Libraries and reading round up

Grimsby Telegraph : 11 February

More than 3,000 people sign petition to save Cleethorpes Library
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/over-3000-signatures-collected-to-save-cleethorpes-library/story-30128969-detail/story.html

 

Bournemouth Echo : 11 February
Dorset  | Job Centre, library and day care centre could all be provided from one building
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15086057.Job_Centre__library_and_day_care_centre_could_all_be_provided_from_one_building/

 

 

Rutland and Stanford Mercury ; 11 February

Lincolnshire | Double celebration for Deeping Library

http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/double-celebration-for-deeping-library-1-7815949

 

South Wales Evening Post : 11 February

Pre-council election row over future of Brynhyfryd Library in Swansea

Row follows rumours that the conclusions of a review of library services are being kept secret until after the council elections

http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/pre-council-election-row-over-future-of-brynhyfryd-library-in-swansea/story-30127257-detail/story.html

 

Plymouth Herald : 11 February

Library closure would ‘devastate’ North Prospect
Plymouth City Council plans to close 10 of the city’s libraries

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/what-north-prospect-thinks-to-library-closure-plan/story-30129060-detail/story.html

 

Blackpool Gazette : 11 February

Lancashire | Council tax rise approved

Tory councillor fails to persuade ruling Labour group to accept alternative budget which he claimed would allow library services & others to be reinstated.

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/council-tax-rise-approved-1-8382801

 

Leigh Journal : 10 February

Wigan | Councillor Mark Aldred shelves MP Chris Green’s claims about the future of Atherton Library
http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/NEWS/15075614.Councillor_shelves_MP_s_library_claims/

North Yorkshire Advertiser : 12 February 2017

Library in need of more help

A library facility dies to open on April 1, run by volunteers, pleads for more volunteer help

http://www.northyorkshireadvertiser.co.uk/news/15087102.Library_in_need_of_more_help/

 

 

The Guardian : 13 February

Hi-tech library project spawns book promoting ‘new ways to work with readers

What we found were libraries and librarians fulfilling a key role in communities. The idea that a librarian can be replaced by a vending machine is just completely ridiculous.”

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/13/hi-tech-library-project-spawns-book-promoting-new-ways-to-work-with-readers

 

 

The Big Issue : 13 February

Join The Big Issue’s literacy campaign. Fight for libraries – and the future

http://www.bigissue.com/the-mix/news/7327/join-the-big-issues-literacy-campaign-fight-for-libraries-and-the-future

 

 

Warrington Guardian: 13 February

Library campaigners cautiously welcome new plans

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15084277.Library_campaigners_cautiously_welcome_new_plans/

 

 

South Wales Evening Post: 13 February

Staff and residents assured that Brynhyfryd Library in Swansea is not closing

http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/staff-and-residents-assured-that-brynhyfryd-library-in-swansea-is-not-closing/story-30132316-detail/story.html

The Bookseller : 14 February

Graeme Macrae Burnet backs campaign against Scottish library cuts

Macrae Burnet is backing the CILIPS Libraries Matter campaign

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/graeme-macrae-burnet-backs-campaign-against-scottish-library-cuts-487071

 

Plymouth Herald : 14 February

Closure of library would mean loss of ‘safe place’ for disabled

Closing a city library would mean the loss of a ‘Safe Place’ for people with learning difficulties who are faced with crime, harassment or abuse.

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/closure-of-library-would-mean-loss-of-safe-place-for-disabled/story-30135970-detail/story.html

 

Socialist Worker : 14 February

Lambeth | Reports round up: activists protest at Labour assault on libraries

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44 102/Reports+round+up%3A+activists+protest+at+Labour+assault+on+libraries

 

Cheshire Today : 14 February

Group considers future of Warrington libraries

http://www.cheshire-today.co.uk/45126/group-considers-future-of-warrington-libraries/

 

 

Weston Mercury : 14 February

North Somerset Council spending £800k in cash-saving bid after libraries reviewhttp://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/north_somerset_council_spending_800k_in_cash_saving_bid_after_libraries_review_1_4883152

 

 

ITV News : 14 February

Bath | Protesters fight for local library

http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2017-02-14/protesters-fight-for-local-library/

 

Lancashire Post : 14 February

Lancashire | Scrutiny called in over book rumours

http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/scrutiny-called-in-over-book-rumours-1-8389490

 

 

ITV News : 14 February

Crowd funding appeal to transform Guernsey children’s library

http://www.itv.com/news/channel/2017-02-14/crowd-funding-appeal-to-transform-guernsey-childrens-library/

 

 

Isle of Wight Press: 14 February

‘Much has been achieved’ — Ofsted praise for Medina College

Inspectors commended work done to stock the library with more books and involve the newly appointed librarian in helping raise literacy standards.

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/much-has-been-achieved-ofsted-praise-for-medina-college-97674.aspx?mn=4

The Bookseller : 14 February

West Berkshire to axe half its library staff

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/west-berkshire-axe-half-its-library-staff-487126

 

Midsomer Norton & Radstock Journal : 14 February

Bath & NE Somerset | Waterloo Road’s new Surgery, Library and Children’s Centre

New GP surgery to include library and children’s centre

http://www.mnrjournal.co.uk/article.cfm?id=104503

 

 

Bude & Stratton Post : 15 February

Cornwall | Council to revisit library plans

http://www.bude-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107380&headline=Council%20to%20revisit%20library%20plans&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017

 

Plymouth Herald : 15 February

Comedy writer Armando Iannucci backs Plymouth library campaign

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/comedy-writer-armando-iannucci-backs-plymouth-library-campaign/story-30137914-detail/story.html

 

Plymouth Herald : 15 February

Angry community turns out in force to fight library closure plan

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/angry-community-turns-out-in-force-to-fight-library-closure-plan/story-30139508-detail/story.html

 

Bath Chronicle : 15 February

Hundreds protest in defence of Bath’s library service outside B&NES budget meeting

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/hundreds-protest-in-defence-of-bath-s-library-service-outside-b-nes-budget-meeting/story-30137391-detail/story.html

 

BBC News : 15 February

Director Ken Loach joins hundreds in Bath library move plan protest

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38975879

 

 

Lichfield Live : 15 February

Green Party accuses Lichfield MP of insulting thousands who signed library petition

http://lichfieldlive.co.uk/2017/02/15/green-party-accuses-lichfield-mp-of-insulting-thousands-who-signed-library-petition/

 

 

East Anglian Daily Times : 15 February

All Suffolk libraries safe for now – but struggling with more spending cuts?http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/all_suffolk_libraries_safe_for_now_but_struggling_with_more_spending_cuts_1_4892376

 

Warrington Guardian : 15 February

Focus turns to working group as LiveWire’s library plans approved by councillors

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15093441.Focus_turns_to_working_group_as_LiveWire_s_library_plans_approved_by_councillors/

 

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