Round up

Public Libraries News : 6th December

Editorial | Vlogging and library data

http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2015/12/vlogging-and-library-data.html

 

Falkirk Herald : 6th December

Call to save Falkirk libraries before it’s too late

Cuts to Libraries “would amount to 29 per cent of the overall cuts”.

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/call-to-save-falkirk-libraries-before-it-s-too-late-1-3966584

 

Local Guardian : 7th December

Croydon libraries facing closure due to budget cuts

http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/local/croydonnews/14125624.Croydon_libraries_facing_closure_due_to_budget_cuts/

 

Fife Today : 7th December

D-Day for Fife libraries’ future

http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/d-day-for-fife-libraries-future-1-3969084

 

Fife Today : 7th December

Campaigners hold “read in” in Pittenweem as library decision looms

http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/campaigners-hold-read-in-in-pittenweem-as-library-decision-looms-1-3969073

 

Walsall Advertiser : 5th December

Closures of Walsall libraries go to public consultation

http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/Walsall-library-closure-proposals-public/story-28298046-detail/story.html

 

Derby Telegraph : 5th December

Planned budget cuts will create ‘Scrooge city’ says councillor

Chellaston Library could be closed

www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Planned-budget-cuts-create-Scrooge-city-says/story-28300523-detail/story.html

 

TELEGRAPH Travel : 5th December

Last-ditch attempt to save Birmingham Central Library

Brutalist building could be turned into an art gallery, hotel – or even a museum of Midlands heavy metal, campaigners say

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/12029274/Last-ditch-attempt-to-save-Birmingham-Central-Library.html

 

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 4th December

Save Lincs Libraries gets “holding” reply from DCMS

http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/12/04/save-lincs-libraries-gets-holding-reply-from-dcms/

 

Brixton Buzz : 4th December

Lambeth Council possibly heading to High Court again as library campaigners bring case against BONKERS book-ish gyms

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/12/lambeth-council-possibly-heading-to-high-court-again-as-library-campaigners-bring-case-against-bonkers-book-ish-gyms/

 

Brixton Buzz : 4th December

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell launches Lambeth Momentum movement …

http://www.brixtonbuzz.com/2015/12/shadow-chancellor-john-mcdonnell-launches-lambeth-momentum-movement-at-lambeth-academy-with-calls-for-local-labour-party-members-to-become-more-active/

 

Get Hampshire : 3rd December

Youngster’s plot to save Yateley library to protect children’s ‘right to read’

http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/local-news/youngsters-plot-save-yateley-library-10539913

 

Motherwell Times : 3rd December

North Lanarkshire | Fewer books on the shelves in our libraries

http://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/news/local-headlines/fewer-books-on-the-shelves-in-our-libraries-1-3966061

 

Cambridge News : 3rd December

Mobile Libraries are handed a reprieve

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Lollipop-ladies-facing-chop-8211-mobile-libraries/story-28286945-detail/story.html

 

Brixton Blog : 3rd December

VIDEO | Users of Lambeth libraries & people campaigning to keep the borough’s libraries open speak out

http://www.brixtonblog.com/library-campaigners-speak-out/34463

 

Swindon Advertiser : 3rd December

Threat to libraries as more cuts loom in Swindon

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14121385.Threat_to_libraries__as_more_cuts_loom_in_Swindon/

 

Brixton Blog : 3rd December

New Lambeth library consultation complaint

http://www.brixtonblog.com/new-lambeth-library-consultation-complaint/34422

 

Evesham Journal : 3rd December

Worcestershire | Bromsgrove mum voices concerns over cost of parking at new library site

 

“We live in difficult financial times. My family cannot spare cash every time we need to change our library books.”

http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/regional/14121053.Bromsgrove_mum_voices_concerns_over_cost_of_parking_at_new_library_site/

 

Fife Today : 3rd December

Robinson Crusoe could save our library! 

Lundin Links library could be saved from closure by partly transforming it into a Robinson Crusoe heritage museum.

http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/local-headlines/robinson-crusoe-could-save-our-library-1-3965998

 

THE GUARDIAN : 2nd December

The “atomised” council is here to stay: stripped back to the most basic services

Several ‘libraries’ references

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/dec/02/atomised-council-stripped-basics-services-future-local-government

 

Swindon Borough Council : 1st December

Swindon Borough Council publishes draft 2016-17 budget

Swindon is considering a reduction in council spend on its library service of  “at least £1.5m, or 75%, by 2020″.

http://www.swindonnews.org.uk/swindon-borough-council-publishes-draft-2016-17-budget/

 

East London Lines : 2nd December

Proposed cuts to Lewisham libraries slammed as “short-sighted”

Lewisham Council has acknowledged that the issue of declining book borrowing is a bigger problem in the community libraries than in the council-managed libraries, but …

http://www.eastlondonlines.co.uk/2015/12/proposed-cuts-to-lewisham-libraries-slammed-as-short-sighted/

 

Express & Star : 2nd December

Walsall Council cuts: Volunteers invited to form DIY libraries

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2015/12/02/walsall-council-cuts-volunteers-invited-to-form-diy-libraries/

 

Get Reading : 2nd December

Mum urges council to leave Southcote Library alone

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/mum-urges-council-leave-southcote-10533275

 

THE BOOKSELLER : 1st December

Barnet | Campaigners raise thousands to challenge library cuts

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/campaigners-raise-thousands-challenge-library-cuts-317497

 

Droitwich Advertiser : 1st December

We need to shed another £475,000 from libraries across Worcestershire, say council chiefs

http://www.droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/news/14115701.We_need_to_shed_another___475_000_from_libraries_across_Worcestershire__say_council_chiefs/

 

Lincolnshire Echo : 1st December

Lincolnshire libraries contract won by bidder previously ‘ignored’ by council

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-contract-won-bidder/story-28275290-detail/story.html

 

Grantham Journal : 1st December

Council says Lincolnshire libraries take-over is a ‘win-win situation’

http://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/what-s-on/arts-leisure/council-says-lincolnshire-libraries-take-over-is-a-win-win-situation-1-7094444

 

The Lincolnite : 1st December

Last 15 Lincolnshire libraries to be outsourced

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2015/12/last-15-lincolnshire-libraries-to-be-outsourced/

 

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 1st December

Let’s start rebuilding the library service in Lincolnshire

http://savelincslibraries.org.uk/2015/12/01/lets-start-rebuilding-the-library-service-in-lincolnshire/

 

Lincolnshire Echo : 1st December

Decision-makers set to announce who will run Lincolnshire’s library service

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Decision-makers-set-announce-run-Lincolnshire-s/story-28267690-detail/story.html

 

Sutton Guardian : 1st December

Renewed call for residents to have their say on Sutton’s looming £1m library cuts

http://www.suttonguardian.co.uk/news/14112596.Renewed_call_for_residents_to_have_their_say_on_Sutton_s_looming___1m_library_cuts/

 

Herald Scotland : 1st December

It is time ministers stood with councils to protect communities from austerity cuts

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/14114159.display/

 

The Courier : 1st December

Councillor disappointed in wake of consultation over Fife libraries

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/fife/councillor-disappointed-in-wake-of-consultation-over-fife-libraries-1.913367

 

Cornish Guardian : 1st December

Have your say on the future of St Austell services

Libraries described as a ‘non-statutory’ responsibility

http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/say-future-St-Austell-services/story-28274644-detail/story.html

 

Croydon Advertiser : 30th November

‘Possibility’ all Croydon libraries could close ‘apart from statutory ones’ says culture chief

Only central library to be retained?

http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Possibility-Croydon-libraries-close-apart/story-28269849-detail/story.html

 

HoldtheFrontPage : 30th November

Lancashire | Sister weeklies unite to save libraries threatened with axe

http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2015/news/sister-weeklies-united-to-save-up-to-10-libraries-threatened-with-axe/

 

Speaking the Mind : 30th November

To Cut Lancashire’s Libraries will Crush Communities

http://speakingthemindnarrated.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/to-cut-lancashires-libraries-will-crush.html

 

Times Series : 30th November

Thousands raised by Barnet campaigners to challenge library cuts

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/14113425.Thousands_raised_by_campaigners_to_challenge_library_cuts/

 

Hinckley Times : 30th November

Leicestershire | Spring handover booked in for Market Bosworth Library plan

http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/spring-handover-booked-market-bosworth-10513047

 

South Wales Evening Post : 28th November

Neath Port Talbot | Appeal for help over Skewen library closure plans

http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/Appeal-help-library-closure-plans/story-28255487-detail/story.html

 

Spalding Today : 28th November

Lincolnshire | Letter – Rural areas treated poorly (UKIP)

http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/opinion/letters/your-letters-rural-areas-treated-poorly-1-7089193

 

 

 

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