Libraries News Round-up: 1 March 2018

i News: 1 March World Book Day: ‘Drastic’ decline in libraries book stock revealed https://inews.co.uk/news/world-book-day-drastic-decline-libraries-book-stock-revealed/ Northampton Chronicle: 1 March National library institute calls for inquiry into Northamptonshire library cuts https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/national-library-institute-calls-for-inquiry-into-northamptonshire-library-cuts-1-8398782 Camelford & Delabole Post:…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 February 2018

Yorkshire Post: 28 February GP Taylor: How did ‘library’ become a dirty word in schools? https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/gp-taylor-how-did-library-become-a-dity-word-in-schools-1-9039004 BBC News: 28 February Northamptonshire County Council backs £40m budget cuts http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43226339 Northampton Chronicle:…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 February 2018

BBC News: 27 February Northamptonshire County Council plans to close 21 libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43214626 ITV News: 27 February £10m cuts plan to close libraries as Northamptonshire council hits 'crisis point' http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2018-02-27/10m-cuts-plan-to-close-libraries-as-northamptonshire-council-hits-crisis-point/…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 February 2018

LGA: 26 February Extra council tax income in 2018/19 will not protect under-pressure local services https://www.local.gov.uk/about/news/extra-council-tax-income-201819-will-not-protect-under-pressure-local-services Oxfordshire Guardian: 26 February Spreading the word to encourage library use http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/spreading-the-word-to-encourage-library-use/ Bath Chronicle:…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 February 2018

Burnham-On-Sea: 22 February Somerset | 'Save Highbridge Library' protest held outside County Council meeting http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-protest-meeting-22-02-18.php Gravesend Report: 22 February Kent | Meopham library officially opens http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/meopham-library-officially-opens-1-5404191 i News: 22 February Secondary…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 February 2018

BBC News: 21 February Cuts to Welsh libraries see paid staff fall by 20% http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-43130957 BBC News: 21 February Libraries without staff are 'just a room full of books' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-wales-43132731/libraries-without-staff-are-just-a-room-full-of-books…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 February 2018

Lichfield Live: 20 February Staffordshire | Consultation event in Burntwood to showcase proposals to use technology to extend library opening times https://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2018/02/20/consultation-event-in-burntwood-to-showcase-proposals-to-use-technology-to-extend-library-opening-times/ Research Information: 20 February Librarians in top five…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 February 2018

Stop the Privatisation of Public Libraries: 17 February Outsourcing Fundamentalism, Hasn't Herts heard of Carillion? and SCL/Taskforce backed vol-led 'libraries' conference comes to Sheffield. http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/outsourcing-fundamentalism-hasnt-herts.html Burnham-On-Sea: 17 February Somerset |…

Libraries News Round-up: 15 February 2018

Bury Times: 15 February Opening date for new Tottington Centre and Community Library revealed http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15996001.Opening_date_for_new_Tottington_Centre_and_Community_Library_revealed/ Cambridge Independent: 15 February Library Extra is a ‘double charge’ for residents http://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/cambridge/library-extra-is-a-double-charge-for-residents-1-5395068 News Guardian:…

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…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 February 2018

Huddersfield Examiner: 11 February Kirklees | 'Closing Batley Library will strip town of its heartbeart' https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/closing-batley-library-strip-town-14273251 Get Reading: 12 February Reading libraries bear the brunt of funding cuts with hours to…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 February 2018

BBC News: 10 February Trafford to be 'first' council scraps library late fees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43015919 ITV News: 10 February Fines on overdue library books to be dropped in Trafford http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2018-02-10/fines-on-overdue-library-books-to-be-dropped-in-trafford/ Denbighshire…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February 2018

The Bookseller: 9 February Settle to step down as Libraries Taskforce chief next month http://www.thebookseller.com/news/settle-step-down-libraries-taskforce-chief-next-month-729266 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 9 February Somerset | Save Highbridge Library! Campaign launched to halt closure plan http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/save-highbridge-library-group-09-02-18.php This…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February 2018

Somerset Country Gazette: 8 February LETTER: 'Don't let libraries be lost to the Somerset landscape'http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/15964096.LETTER___Don_t_let_libraries_be_lost_to_the_landscape_/ Ledbury Reporter: 8 February Herefordshire | Investment of £60,000 approved for Ross-on-Wye library http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/15965579.Investment_of___60_000_approved_for_Ross_on_Wye_library/ Daily…

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