Tag: Wiltshire

Libraries News Round-up: 7 March 2018

Northampton Chronicle: 7 March ‘Their collective silence has been deafening’ say library campaigners but Northamptonshire MPs hit back after criticism https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/their-collective-silence-has-been-deafening-say-library-campaigners-but-northamptonshire-mps-hit-back-after-criticism-1-8404496 The Argus: 7 March Seven libraries in East Sussex are to shut down http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16069747.Seven_libraries_are_to_shut_down/ Eastbourne Herald: 7 March East…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 February 2018

White Horse News: 13 February Wiltshire | Bratton Mobile Library continues http://www.whitehorsenews.co.uk/blog/2018/02/13/bratton-mobile-library-continues/ Warrington Guardian: 13 February Great Sankey Hub opens its doors for business http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15990423.Great_Sankey_Hub_opens_its_doors_for_business/ Reading Chronicle: 13 February Library opening hours across Reading could be cut under new council proposals http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/15990792.Library_opening_hours_could_be_cut_under_new_proposals/Inc.…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 January 2018

The Guardian: 22 January Somerset says only volunteers can keep libraries open https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jan/22/somerset-says-only-volunteers-can-keep-libraries-open Somerset Live: 22 January Up to 15 libraries in Somerset could close without community support, says county council http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/up-15-libraries-somerset-could-1090357 South West Londoner: 22 January Lambeth | Pressure…

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: 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: 4 September 2017

Salisbury Journal: 4 September Wiltshire | Mobile library service faces cuts under latest council review http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15513200.Mobile_library_service_faces_cuts_under_latest_council_review/ ITV News: 4 September Derby libraries volunteer shake-up dubbed ‘immoral’ http://www.itv.com/news/central/update/2017-09-04/derby-libraries-volunteer-shake-up-dubbed-immoral/ Derby Telegraph: 4 September Volunteers have five weeks to decide if they want…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 August

Ham & High: 1 August Save Barnet Libraries campaign sees first victory after protest as culture ministry registers formal complaint http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/politics/save-barnet-libraries-campaign-sees-first-victory-after-protest-as-culture-ministry-registers-formal-complaint-1-5131185 Blackpool Gazette: 1 August Lancashire | Volunteer dream fading but library will still re-open Thornton Library likely to reopen…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July

This is Wiltshire: 28 July The newly refurbished Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street is now open to the public. Co-located services, rooms to rent, moveable bookcases to create space for community event. Plans to install Open+  http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15440114.Devizes_Library_starts_new_chapter/ Express…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May

Blackpool Gazette: 26 MayLytham Library hope leads to new friends grouphttp://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/lytham-library-hope-leads-to-new-friends-group-1-8564102Borehamwood Times: 26 MayBarnet | FoI data shows increased PR spending by Barnet Council which could have been spent on librarieshttp://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/15311229.FoI_data_shows_increased_PR_spending/ Ham & High: 26 May Highgate Library ‘being sacrificed’ in…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February

Herald Scotland : 27 February Rosemary Goring: To axe librarians is to treat learning with utter contempt http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/15121547.Rosemary_Goring__To_axe_librarians_is_to_treat_learning_with_utter_contempt/  View News : 28 February Devon | Brand new Ottery St Mary library opens to the public https://www.viewnews.co.uk/brand-new-ottery-st-mary-library-opens-public/  Lancashire Telegraph : 28…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 December 2016

Liverpool Echo : 4th December Libraries to accept food in place of cash for late book returns http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/libraries-accept-food-place-cash-12271117 This Is Wiltshire : 4th December Swindon | Highworth ‘day of action’ in response to library cuts by Swindon Borough Council http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/14945262.Campaigners_stage___39_day_of_action__39__in_response_to_library_cuts/ Northern Echo :…

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…

Library News Round-up: 1 November 2014

The Spectator : 31st OctoberThe Arts Council’s culture of secrecy puts government departments to shame http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/mira-barhillel/2014/10/the-arts-councils-culture-of-secrecy-puts-government-departments-to-shame/ Swindon Advertiser : 1st November Swindon | Takeover of leisure centres begins today Greenwich Leisure Limited will be taking over all the leisure sites  ….  One…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 August 2014

Sheffield librarian is ‘privileged to do a job I love that makes a difference’ “People do try to mask the fact that they can’t read, so it is really important to be aware that not everyone can.”http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/going-out/sheffield-librarian-is-privileged-to-do-a-job-i-love-that-makes-a-difference-1-6788446Potteries Eye : 18th AugustHow…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 August 2014

Realwire.com : 6th AugustSix months in, and 80% of UK library services sign up to Access to Researchhttp://www.realwire.com/releases/Six-months-in-and-80-of-UK-library-services-sign-up-to-Access-to-ResearchTHE BOOKSELLER : 6th AugustUser numbers released on Access to Research projecthttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/user-numbers-released-access-research-project.htmlMirfield Reporter : 6th AugustNorth Kirklees MPs say there must be a…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th October 2013

Alan Gibbons Diary : 28th October Are community-led libraries the answer? http://alangibbons.net/2013/10/are-community-led-libraries-the-answer/ BBC News : 28th October Northern Ireland libraries membership drops after work Almost half of the library branches that have been recently rebuilt or refurbished have lost members…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th August 2013

Alan Gibbons Blog : 10th August Stand up for Southend Libraries Alan’s summary, with photographs http://alangibbons.net/2013/08/stand-up-for-southend-libraries/ This Is Wiltshire : 10th August Swindon | Shop is a lifeline for the community Peter Mallinson, the chairman of the Walcot Community Charity Shop, said: …