Tag: West Berkshire

Libraries News Round-up: 2 February 2018

Newbury Today: 2 February West Berkshire | Novel idea to plug gap left by library closure Friends of Wash Common Library launch a book exchange. Plans to raise funds to open a volunteer-run library. https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/23369/novel-idea-to-plug-gap-left-by-library-closure.html Local Guardian: 2 February Merton | New…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 December 2017

Bath Echo: 28 December Bath & NE Somerset | Future of Saltford’s Post Office in doubt after closure just before Christmas https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/future-saltfords-post-office-doubt-closure-just-christmas-76459/ Darlington & Stockton Times: 29 December ‘Evidence gathering’ visit to Darlington by government department investigating formal complaint over plans to…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 December 2017

Newbury Today: 22 December West Berkshire | Campaigners fight to re-open library https://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/23153/campaigners-fight-to-re-open-library.html News Guardian: 25 December Letters to the Editor | RESOURCES: Libraries to be treasured https://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/resources-libraries-to-be-treasured-1-8920541 Gazette & Herald: 26 December North Yorkshire | Library volunteers celebrate success…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 October 2017

Bournemouth Echo: 31 October Letter to the Editor: Bournemouth council is paving the way for privatisation of public libraries http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15629553.Letter_to_the_Editor__Bournemouth_council_is_paving_the_way_for_privatisation_of_public_libraries/ Northamptonshire Telegraph: 31 October Desborough residents join forces over future of town’s library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/desborough-residents-join-forces-over-future-of-town-s-library-1-8221406 Exmouth Journal: 31 October Devon | Plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October 2017

Devon Live: 24 October Politician, Strictly Come Dancing star and top author Ann Widdecombe urges book lovers to use their libraries http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/politician-strictly-come-dancing-star-671332 Newbury Today: 24 October West Berkshire | Volunteers crucial to Thatcham Library’s survival http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/22655/volunteers-crucial-to-thatcham-library-s-survival.html White Horse News: 24…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 October 2017

Get Reading: 6 October West Berkshire | Theale Library is reopening after campaigners fought to save it http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-reopening-after-campaigners-13716679 Bath Chronicle: 6 October LETTER: Bath Central Library move would ‘cheat future generations’ http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-bath-central-library-move-586004 Bath Echo: 6 October CBath & NE Somerset…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March

The Bookseller : 29 March Lords urged to make ‘positive intervention’ in decline of libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/lords-library-debate-518136 Plymouth Herald : 30 March Could Lego save a Plymouth library from closure? http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/could-lego-save-a-plymouth-library-from-closure/story-30239153-detail/story.html Blackpool Gazette : 30 March Lancashire | Library campaigners backed…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 March

East Anglian Daily Times : 13 March Framlingham Town Council set for new chapter – at library in Old Court House http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/framlingham_town_council_set_for_new_chapter_at_library_in_old_court_house_1_4928001 Get Reading : 13 March Wokingham library to close for a week but Woodley to reopen soon http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/wokingham-library-close-week-woodley-12730055 Newbury Today : 13 March West Berkshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 March

Plymouth Herald : 5 March ‘Read-in’ protest against plans to close Plymouth library http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/read-in-protest-against-plans-to-close-plymouth-library/story-30181294-detail/story.html York Press : 5 March £500,000 for Haxby Memorial Hall plans The city council is planning to put £500,000 into redeveloping Haxby Memorial Hall, so the town’s…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 March

The Bookseller : 28 February Libraries ‘crucial’ for the nation’s engagement in literature, says RSL http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rsl-report-finds-libraries-crucial-nations-engagement-literature-499471 Fife Today : 1 March Farewell to Kinghorn’s librarian Community-led library to open in its place http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/farewell-to-kinghorn-s-librarian-1-4379731 Gazette & Herald : 1 March North Yorkshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 1st December Libraries receive £4m fund as part of strategy to secure their future https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/01/libraries-receive-4m-fund-as-part-of-strategy-to-secure-their-future?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Libraries’ Ambition report offers £4m fund but ‘ignores the real issues’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-ambition-report-offers-4m-fund-ignores-real-issues-441071 Libraries Taskforce blog : 1st…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2016

Blackpool Gazette : 23rd NovemberLetter | Council has to give us our libraries http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/your-say/letters-november-23-2016-1-8254311Leigh Journal : 23rd NovemberWigan | £1.4m cuts need to be made to borough’s library services http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/14914393.__1_4m_cuts_need_to_be_made_to_borough_s_library_services/ The Star : 23rd November  Chinese firm’s plan to turn Sheffield Central Library into five…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 November 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd November Vaizey criticises arts community for ‘relentlessly left-wing groupthink’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaziey-hits-out-arts-community-relentlessly-left-wing-groupthink-425921 Newbury Today : 2nd November West Berkshire | Legality of library closures is ‘irrelevant’ http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/19709/legality-of-library-closures-is-irrelevant.html Sheffield Telegraph : 2nd November Council on the same page as…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 September 2016

Bolton News : 25th September Plans submitted to create new modern library in Little Lever http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/14763288.Plans_submitted_to_create_new_modern_library_in_Little_Lever/ Blog Preston : 25th September Lancashire County Council told to re-consider Fulwood library closure http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2016/09/lancashire-county-council-told-to-re-consider-fulwood-library-closure/ Leicester Mercury : 25th September City council still needs…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 September 2016

London SE1 : 20 September Lambeth | Waterloo Library: council leader opens temporary venue http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8902 The Mirror : 20 September Cheshire | Britain’s oldest public lending library faces closure due to Tory cuts http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britains-oldest-public-lending-library-8879544 Swindon Advertiser : 21 September Swindon |…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 August 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 8th August Northern Ireland library cuts scrapped http://www.thebookseller.com/news/proposals-slash-library-opening-hours-northern-ireland-scrapped-371651 Libraries Taskforce : 8th August ‘Basic data set – first steps’ — Kathy Settle https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/08/08/library-basic-data-set/ Newbury Today : 8th August Key report on future of libraries will be made public http://www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/news/18890/key-report-on-future-of-libraries-wiil-be-made-public.html…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 August 2016

BBC News : 4th August N.Ireland | Libraries to avoid cuts to opening hours with extra £225k funding http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36977291 Get Reading : 4th August Theale Library: parish councillors question West Berkshire’s figures http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/theale-library-parish-councillors-question-11694987 SW Londoner : 4th August Lambeth Council denounce library…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 29th July Letter | Noisier libraries with even fewer books Scroll down for letter http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/07/28/letters-rural-grants-paralysed-by-second-guessing-of-brexit-by-b/ Evesham Journal : 29th July Revised Ludlow Library story Reduction in opening hours will save just £4,000 from Shropshire Council’s annual libraries budget, it is…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 June 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th June Concerns raised over charity model for York libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/york-libraries-333456 Bedfordshire News : 14th June Bedford Borough libraries under threat as council releases proposed strategy http://www.bedfordshire-news.co.uk/Bedford-Borough-libraries-threat-council-releases/story-29398147-detail/story.html Newbury Today : 14th June West Berkshire | Legality of council’s library…