Tag: Yorkshire

Libraries news round-up: 2 July 2018

Bexley Times: 2 July Relocation of Sidcup library given the green light West Bridgford Wire: 2 July Ruddington among libraries refurbished and modernised in Notts Yorkshire Coast Radio: 2 July Filey Library to Open Next Week Dumbarton & Vale of…

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: 4 January 2018

The Bookseller: 4 January DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library https://www.thebookseller.com/news/dcms-investigating-threatened-darlington-library-702146 Pocklington Post: 4 January East Riding of Yorkshire | Village library to close for revamp https://www.pocklingtonpost.co.uk/news/village-library-to-close-for-revamp-1-8939078 Scotland Herald: 4 January Figures show growing ‘culture gap’ between rich and poor Scots…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 June

Oxford Mail: 8 June Oxford tops chart for best city to be a primary school pupil Museums, libraries and ‘outstanding’ schools have seen Oxford named one of the best cities in the UK to be a primary school pupil. http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15335559.Oxford_tops_chart_for_best_city_to_be_a_primary_school_pupil/…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 March

Northern Echo : 16 March 2017 North Yorkshire’s 1,200 volunteers preparing to take over county’s libraries http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15161939.North_Yorkshire__39_s_1_200_volunteers_preparing_to_take_over_county__39_s_libraries/ London News Online : 16 March Lewisham | Leaf and Groove shop plan to raise funds to run Forest Hill Library https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/20636/leaf-groove-shop-plan-raise-funds-run-forest-hill-library/ Warrington Guardian : 16 March Soft…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February

Labour List : 19 February “UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors “This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.”  “Tory cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 November 2016

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 31st October British arts establishment is full of ‘relentlessly left-wing groupthink’, former culture minister says http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/31/british-arts-establishment-is-full-of-relentlessly-left-wing-gro/ a-n.co.uk : 1st November National demonstration against closure of libraries and museums set for 5 November https://www.a-n.co.uk/news/national-demonstration-against-closure-of-libraries-and-museums-set-for-5-november Socialist Worker : 1st November…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 October 2016

House of Lords : 29th September Library Briefing — Local Libraries and Independent Bookshops in the UK http://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/LLN-2016-0047 Derby Telegraph : 3rd October Campaigners fighting to save Mickleover Library hold meeting … Derby City Council wants to close 11 of…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 May 2016

Darlington & Stockton Times : 27th May North Yorkshire | Volunteers set to staff many libraries http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/14520358.Volunteers_set_to_staff_many_libraries/ Yorkshire Post : 26th May Letter | Volunteers step in when cuts  hit our libraries Sheffield Council defends its Libraries policy http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/yp-letters-volunteers-step-in-when-cuts-hit-our-libraries-1-7933624 Garstang Courier : 27th May Lancashire | Councillors…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 September 2014

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 9th SeptemberPrisoners get better libraries than public, says ToryPrisoners are “far better served” by library facilities than the general public, an MP has claimed.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11085562/Prisoners-get-better-libraries-than-public-says-Tory.htmlCo-op News : 9th SeptemberHow co-ops can start an information revolution“as local authorities cut…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2014

Worcester News : 5th SeptemberWe’re after more volunteers to help us out“The people in our libraries aren’t always the type of volunteers that you’d think, often it’s unemployed people or graduates out of university, and it can help them find…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 September 2014

Sydney Morning Herald : 3rd SeptemberLibraries dumping of books could signal a new dark agehttp://www.smh.com.au/comment/libraries-dumping-of-books-could-signal-a-new-dark-age-20140903-10bspm.html Staffordshire Newsletter : 3rd SeptemberFuture uncertain for Stafford librariesWhen the Newsletter asked Mike Lawrence, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and Localism, what would happen…

Libraries News Round-up: 5th February 2014

York Press : 5th February Deal will see social enterprise running York’s libraries The society, Explore Libraries and Archive Mutual, will be mainly funded by the council but will work on an independent basis, jointly owned by staff and residents…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd December 2013

Harrogate News : 2nd December Arts Council awards £100,000 to put artists into county libraries http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2013/12/02/arts-council-awards-100000-put-artists-county-libraries/ Spalding Guardian : 2nd December Library closures expected to be rubber stamped http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/latest-news/library-closures-expected-to-be-rubber-stamped-1-5722539 THE GUARDIAN l 1st December The Library: A World History by…