraries-among-the-best-in-wales-99554/ So Cheshire: 10 November Cheshire East…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 September 2017

Bath Chronicle: 22 September LETTER: Lost faith in council’s ability to serve http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-lost-faith-councils-ability-516400 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Short-sighted library plans http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/short-sighted-library-plans-1-8162283 Eastbourne Herald: 22 September East Sussex | Letter: Real world of reading books http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/real-world-of-reading-books-1-8162284 Hastings…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 May

PRIVATE EYE: Issue No. 1444 Library News (p.33) | Surrey ‘BACK in 2011, Surrey councillors discussed turning ten county libraries into community partnered libraries (CPL).  This was civic-speak for getting rid of professional librarians and relying on volunteers.  At the time,…

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: 9 January

Bath Chronicle : 9th January More than a 1,500 people sign petition to save Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/more-than-a-thousand-sign-petition-to-save-bath-central-library/story-30041411-detail/story.html Business News Wales : 9th January Ground Breaking Flintshire Leisure & Library Services to be First in Wales http://businessnewswales.com/ground-breaking-flintshire-leisure-library-services-first-wales/ Canada | The…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 19th December Public library loans show dramatic fall in last two years  Almost 16m fewer books have been loaned in England and Wales since 2014, reinforcing a bleak picture of widespread budget cuts and branch closures. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/19/uk-public-library-loans-show-dramatic-fall-in-last-two-years…

Library News Round-up: 29 May 2015

29th MayWales | New guidance on community managed libraries and statutory provision https://libalyson.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/new-guidance-on-community-managed-libraries-and-statutory-provision/ DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th MayMalorie Blackman: ‘I’ve had to develop a thick skin’A bold speech in defence of literacy, public libraries & school libraries“In certain political quarters, there is a refusal…

Library News Round-up: 31 December 2014

Express & Star : 31st DecemberVolunteers to help run Black Country libraries under cost-cutting plans13 libraries in Dudley earmarked for a ‘transfer of management’http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2014/12/31/volunteers-to-help-run-black-country-libraries-under-cost-cutting-plans/Wales Online : 31st DecemberNewport Council ‘risks disowning literary hero Arthur Machen if library closes’ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/newport-council-risks-disowning-literary-8365922Wales Online : 31st…

Library News Round-up: 9 November 2014

THE INDEPENDENT : 9th NovemberMake more Elbow room for the nation’s libraries, says Guy Garveyhttp://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/make-more-elbow-room-for-the-nations-libraries-says-guy-garvey-9849304.htmlHarrogate Advertiser : 8th NovemberNorth Yorkshire libraries at risk of closure in new wave of council cutsfull details of libraries affectedhttp://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/north-yorkshire-libraries-at-risk-of-closure-in-new-wave-of-council-cuts-1-6938776Lincolnshire Echo : 9th NovemberMoney owed…

Libraries News Round up: 5 October 2014

Derry Journal : 5th OctoberNI | Libraries – ‘Civil disobedience may be only way’http://www.derryjournal.com/what-s-on/arts-culture/civil-disobedience-may-be-only-way-1-6338665Leicester Mercury : 5th OctoberA partnership to save our librariesDiscusses role of volunteers elsewhere, inc Oxfordshire, Bucks and Warwickshirehttp://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/partnership-save-libraries/story-23046130-detail/story.htmlHereford Times : 5th OctoberDIY libraries taking off in Herefordshire “I think…

Libraries News Round up: 1 October 2014

BBC News : 1st OctoberSecond library consultation starts after High Court battlehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-29438362Save Lincs Libraries : 1st October Dear Nick Worth, about that library proposal from Mrs Palmer…http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2014/10/01/dear-nickworth-about-that-library-proposal-from-mrs-palmer/Public Libraries News : 30th SeptemberEditorial | Sheffield takes last step, Lincolnshire does it again … while…

Libraries news round-up: 15 September 2014

Voices for the Library : 15th SeptemberResponse to the Rural Libraries Reporthttp://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2014/09/response-to-the-rural-libraries-report/Public Libraries News : 15th SeptemberEditorial | Big library trends: three tier services and Trustshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2014/09/big-library-trends-three-tier-services-and-trusts.html Lincolnshire Echo : 15th SeptemberCounty council leader Martin Hill apologises over handling of library consultationsIt comes after…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th SeptemberLead Story: New coalition to tackle UK ‘reading crisis’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/coalition-tackle-uk-reading-crisis.htmlTHE GUARDIAN : 8th SeptemberPoor reading ‘could cost UK £32bn in growth by 2025’  http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/08/reading-literacy-uk-cbi-schools-read-on-get-on-campaignSave The Children : September 2014New Report | Read On. Get OnAddressing child poverty through literacyhttp://www.savethechildren.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/Read_On_Get_On.pdfCILIP…