Libraries News Round-up: 17 January

Law Society Gazette : 16th Jan. Local Government: cuts to library provision https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/legal-updates/local-government-cuts-to-library-provision/5059352.article THE BOOKSELLER : 17th January Plymouth Council releases plan to close 10 libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plymouth-council-may-cut-10-libraries-470661 ITV News :…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January

LGA : 16th January Library services should be more accessible for e-readers, report says  http://www.localgov.co.uk/Library-services-should-be-more-accessible-for-e-readers-report-says/42357 Plymouth Herald : 16th January Council set to close TEN of Plymouth's libraries and move…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 January

Swindon Advertiser : 14th January Library campaigners call for minister to step in http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15023120.Library_campaigners_call_for_minister_to_step_in/ Blackpool Gazette : 14th January Lancashire | Minister meets leader about libraries’ future http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/minister-meets-leader-about-libraries-future-1-8333852 The Star : 13th…

Libraries News Round-up: 13 January

THE GUARDIAN : 13th January Library cuts harm young people's mental health services, warns lobby https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/jan/13/library-cuts-harm-young-peoples-mental-health-services-warns-lobby Sutton Coldfield Observer : 13th January  Thousands back 'Save Sutton Coldfield Library' campaign as…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 January

THE BOOKSELLER : 12th January Libraries minister visits Lancashire over cuts "It was a very cordial meeting..." http://www.thebookseller.com/news/libraries-minister-visits-lancashire-over-cuts-468586 Society of Chief Librarians 2016: The Year of Partnerships and Purpose -- Neil…

Libraries News Round-up: 11 January

Blackpool Gazette : 11th January Hurry up call in battle to save libraries  http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/hurry-up-call-in-battle-to-save-libraries-1-8327831 Lancashire | Ged Mirfin on 'Linked In' Press Release: Ministerial Visit sets precedent https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/press-release-ministerial-visit-sets-precedent-ged-mirfin 2BR Radio…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 January

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th January Torfaen libraries threatened with 2.5 day service reduction http://www.thebookseller.com/news/torfaen-libraries-threatened-reduced-service-464446 2BR Radio : 10th January Why are our libraries closing? The Libraries Minister is in Lancashire today, to look…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 January

Bath Chronicle : 9th January More than a 1,500 people sign petition to save Bath Central Library http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/more-than-a-thousand-sign-petition-to-save-bath-central-library/story-30041411-detail/story.html Business News Wales : 9th January Ground Breaking Flintshire Leisure & Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 8 January

Don't Privatise Libraries : 8th January There's a fightback taking place in Ireland against staffless libraries but why not in the UK?  http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/theres-fightback-taking-place-in.html Leon's Library Blog : 8th January Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 January

Swindon Advertiser : 6th January Fresh hope for future of threatened Walcot library http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15008019.Fresh_hope_for_future_of_threatened_Walcot_library/ Morning Star Online : 6th January Minister Called In Over Libraries Cull http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-0cab-Minister-called-in-over-libraries-cull#.WHCij9RNgag

Libraries News Round-up: 6 January 2017

Public Sector Executive : 6th January Some libraries are better than others -- Helen Milner "At the end of October, I said something which shocked a few people" http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/some-libraries-are-better-than-others?dorewrite=false Libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 5 January 2017

Lancashire Telegraph : 5th January Fury over ‘duplicitous’ timing of Whalley Library sale announcement http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15004758.Fury_over____duplicitous____timing_of_Whalley_Library_sale_announcement/ Hereford Times : 5th January Hereford library to re-open http://www.herefordtimes.com/NEWS/15001677.Hereford_library_to_re_open/ Libraries Taskforce : 4th January…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 January 2017

THE TIMES : 2nd January An extract : the full article is behind the paywall Sell coffee to survive, libraries told http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sell-coffee-to-survive-libraries-told-cpj2cr2mz Stoke Sentinel : 2nd January  Staffordshire | Silverdale Library relaunched…

Libraries News Round-up: 30 December 2016

BBC News : 30th December Six former libraries up for sale in Lancashire  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38468930 Lancashire Evening Post : 30th December Lancashire County Council is selling more libraries off  http://www.lep.co.uk/news/lancashire-county-council-is-selling-more-libraries-off-1-8311412 DAILY…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 December 2016

Warrington Guardian : 28th December Deputy council leader sides with MP Helen Jones amid row over library closure proposals http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14983974.Deputy_council_leader_sides_with_MP_Helen_Jones_amid_row_over_library_closure_proposals/ Borehamwood Times : 28th December Barnet Council announced NW7 Hub…

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