Libraries News Round-up: 27 November 2017

The Independent: 27 November Voices: We have the lowest teenage literacy rates in the OECD – and the Government wants us to shut down more school libraries http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/school-cuts-education-libraries-literacy-oecd-teenagers-failing-justine-greening-a8077766.html Darlington Times:…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 November 2017

The Gazette: 26 November South Gloucestershire | New volunteers find their feet at Chipping Sodbury’s library http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/15682843.New_volunteers_find_their_feet_at_town___s_library/ Brixton Buzz: 26 November Lambeth’s shame: photos of the still-closed Carnegie Library, November 2017…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 24 November ‘Option four’ motion to spare Northamptonshire’s libraries from cuts rejected by county council http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/option-four-motion-to-spare-northamptonshire-s-libraries-from-cuts-rejected-by-county-council-1-8260979 Bath Echo: 24 November Mobile library set to stay as part of…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 November 2017

Craven Herald: 23 November Lancashire | Earby Library a step closer to re-opening http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15671651.Earby_Library_a_step_closer_to_re_opening/ St Helens Star: 23 November Central library to remain closed until further notice http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/15679129.Central_library_to_remain_closed_until_further_notice/ The Bookseller: 23…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 November 2017

Evening Telegraph: 21 November New library pass for Tayside ‘removes the barriers https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/trial-hopes-remove-barriers-using-library-services/ BBC News: 21 November Northampton | Children in 'save Desborough library' protest http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-northamptonshire-42074836/children-in-save-desborough-library-protest Weston Mercury: 21 November…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 November 2017

The Bookseller: 20 November PLR increases but drop in registered loans 'disheartening' https://www.thebookseller.com/news/plr-increases-82p-676751 The Bookseller: 20 November Scotland launches single library card pilot https://www.thebookseller.com/news/scotland-launches-single-library-card-pilot-676661 Eastbourne Herald: 20 November PHOTOS: Huge…

Libraries News Round-up: 18 November 2017

Northamptonshire Telegraph: 18 November Have your say on the future of Higham Ferrers Library http://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/have-your-say-on-the-future-of-higham-ferrers-library-1-8250315 South Cotswold Gazette: 18 November South Gloucestershire | Councillors blast closure of library user committee in…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 November 2017

BBC News: 17th November Single card pilot for Scottish libraries launched http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-42026465 Bradford Telegraph & Argus: 17 November Kirklees | Yet more library cuts threaten our children's future http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/NEWS/15665537.Yet_more_library_cuts_threaten_our_children___s_future/ Dumbarton…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 November 2017

Wilmslow.co.uk: 13 November Cheshire East | Council unveils plans to save more than £70m Pre-budget report, out for consultation, includes plans to close Alderley Edge Library, along with two others. http://www.wilmslow.co.uk/news/article/16687/council-unveils-plans-to-save-more-than-70m…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 November 2017

Eastbourne Herald: 10 November East Sussex | Library centre of village hub http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/your-say/library-centre-of-village-hub-1-8237950 Wiltshire Times: 10 November Our town is failing http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/yoursay/letters/15653464.Our_town_is_failing/ North Wales Pioneer: 10 November Conwy's libraries among the…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 November 2017

Craven Herald: 9 November North Yorkshire | Celebrating the start of a new chapter for Gargrave Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15649203.Celebrating_the_start_of_a_new_chapter_for_Gargrave_Library/ North Devon Gazette: 9 November Devon | Funding bids to move Bideford Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 November 2017

Liverpool Echo: 8 November Have Liverpool Council deployed security guards because of LIBRARY protest? http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-council-deployed-security-guards-13872297 Gazette & Herald: 8 November North Yorkshire | Sight Support Ryedale relocates to Norton Hive…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 November 2017

The Bookseller: 6 November Campaigners: Libraries Taskforce is 'major presence' but 'hamstrung' https://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-taskforce-major-presence-hamstrung-666271 Ipswich Star: 6 November Suffolk | Literacy scheme Let’s Talk Reading helps soaring reading test results in…

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