Libraries News Round-up: 11 February

Grimsby Telegraph : 11 February More than 3,000 people sign petition to save Cleethorpes Library http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/over-3000-signatures-collected-to-save-cleethorpes-library/story-30128969-detail/story.html Bournemouth Echo : 11 February Dorset  | Job Centre, library and day care centre…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 February

UNISON : 8th February Torfaen library services win reprieve https://cymru-wales.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2017/02/torfaen-library-services-win-reprieve/ Chronicle Live : 9th February The neglect of our libraries is a sign that we are failing as a society --…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 February

PRIVATE EYE | Issue 1437  Library News | Bath central library  In newsagents  Northern Echo : 8th February Government asked to intervene in Darlington Borough Council's contentious library plans  http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15076971.Government_asked_to_intervene_in_Darlington_Borough_Council__39_s_contentious_library_plans/  Brixton Blog…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 February

THE BOOKSELLER : 6th February NLT analysis exposes England's literacy 'crisis'  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/nlt-research-probes-englands-literacy-problems-480351 BBC News : 7th February New plans to save two Birmingham libraries  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38896837 ITV News : 7th February …

Libraries News Round-up: 4 February

Don't Privatise Libraries : 4th February Public Library usage stats down again, hmm I wonder why? http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/public-library-usage-stats-down-again.html THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Letter | The local library helped me become a novelist …

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 January

Public Libraries News : 29th January Editorial | An at-a-glance heatmap of UK public libraries http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2017/01/an-at-a-glance-heatmap-of-uk-public-libraries.html PARLIAMENT Written Question 10/01 (and Answer 26/01) :  Public libraries: closures http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-01-10/59269/ Plymouth Herald : 28th January Council told libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 January

DAILY MIRROR : 27th January Councils' £5.8BILLION funding black hole spells the end for Britain's libraries and museums http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/councils-58billion-funding-black-hole-9701752 Swindon Advertiser : 27th January  Libraries minister comes to Swindon as…

Libraries News Round-up: 26 January

THE ECONOMIST : 26th January Britain's local councils face financial crisis Amid a painful fiscal squeeze, some authorities may soon be unable to meet their statutory obligations. http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21715673-amid-painful-fiscal-squeeze-some-authorities-may-soon-be-unable-meet-their-statutory Bloomberg Technology…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 January

Plymouth Herald : 25th January Library closures: Everything you need to know as consultation begins today http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-everything-you-need-to-know-as-consultation-begins-today/story-30084765-detail/story.html Blog Preston : 25th January Lancashire | Penwortham library and childrens centre are saved http://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2017/01/penwortham-library-and-childrens-centre-are-saved/…

Libraries News Round-up: 23 January

Gov.uk : 23rd January Rob Wilson’s speech to the London Library Ambition sector forum https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/rob-wilsons-speech-to-the-london-library-ambition-sector-forum Birmingham Post : 23rd January £150,000 Sutton Coldfield Library rescue plan put forward http://www.birminghampost.co.uk/news/regional-affairs/150000-sutton-coldfield-library-rescue-12494895 Craven…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 January

THE GUARDIAN : 20th January Library campaigners present 'innovative agenda' to rescue struggling sector https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/20/library-campaigners-present-innovative-agenda-to-rescue-struggling-sector Public Libraries News : 19th January Editorial | Bury proposes 10 out of 14 branches…

Libraries News Round-up: 19 January

UNISON : 17th January ‘Ten thousand books were pulped’ – your library stories  https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2017/01/library-stories/ THE BOOKSELLER : 19th January Irish book community 'dismayed' over library tender  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/irish-book-associations-protest-library-tender-472421 Manchester Evening News…

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