UK library news

UK libraries in the news | 30 October 2018

The Bookseller: 30 October
Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support
Includes comment by Tim Coates
Sign the petition HERE

 

Redditch Advertiser: 30 October
Worcestershire | Future of Woodrow and Alvechurch libraries uncertain after consultation into the future use of libraries launched

 

 

The Star: 30 October
Sheffield | Your View: Walkley Library

 

 

 

 

 

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UK libraries in the news | 29 October 2018

Call for a halt to austerity which is eroding public services,

Surrey consults on libraries,

Hampshire’s Gosport Library reopens as a community hub of co-located services following refurbishment,

Worcestershire libraries consultation launches…

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UK libraries in the news | 26 Oct 2018

Local MP “horrified” by threat to Welshpool Library and downgrading of service in Powys,

Trust gets grant to help progress plans to take on the running of Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, Lambeth,

Victory for Friends of North Kensington Library as council decides to keep North Kensington Library in its current location,

Plans to relocate and co-locate services in South Derbyshire including council offices, police station, library and bus station all under one roof….

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UK libraries in the news | 25 Oct 2018

A ray of hope for libraries in Northants. The previous CEO, who also headed up the Libraries Taskforce, discredited,

Fear for future as library review launches in Worcestershire,

Fifteen libraries under threat of closure in Somerset,

Paid membership dismissed as friends group makes plans to take on the running of Somerset’s North Petherton Library with financial assistance from the Town Council…

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UK libraries in the news | 22 Oct 2018

Glasgow’s Cardonald Library refurbishment includes a flexible community space,

Volunteers committed to creating ‘community hub’ even though company pulls out of creating bar and café in Walkley Library, Sheffield,

Library consultation on plans to relocate Powys’ Welshpool Library to museum begins; branded “blackmail”,

Libraries in Hertfordshire could be run by outside provider or public service mutual in bid to save funds,

Libraries under threat following Worcestershire libraries review…


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UK libraries in the news | 10 Oct 2018

UNISON, working with PCS and UNITE, organise march & rally on 3 November for libraries and the arts,

Petition calls for ringfencing of government library funding,

Cuts to Norfolk mobile library service agreed but far fewer stops lost than originally proposed,

Worcestershire to conduct library consultation which could lead to loss of branch libraries and staffing cuts,

Refurbished library in Denbighshire reopens,

North Somerset’s Nailsea Library saved from closure,

Struggling community-run library in West Yorkshire receives much-needed funding,

Altrincham Library gets self-service….

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UK libraries in the news | 28 Sept 2018

Cuts agreed in Moray included reduced opening hours in libraries,

Leisure and Culture Dundee insist that no decision to cut library hours has been taken,

Haverfordwest Library in Pembrokeshire to close ahead of move,

Support for relocation of Nottingham Central Library,

Success of volunteer-run Werrington Library in Staffordshire reported,

Library service in Stornoway could be delivered via newly formed ‘community hubs’,

Bath & NE Somerset justify integration of One-Stop-Shop into Bath Library…

Credit: Amber Ash

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