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: 11 September 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th SeptemberYoung Americans ‘as keen on libraries as ever’Young people in the US are just as likely to use libraries as older adults, and are more sceptical of the level of information available on the internet, according…

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…