Tag: York

Libraries news round-up: 24 May 2018

Ledbury Reporter: 24 May Herefordshire | Library and museum privatisation plan causes concern York Press: 24 May This is how much it will cost to repair York’s libraries Derby Telegraph: 24 May Former libraries chief feels council is ‘making wrong decision’ over…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 April 2018

The Press: 3 April Grand plans for York’s libraries http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16132235.Grand_plans_for_York_s_libraries/ Grimsby Telegraph: 3 April Redundancies made as library hours are slashed across North East Lincolnshire https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/redundancies-made-library-hours-slashed-1409214 Bexley Times: 3 April Sidcup group opposes plans to relocate library http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/sidcup-group-opposes-plans-to-relocate-library-1-5461054 This is…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 February 2018

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly: 19 February Somerset | Petition launched to save Highbridge Library from council cuts http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/16031810.Petition_launched_to_save_Highbridge_Library_from_council_cuts/ Bath Echo: 19 February Bath & NE Somerset | New chapter for Saltford Library thanks to ‘forward-thinking’ community group https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/new-chapter-saltford-library-thanks-forward-thinking-community-group-77103/ Charity Today:…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 November 2017

Kent Live: 14 November The Tunbridge Wells Museum, art gallery, library and Adult Education Centre buildings will be closed for two years http://www.kentlive.news/news/tunbridge-wells-museum-art-gallery-770675 Government Business: 14 November Hertfordshire signals next stage of libraries plans http://www.governmentbusiness.co.uk/news/14112017/hertfordshire-signals-next-stage-libraries-plans Lancashire Telegraph: 14 November Earby…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 October 2017

Voices for the Library: 22 October An Announcement and Final Blog Post from Voices for the Library http://www.voicesforthelibrary.org.uk/2017/10/an-announcement-and-final-blog-post-from-voices-for-the-library/ York Press: 22 October Protect our libraries plea http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15610247.Protect_our_libraries_plea/ East Anglia Daily Times: 22 October Essex County Council wants your views on…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 September 2017

Shropshire Star: 29 September Site of former school near Shrewsbury could be sold off Site could be redeveloped for housing and a community hub including a library offered to the community to run. https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/property/2017/09/29/site-of-former-school-near-shrewsbury-could-be-sold-off/ Scunthorpe Telegraph: 29 September North Lincolnshire |…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 June

The Bookseller: 5 June Riddell urges next government to address children’s rights http://www.thebookseller.com/news/riddell-urges-next-government-address-childrens-rights-issues-564186 Bath Chronicle: 5 June Letter: ‘Appalled’ at treatment of fellow Save Bath Library campaigners http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/letter-appalled-treatment-fellow-save-91336 York Press: 5 June Nth Yorks | Norton library and community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 August 2016

Newtownabbey Times : 6th August N.Ireland | Hands Off Our Libraries campaign ‘celebrating victory’ http://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/newtownabbey-news/hands-off-our-libraries-campaign-celebrating-victory-1-7512136 Rossendale Free Press : 5th August Lancashire | Small cost of keeping libraries open should shock us all http://www.rossendalefreepress.co.uk/incoming/rossendale-scribbler-small-cost-keeping-11708356 Minster FM : 5th August York | Plans for new community hub…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 July 2014

Arts Professional : 25th JulyArts and culture valued by vast majority of local authoritieshttp://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/news/arts-and-culture-valued-vast-majority-local-authorities York Press : 25th JulyYork’s new mutuals celebrated A reception was held at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday to celebrate the fact that 100 of these societies are…

Libraries News Round-up: 4th March 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 4th March How government can engage with citizens online – expert views http://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2014/mar/04/public-service-reform-technology?CMP=twt_gu&commentpage=1 Go On UK : 24th February Go ON UK CEO demands greater Basic Online Skills investment http://www.go-on.co.uk/go-on-uk-ceo-demands-greater-basic-online-skills-investment/ Don’t Privatise Libraries : 4th March Mutuals…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th July 2013

Bucks Free Press : 17th July Sir Terry Pratchett returns to Beaconsfield Library http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/10554442.Sir_Terry_Pratchett_returns_to_Beaconsfield_Library/ BBC News : 18th July Almost 40% of army recruits have reading age of 11, MPs warn http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23346693 York Press : 18th July Social enterprise will…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th July 2013

Localgov.co.uk : 9th July York considers new delivery model for libraries and archive services If approved, staff will own a third of the new CBS which will have exempt charity status. http://www.localgov.co.uk/index.cfm?method=news.detail&id=110410 Infoism : 8th July What I would like…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th June 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th June Jarvis calls for “deeds not words” on libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/jarvis-calls-%E2%80%9Cdeeds-not-words%E2%80%9D-libraries.html New Statesman : 10th June The battle against privatisation Outsourcing of public services continues apace as austerity bites. http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/12/public-services-outsourcing York Press : 10th June Jobs axed…

Library News Round-up: 30th January, 2013

A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter BBC News : 30th January Council budgets: Watchdog warns of front-line cuts The National Audit…