Tag: Worcestershire libraries

Libraries News Round-up: 26 May 2016

Parliament Public Libraries:  Lancashire: Written question – 37260 http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-05-18/37260/ Blackpool Gazette : 26th May Lancashire | MP takes his library battle to Commons http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/environment/mp-takes-his-library-battle-to-commons-1-7931065 Northern Echo : 26th May Darlington | New bid to stop library closure http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14517603.New_bid_to_stop_library_closure/ Business Quarter : 26th May Hull wins £3m funding…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2016

Portsmouth News : 19th April Pensioner hits out at decision to end mobile library services across Hampshire http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/portsmouth/pensioner-hits-out-at-decision-to-end-mobile-library-services-across-hampshire-1-7335490 Evesham Journal : 20th April Worcestershire | Opening hours face the chop at Wyre Forest libraries in £1m cutbacks The council now has just…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 30th March Vaizey: Volunteers should not replace library staff http://www.thebookseller.com/news/vaizey-volunteers-should-not-replace-library-staff-325210 BBC News : 30th March Libraries minister Ed Vaizey: Volunteers not replacing staff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35920081 Public Sector Executive : 30th March Libraries need community management to survive job…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February 2016

House of Commons : 24th February NEW | Briefing Paper: Public libraries in England http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/SN05875 Worcester Observer : 25th February Worcester MP full of praise for work of libraries “Staff at each of the libraries I visited raised concerns with me over public…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 December 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Croydon may close all but one of its libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/croydon-may-close-all-one-its-libraries-317495 THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497 Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December We need to shed another £475,000 from…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2015

THE INDEPENDENT : 1st November Hertfordshire becomes the latest council to cut mobile libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/hertfordshire-becomes-the-latest-council-to-cut-mobile-libraries-a6716541.html Leon’s Library Blog : 1st November Paved with good intentions http://leonslibraryblog.com/2015/11/01/paved-with-good-intentions/ Varsity .co.uk : 1st November Cambs | MP criticises “cruel and colossal” £120m cuts to County Council…

Library News Round-up: 9 September 2015

BBC News : 9th SeptemberNew £1m Stafford library offers access to 3D printinghttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-34187495Don’t Privatise Libraries : 9th SeptemberBarnet Children’s March for Libraries 12/9/15  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/barnet-childrens-march-for-libraries.htmlBlackpool Gazette : 9th September Letter | Council CutsIf you close libraries the elderly, along with mother groups, would suffer.http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/community/letters-emails/letters-september-9-2015-1-7451654 UNISON Scotland…

Library News Round-up: 15 July 2015

Public Libraries News : 14th JulyCuts in Camden, more details on losses in Bucks, Dorset and Worcshttp://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/07/cuts-in-camden-more-details-on-losses-in-bucks-dorset-and-worcs.htmlPlease also note under ‘national news’ on the same PLN page, a furious email about the BBC’s coverage of (Armthorpe Library) Doncaster.  It looks as though the…

Library News Round-up: 14 July 2015

BBC Radio Gloucester : 14th JulyCILIP CEO Nick Poole this a.m. talking about volunteer & community-managed libraries(starts 1:07:30)http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vm9dv#autoTHE BOOKSELLER : 14th JulyNLT highlights link between literacy and healthhttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-highlights-link-between-literacy-and-health-307076National Literacy Trust | Report:  http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/research/nlt_research/6713_national_literacy_trust_hubs_understanding_the_role_of_literacy_in_public_health Bournemouth Echo : 14th JulyPoole | Council TODAY to consider axing mobile library…

Library News Round-up: 16 January 2015

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 15th JanuaryBrent, Peterborough, Stoke-on-Trent & a fish riding a bicycle!http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/brent-peterborough-stoke-on-trent-fish.html Redditch Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Council taking on volunteers is ‘immoral’http://www.redditchstandard.co.uk/2015/01/16/news-Council-taking-on-volunteers-is-immoral-124784.html Droitwich Standard : 16th JanuaryWorcestershire | Library axe will cut off villagers, says councillorControversial changes to Worcestershire’s mobile library come…

Library News Round-up: 8 January 2015

PRIVATE EYE –  Issue No: 1383Library News (p.28) – OBE for Staffordshire’s Janine Coxnow in all good newsagentsMorning Star Online : 8th JanuaryWilliam Sieghart’s report on the sad state of England’s public libraries dismays TONY SIMPSON http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-b06b-A-tear-jerking-tractNottingham Post : 8th JanuaryLibraries are a…

Library News Round-up: 5 December 2014

BBC News : 5th DecemberPrison book ban ruled unlawful by High Courthttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30344867FINANCIAL TIMES : 5th DecemberJudge overturns ban on books being sent to UK jailshttp://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/674ab5d6-7c87-11e4-aa9c-00144feabdc0.htmlTHE BOOKSELLER : 4th DecemberCILIP protests against IWM library ‘closure’http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cilip-protests-against-iwm-library-closureLeon’s Library Blog : 5th DecemberDysfunctional and…

Library News Round-up: 14 November 2014

Bolton News : 14th NovemberChildren’s centres, library service and sheltered housing to be hit by more Bolton Council cutshttp://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11602218.Children_s_centre__library_service_and_sheltered_housing_to_be_hit_by_more_cuts/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th NovemberFinancial literacy for library users courtesy of Tesco & Visahttp://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/financial-literacy-for-library-users.htmlBristol 24/7 : 11th NovemberBristol libraries to be sponsored by…

Library News Round-up: 5 November 2014

THE BOOKSELLER : 5th NovemberSieghart ‘frightened’ for future of ‘dysfunctionally run’ library servicehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/sieghart-blasts-dysfunctional-running-library-serviceParliament | CMS Committee : 5th NovemberWork of Arts Council Englandhttp://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmselect/cmcumeds/279/27902.htmWigan Today : 4th NovemberCouncil reclaims public buildingsRunning of Wigan’s libraries, museums and archives have moved over to…

Library News Round-up: 22 October 2014

Welsh Government Press Release : 22nd OctoberLibraries | Transformational approach needed includes link to Expert Reviewhttp://wales.gov.uk/newsroom/cultureandsport/2014/141022-future-libraries/?lang=en & link to Expert Review @Express & Star : 22nd OctoberDismay as Wolverhampton health & library hub shelved after talksWolverhampton City Council has now shelved the plans, leaving residents…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 July 2014

Malvern Gazette : 18th JulyRaft of library changes revealed by Worcestershire County CouncilAmong the other changes to Worcestershire’s libraries are a review of opening hours and staffing levels at sites across the county.  A dossier on the plans mention “further…