Round up

The Bookseller : 24 February

UK libraries ‘missing 25m books’

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/25m-books-missing-libraries-493916

 

 

North Devon Journal : 24 February

Devon library staff will see pay cut, some by more than 30 percent

http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/devon-library-staff-will-see-pay-cut-by-up-to-30-per-cent/story-30160604-detail/story.html

 

 

Bury Times : 24 February
Pensioners put up fight to save beloved Moorside Community Centre and Library, Bury

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15116402.Pensioners_put_up_fight_to_save_beloved_library/

 

 

Fife Today : 24 February

We just want to start up new library service in Kinghorn

http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/we-just-want-to-start-up-new-library-service-in-kinghorn-1-4375589

 

 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus : 24 February

Public meeting over future of Burstall Community Centre and Library

Community interest company, called Birstall Community Holdings Limited, to take on the running of building, which includes Birstall Library and Community Centre, as an asset transfer from Kirklees Council. Plan is to then lease the library back to the Council to run.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15114125.Public_meeting_over_future_of_community_centre_and_library/

 

The Guardian : 22 February

Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool

 

 

The Bookseller | 23 February

Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831

 

 

Plymouth Herald : 23 February

Library closures: council bosses answer your questions
Plans to close ten and improve remaining seven with fewer staff. Mention of ‘pop up’ libraries
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-council-bosses-answer-your-questions/story-30157843-detail/story.html

 

 

Warrington Guardian : 23 February

Council bosses determined to ‘preserve and enhance’ library services despite austerity measures

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/15109599.Council_bosses_determined_to____preserve_and_enhance____library_services_despite_austerity_measures/

 

 

Bolton News : 23 February
Bury | Hundreds sign petition to save Radcliffe Library from closure
http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15112142.Hundreds_sign_petition_to_save_library_from_closure/

 

 

Essex Live : 23 February

Essex County Council asks residents for suggestions on how to make the most of Writtle Library

Includes call for volunteers to ‘  spend their time welcoming and supporting customers, dealing with stock and opening and closing the building.’

http://www.essexlive.news/essex-county-council-asks-residents-for-suggestions-on-how-to-make-the-most-of-writtle-library/story-30158744-detail/story.html

 

 

Leicester Mercury : 23 February

Protests as Leicester City Council votes to increase council tax and cut services
Unison said reserves and borrowing should be used to avert further cuts and protect services such as libraries and children’s centres which are under threat.

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/protests-as-leicester-city-council-votes-to-increase-council-tax-and-cut-services/story-30157838-detail/story.html

 

 

The Guardian ; 23 February

25 million books are missing from UK libraries – but who’s counting?
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/23/25-million-books-missing-from-uk-libraries-national-audit

 

 

Ham & High : 23 February

‘Barmy’ Barnet libraries policy: Children set for World Book Day protest dressed as 1984 charactershttp://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/barmy_barnet_libraries_policy_children_set_for_world_book_day_protest_dressed_as_1984_characters_1_4903892

 

 

The Northern Echo : 23 February

Campaigners submit formal complaint to Darlington’s council over Crown Street Library error

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15113857.Campaigners_submit_formal_complaint_to_Darlington__39_s_council_over_Crown_Street_Library_error/

 

 

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News : 23 February

Burnham-on-Sea library praised on BBC Radio 2 for its service
Listen to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08f435l from 1:22:50 (not 1 min 22 secs in as stated in article)

http://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/news/15110658.Burnham_library_praised_on_BBC_Radio_2/

 

The Guardian : 21 February

Cologne library opens its doors to refugees: ‘You fill this room with life’
“German libraries have better adapted [that those in the UK] into dynamic spaces with a bent towards digital and community engagement as well as printed matter.”

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/21/cologne-library-opens-doors-refugees-you-fill-room-with-life

 

 

The Oxford Times : 21 February

Oxfordshire History Centre making a move back to revamped Westgate library

“We are also exploring whether other organisations may also want to be based at the Westgate library, to further increase footfall.”

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15105898.History_centre_making_a_move_to_revamped_Westgate_library/

 

 

The Northern Echo : 21 February

Council blunder leads to yet another delay of decision to close Darlington’s Crown Street Library

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/

 

 

Express and Star : 21 February

Walsall Council cuts: Last-ditch fight to save Pheasey and Rushall libraries

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2017/02/21/walsall-council-cuts-last-ditch-fight-to-save-pheasey-and-rushall-libraries/

 

 

Dudley News : 21 February

New chapter for borough library services

GlLL to take over the running of all Dudley’s libraries

http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/15106909.New_chapter_for_borough_library_services/

 

 

Blackpool Gazette : 21 February

Lancashire | Hopes lifted as library team prepare for talks

Council preparing to talk to groups wishing to volunteer to run libraries

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/hopes-lifted-as-library-team-prepare-for-talks-1-8400819

 

 

Chingford Times : 21 February

Waltham Forest | Thousands respond to controversial library service consultation launched by council

http://www.chingfordtimes.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107321

 

 

Plymouth Herald : 21 February

Library closures ‘not about money’ say council bosses

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-not-about-money-say-council-bosses/story-30152268-detail/story.html

 

 

Chronicle Live : 21 February

Job losses, library closures and a council tax hike: What Gateshead’s budget means for you

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/job-losses-library-closures-council-12637154

 

 

Get Reading : 21 February

Two Reading libraries move and opening hours will be reduced
http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-readers-see-library-opening-12618394

 

Labour List : 19 February

“UKIP’s politics of hate must be defeated, hatred will not save children’s centres” – Corbyn’s speech to Labour councillors

“This Tory government has willingly plunged our public services into a state of emergency.” 

“Tory cuts have led to the closure of more than 340 libraries – the places where we learn so much about the world.”

https://labourlist.org/2017/02/ukips-politics-of-hate-must-be-defeated-hatred-will-not-save-childrens-centres-corbyns-speech-to-councillors/

 

Bath Chronicle: 19 February

LETTER: Bath and North East Somerset Council’s arts cuts are a further blow to our equality

“It is time to realise that you can’t keep on cutting for ever for at some stage the whole system is going to collapse.”

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/letter-bath-and-north-east-somerset-council-s-arts-cuts-are-a-further-blow-to-our-equality/story-30138899-detail/story.html

 

Sky News : 20 February

More cuts to local services ahead despite tax rises, councils warn

Spending on libraries, leisure centres and potholes may be slashed further as councils try to cope with soaring social care costs.

http://news.sky.com/story/more-cuts-to-local-services-ahead-despite-tax-rises-councils-warn-10775017

 

 

Bradford Telegraph & Argus : 20 February

Yorkshire tourism chief calls on volunteers to save Bradford district’s information centres

Councillor suggests that a model that could work is similar to a lot of the libraries, with a paid coordinator, who is accountable, overseeing a group of volunteers.

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/15100684.Yorkshire_tourism_chief_calls_on_volunteers_to_save_Bradford_district_s_information_centres/

 

Brent and Kilburn Times ; 20 February

Alan Johnson MP in fundraiser for Kensal Rise Community Library

Fundraiser to raise further £40K needed to run volunteer-led library. £160K already raised

http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/alan_johnson_mp_in_fundraiser_for_kensal_rise_community_library_1_4897449

 

Coventry Observer : 20 February

Coventry libraries, youth clubs and children’s centres face takeovers or closure

https://coventryobserver.co.uk/news/coventry-libraries-youth-clubs-and-childrens-centres-face-takeovers-or-closure/

 

 

Cambridge News: 20 February

Supporters step up campaign to save Cambridge library`

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/supporters-step-up-campaign-save-12629464

 

The Guardian : 20 February

Four more Liverpool libraries face closure in fresh round of cuts

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/20/four-more-liverpool-libraries-face-closure-in-fresh-round-of-cuts

 

Keighley News : 20 February

Bradford | Volunteers come forward to take over Silsden Library

Plans falter as an accountable body to oversee volunteers willing to ‘staff’ the library is not forthcoming Steering group set up to address this.

http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15104898.Volunteers_come_forward_to_take_over_Silsden_Library/

The Guardian : 21 February

Cologne library opens its doors to refugees: ‘You fill this room with life’

“German libraries have better adapted [that those in the UK] into dynamic spaces with a bent towards digital and community engagement as well as printed matter.”

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/21/cologne-library-opens-doors-refugees-you-fill-room-with-life

 

 

The Oxford Times : 21 February

Oxfordshire History Centre making a move back to revamped Westgate library

“We are also exploring whether other organisations may also want to be based at the Westgate library, to further increase footfall.”

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15105898.History_centre_making_a_move_to_revamped_Westgate_library/

 

 

The Northern Echo : 21 February

Council blunder leads to yet another delay of decision to close Darlington’s Crown Street Library

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15105369.Council_blunder_leads_to_yet_another_delay_of_contentious_decision_to_close_Darlington_s_Crown_Street_Library/

 

 

Express and Star : 21 February

Walsall Council cuts: Last-ditch fight to save Pheasey and Rushall libraries

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-news/2017/02/21/walsall-council-cuts-last-ditch-fight-to-save-pheasey-and-rushall-libraries/

 

 

Dudley News : 21 February

New chapter for borough library services

GlLL to take over the running of all Dudley’s libraries

http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/15106909.New_chapter_for_borough_library_services/

 

 

Blackpool Gazette : 21 February

Lancashire | Hopes lifted as library team prepare for talks

Council preparing to talk to groups wishing to volunteer to run libraries

http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/politics/hopes-lifted-as-library-team-prepare-for-talks-1-8400819

 

 

Chingford Times : 21 February

Waltham Forest | Thousands respond to controversial library service consultation launched by council

http://www.chingfordtimes.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107321

 

 

Plymouth Herald : 21 February

Library closures ‘not about money’ say council bosses

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/library-closures-not-about-money-say-council-bosses/story-30152268-detail/story.html

 

 

Chronicle Live : 21 February

Job losses, library closures and a council tax hike: What Gateshead’s budget means for you

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/job-losses-library-closures-council-12637154

 

 

Get Reading : 21 February

Two Reading libraries move and opening hours will be reduced

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/reading-readers-see-library-opening-12618394

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