Tag: West Berkshire libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England’s literacy ‘crisis’  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February  Decision due on future of West Berkshire libraries  http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2017-02-07/decision-due-on-future-of-west-berkshire-libraries/ ITV…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 December 2016

Lancashire Telegraph : 26th December JK Rowling, Danielle Steel and James Patterson books among 48,000 missing items from libraries Cllr Gordon Birtwistle, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Burnley Council, said libraries could have been kept open if the books…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 13th December Libraries proposal given the green light by committee – but only by one vote http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14963213.Libraries_proposal_given_the_green_light_by_committee___but_only_by_one_vote/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th December Ministers suggest libraries could stay http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14966644.Ministers_suggest_libraries_could_stay/ Newbury Weekly News : 14th December Revealed: The cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2016

Warrington Guardian : 5th October VIDEO: Library campaigners protest at Stockton Heath Library http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14783457.VIDEO__Library_campaigners_protest_at_Stockton_Heath_Library/ Warrington Guardian : 6th October Appleton Parish Council ‘strongly objects’ closure of any library in town http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/NEWS/14786182.Appleton_Parish_Council____strongly_objects____closure_of_any_library_in_town/ Brixton Buzz : 6th October Stand Up To Lambeth…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 May 2016

Public Libraries News : 19th May Editorial | “Cameron can come to ours and assist those trying to get online” http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/05/cameron-can-come-to-ours-and-assist-those-trying-to-get-online.html Newbury News : 20th May West Berkshire | Council refuses to release library closure legal advice http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18187/Council-refuses-to-release-library-closure.html Brighton & Hove Independent : 20th…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 March 2016

THE TIMES : 25th March Subscription Richard Morrison the arts column A rose-tinted white paper “Yet the paper is streaked with rose-tinted wishfulness, if not hypocrisy. What is the one cultural field that attracts a greater percentage of ethnic minorities than…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 March 2016

DCMS : 23rd March Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England  2016-2021 Consultation https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/libraries-deliver-ambition-for-public-libraries-in-england-2016-2021 Get Reading : 23rd March Friends of Theale Library to protest its closure http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/friends-theale-library-protest-closure-11076144 Swindon Advertiser : 23rd March Campaigners urge council to listen to…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 21st March DCMS intervenes on West Berkshire libraries  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-saves-libraries-closure-324789 CMS Committee Inquiry | ‘Countries of Culture’  http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/countries-of-culture-15-16/ Get Reading : 21st March Theale Library faces closure despite £1m extra for West Berkshire http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-faces-closure-despite-11065976 Swindon Advertiser : 21st…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 19th March Darlington | International bestseller Anne Fine signs petition to save Crown Street Library http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14370415._quot_If_you_do_not_fight_this_cut__you_will_lose_this_library__quot__International_bestseller_Anne_Fine_signs_petition_to_save_Crown_Street_Library Pirate FM Cornwall | VIDEO: Locals rally round to save St Ives library http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/1922846/video-locals-rally-round-to-save-st-ives-library/ Gazette Series : 19th March South…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 March 2016

The Bookseller : 17th March McDermid and Cleeves join Orkney library fight http://www.thebookseller.com/news/mcdermind-and-cleeves-join-fight-save-orkney-mobile-library-324729 Bitternpark Info : 18th March Southampton | ‘Bright and busy future’ forecast for Cobbett Road Library http://www.bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3090:bright-and-busy-future-forecast-for-cobbett-road-library&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59 BBC News : 18th March Southampton libraries: Community groups to…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 March 2016

The Northern Echo : 17th March Authors against library cuts: Best-seller Gervase Phinn demands protection for libraries – and their librarians http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14349054.Authors_against_library_cuts__Best_seller_Gervase_Phinn_demands_protection_for_libraries___and_their_librarians/?ref=fbshr The Westmorland Gazette : 16th March Letter | Why not open a cafe at Kendal library? Those who…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March 2016

Barrhead News : 16th March Barrhead’s library is safe from closure amidst East Renfrewshire Council cuts East Renfrewshire libraries stay open but hours cut http://www.barrheadnews.com/news/14345123.Libraries_will_not_close_despite_funding_cuts/ The Northern Echo : 16th March Council chiefs admit Darlington’s library closure plan will cost…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 March 2016

Newbury Today : 12th March West Berkshire | Library closure consultation ‘a sham’ says campaigner http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/17577/Library-closure-consultation–a-sham.html Northern Echo: 12th March Strong show of support at Darlington library closure protest http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/darlington/14340022.Strong_show_of_support_at_Darlington_library_closure_protest/ Pendle Today : 12th March Lancashire | Wheatley Lane Library, in Fence, is to…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 7th March Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/will-self-joins-march-against-lambeth-library-closures-323848 TES : 7th March Argyll & Bute | Scottish islanders’ Video protest after council  scraps school librarians https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/scottish-islanders-video-protest-after-council-scraps-school Leon’s Library Blog : 7th March ‘The Whole Story..?’ Asking…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 March 2016

Brixton Buzz : 6th March Celebs join library demo as judicial review looms An application for judicial review is to be made immediately by the library campaigners. http://www.brixtonblog.com/celebs-join-library-demo-judicial-review-looms/36114 Brixton Buzz : 6th March Will Self: “local libraries are more important…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 26th February Bradford council washes its hands of 14 libraries after ‘devastating’ budget cuts http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/26/bradford-council-washes-its-hands-of-14-libraries-after-devastating-budget-cuts Oxford Mail : 26th February Spelling out our libraries’ future after council cuts “Are Oxfordshire’s 43 libraries all safe?”  –  the county council…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2016

EVENING STANDARD : 15th February Library closures are a betrayal, says Mark Rylance http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/library-closures-are-a-betrayal-says-mark-rylance-a3180361.html THE BOOKSELLER : 11th February Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures http://www.thebookseller.com/news/actor-mark-rylance-condemns-lambeth-library-closures-322454 DAILY MIRROR : 14th February Library cuts spark series of strikes as staff…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 9th February Cameron ‘buying off’ Tory MPs threatening to rebel over council cuts http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/09/cameron-buying-off-tory-mps-theatening-to-rebel-over-council-cuts Public Libraries News : 9th February Speaking up for libraries; deep cuts to West Berkshire and Darlington. New library in Warwickshire http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/02/speaking-up-for-libraries-deep-cuts-to-west-berkshire-and-darlington-new-library-in-warwickshire.html Alan…