Libraries News Round-up: 1 May 2018

Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Popular neighbourhood library at risk of closure - again https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/earlsdon-library-coventry-closing-14593614 Coventry Telegraph: 1 May Council 'exploring options' to save at-risk library https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/council-exploring-options-save-risk-14600578 The Cornish Times: 1 May Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 April 2018

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 30 April Volunteer groups hopeful of taking over all 21 under-threat Northants libraries https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/volunteer-groups-hopeful-of-taking-over-all-21-under-threat-northants-libraries-1-8481329 Derby Telegraph: 30 April City centre library move will see dramatic drop in books on shelves…

2018 Local Elections

                   30/4/18 Elections to District, Borough and City Councils are taking place on 3 May 2018. Campaigners and others interested in quiz their candidates could look at this page on the CILIP…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 April 2018

Warrington Guardian: 29 April Friends of Padgate Library group formed by residents http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/16186160.Friends_group_formed_to_support_Padgate_Library/ Cambrian News: 28 May Gwynedd |  Library reopens after facelift http://www.aberaeron-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120496

Libraries News Round-up: 27 April 2018

Open Democracy: 27 April Public libraries are vital to local communities – Labour must fight to defend them written by Alan Wylie https://www.opendemocracy.net/uk/alan-wylie/public-libraries-are-vital-to-local-communities-labour-must-fight-to-defend-them  Eastbourne Herald: 27 April East Sussex |…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 April 2018

BBC News: 26 April Upper Norwood library in late-night cabaret licence bid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43906542 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 26 April Somerset | Highbridge library users urged to have their say on closure plans http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-consultation-reminder-26-04-18.php…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 April 2018

Herts Advertiser: 25 April Wheathampstead Library handed over to community http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/wheathampstead-community-library-handed-back-to-community-from-council-1-5490848 Croydon Advertiser: 25 April Lambeth | Upper Norwood Library applies to stay open until 1am - so that it can host…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 April 2018

Brixton Buzz: 24 April Saving the Carnegie Library public meeting, 7pm, Weds 25th Apr http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2018/04/saving-the-carnegie-library-public-meeting-7pm-weds-25th-apr/ Bristol Live: 24 April North Somerset | Long Ashton Library could close for good https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/long-ashton-library-could-close-1495023 Altrincham…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 April 2018

Edenbridge Chronicle: 23 April Bromley library strike called off after pay agreement reached http://www.edenbridge-chronicle.co.uk/article.cfm?id=120301 The Courier: 23 April New Angus mobile libraries lined up at cost of £270,000 https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/639833/new-angus-mobile-libraries-lined-up-at-cost-of-270000/ Lincolnshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 April 2018

The Argus: 21 April Brighton & Hove | Planned changes to historic library stalled after vote http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/16174965.Planned_changes_to_historic_library_stalled_after_vote/ AlderleyEdge.com: 21 April Cheshire East | New library opening hours confirmed Library to…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 April 2018

Huffington Post: 20 April Northamptonshire | The Libraries Minister’s Local Libraries Could Close. Residents Are Furious - And They're Suing https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/libraries-minister-s-local-libraries-could-close_uk_5ad61fc4e4b077c89ced29a0 Bristol Live: 20 April Fears Government-funded report into library cuts…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April 2018

Herald Scotland: 17 April School library fund 'not enough' to cover cuts http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16163047.School_library_fund__not_enough__to_cover_cuts/ Denbighshire Free Press: 17 April St Asaph Library opens new chapter http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/16164089.St_Asaph_Library_opens_new_chapter/ Western Telegraph: 17 April Councillor…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 April 2018

Gazette & Herald: 16 April North Yorkshire | Community libraries mark first anniversary 'community' = volunteer-run http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/16140420.Community_libraries_mark_first_anniversary/ Stop the privatisation of Public Libraries: 16 April Proposals to Outsource Libraries in…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 April 2018

News & Star: 14 April Cumbria | Town centre library to close and move into nearby archive centre http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Town-centre-library-to-close-and-move-into-nearby-archive-centre-709f13b8-c0dc-408b-b196-197f83c364cd-ds Weston & Somerset Mercury: 14 April Somerset | Councillors vote to…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 April 2018

BBC News: 11 April Northamptonshire libraries in legal action against closure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43726556 Northamptonshire Telegraph: 11 April Schools and libraries to become advertising sites to pay for Northants County Council’s marketing…

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