UK library news

Libraries in the news | 4 August 2017


Unison’s Day of action #SOSlibraries,

Library consultation in South Tyneside extended,

More on Lancashire libraries, 

9 year old Kiki Ambrose speaks up about access concerns if Bath Library is to move to Lewis House,

Disgust that Salford’s library home delivery service is to cease,

And extensive article on the situation in Bristol with quotes from Val Cobbin and Love Bristol Libraries campaign…

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Libraries in the news | 31 July 2017

Plans for Bournemouth to adopt Poole’s lower pay scales for library managers,

MP calls for cuts to Wolverhampton library opening hours to be reversed,

Whalley Library plans to reopen,

Sadiq Khan adds to the fundraising to reopen Cricklewood Library in Brent,

And Buckinghamshire’s Aylesbury Library to be refurbished, including self-serve machines, meeting rooms and more….


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Libraries in the news | 26 July 2017

More news on school children taking their Barnet library protest to the DCMS,

A CIC use volunteers to reopen a library in Sunderland,

James Cleverly MP’s statement on issuing kindles for children as a replacement for libraries,

A library reopens after refurbishment, 

Co-location in Somerset & Open+ plans in North Somerset

And the Mayor of London pledges funds, bringing FOCL’s fundraising for Cricklewood Library to the half-way mark….


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Libraries in the news | 25 July 2017

Today’s new includes,

Huge cuts to library staff in Suffolk on the cards…

Kensington library plan put on hold following the Grenfell tragedy…

The costs of Lambeth’s bookish gym plans spiral out of control,

A retired librarian makes some astonishing statements,

And a Tory MP shows quite how out of touch he is in regard to libraries….




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