UK library news

UK libraries in the news | 27 Dec 2017

Includes,

West Dunbartonshire library consultation on library cuts extended to January 8,

Three-month closure to ‘revamp’ a Richmond library, including more spaces for activities,

And will a Cornwall library be rehomed and responsibility for it be passed to the town council?

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UK libraries in the news | 26 Dec 2017

Includes,

Volunteer-managed libraries celebrated in North Yorks – That’s 33 libraries now run by 2,500 volunteers,

A friends group in West Berks not only face the daunting challenge of raising the £18K needed to reopen a library but the ongoing financial demands of running it – £7K per annum,

And a letter promoting the value of libraries….

 

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UK libraries in the news | 19 Dec 2017

Inc,

More on data analysis of CIPFA stats undertaken by Tim Coates,

Full libraries dataset promised before Christmas,

Library book spend falls £45m in 10 years,

Volunteers in Wales to run library with promise of part-time support of librarian,

Library consultation over Christmas break on proposed cuts in West Dunbartonshire,

New hub in Pembrokeshire will include a library, 

And a Manchester library is to be refurbished to include new IT and community rooms…

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UK libraries in the news | 18 Dec 2017

Tim Coates’ analysis of CIPFA data,

The effects of library cuts on education, employment and the economy, 

Delayed re-opening of Lambeth’s Carnegie Library now set for February, with access to professional library staff ‘at least 2 hours per day’

Warwickshire consider cutting Sunday opening for three libraries, 

Protest against library cuts in Northamptonshire,

Dawn Finch’s library campaigning tweet goes viral,

Campaigners’ plans to ‘save’ a library in Anglesey, 

And Rhydyfelin Library Support Group fought to save their library and now have a new library in its place…

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UK libraries in the news | 16 + 17 Dec 2017

Moving council services access point into a Wigan library leaves library users feeling squeezed out,

Thurrock to get self-service library space in  ‘community hub’,

Theatre in Northumberland ‘saved’ by becoming a ‘community hub’, including library…

Residents in West Dunbartonshire consulted over Christmas period on savage library cuts… 

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UK libraries in the news | 15 Dec 2017

Guardian article outlining the attack on libraries and the dire consequences,

Hull library to co-locate with cafe in park pavilion,

Library in Durham will re-locate to new leisure centre,

Powys library to be rehomed in community centre,

Children in East Sussex defend library from closure with nearly 800 letters written, 

And a Swindon library reopens, now run by the parish council, with a call for volunteers….

 

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