Libraries News Round-up: 25 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 25th December 7 Letters : 'Communities needing libraries as much as ever' https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/25/communities-needing-libraries-as-much-as-ever UNISON : 23rd December Swindon library closures show consequences of squeezed council funds https://southwest.unison.org.uk/news/press-release/2016/12/swindon-library-closures-show-consequences-squeezed-council-funds/

Libraries News Round-up: 23 December 2016

Darlington & Stockton Times : 23rd December Group dedicated to saving three libraries needs more than 100 volunteers to save the services from closure http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/14984778.Group_dedicated_to_saving_three_libraries_needs_more_than_100_volunteers_in_order_to_save_the_services_from_closure/ Craven Herald : 23rd December…

Libraries News Round-up: 22 December 2016

Libraries Taskforce : 21st December 2016 report card - and looking forward to 2017 [Paul Blantern, Chair] https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2016/12/21/2016-report-card-and-looking-forward-to-2017/ THE GUARDIAN : 22nd December Letter | Cuts to community assets take grim toll https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/dec/22/cuts-to-community-assets-take-grim-toll…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 December 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1434 Library News (p.37) -- the Libraries Taskforce Lancashire Eveing Post : 21st December Fulwood library goes up for sale despite protests http://www.lep.co.uk/news/much-loved-lancashire-library-goes-on-sale-for-475-000-despite-protests-1-8299055 Warrington Guardian : 21st December Letter | 'My…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 December 2016

Barnet & Whetstone Press : 20th December Council unveils four charities which will run libraries following service cuts http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=116316&headline=Council%20unveils%20four%20charities%20which%20will%20run%20libraries%20following%20service%20cuts&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2016 News & Star : 20th December Cockermouth library campaigners refused consultation…

Libraries News Round-up: 14 December 2016

Swindon Advertiser : 13th December Libraries proposal given the green light by committee - but only by one vote http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14963213.Libraries_proposal_given_the_green_light_by_committee___but_only_by_one_vote/ Swindon Advertiser : 14th December Ministers suggest libraries could stay…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 12th December Library closures 'will double unless immediate action is taken' https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/12/library-closures-will-double-unless-immediate-action-is-taken?CMP=twt_gu BBC News : 12th December Lancashire County Council agrees to hand over three libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-38289200…

Libraries News Round-up: 9 December 2016

PRIVATE EYE Issue No. 1433 Library News (p.33) | Warrington BIG ISSUE : 9th December Big Issue columnist Damian Barr helps to save Newarthill library http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7194/big-issue-columnist-damian-barr-helps-to-save-newarthill-library THE BOOKSELLER : 9th December An…

Libraries News Round-up: 7 December 2016

ITV News : 7th December The future of libraries in Swindon to be decided http://www.itv.com/news/meridian/update/2016-12-07/the-future-of-libraries-in-swindon-to-be-decided/ BBC News : 6th December Self service libraries in North Somerset 'to cut costs' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38219337 Bristol…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 December 2016

PARLIAMENT | Written question 55871:  Swindon's Library Service  http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-12-01/55871/ PARLIAMENT | Written Question - 55452: Public Libraries http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2016-11-29/55452/ ITV News : 3rd December  'Read in' staged to save Swindon's libraries http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2016-12-03/read-in-staged-to-save-swindons-libraries/ This Is…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 December 2016

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December Authors stamp new library strategy 'too little, too late' https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/02/authors-stamp-new-library-strategy-too-little-too-late Times & Star : 1st December Cumbria | How to have your say on library cuts http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/How-to-have-your-say-on-library-cuts-0d385ee4-56b6-42f1-854a-6d8938d5b3c5-ds

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