Libraries and reading round up

Harrogate Advertiser : 2 April

Starbeck library officially launches as a volunteer-run service

http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/starbeck-library-officially-launches-as-a-volunteer-run-service-1-8471709

 

 

Harrogate Advertiser: 3 April

Dedicated volunteers make Ripon library launch a success

http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/dedicated-volunteers-make-ripon-library-launch-a-success-1-8472530

 

 

Morning Star : 3 April

Lambeth | Protesters call on Council to reopen library

https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-88db-Protesters-call-on-council-to-reopen-library#.WOIfzBLyvoA

 

 

The Argus : 3 April

Campaigners anger as Sunday openings Hove Library are ditched

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/15198932.Hove_Library_Sunday_openings_are_ditched/

 

 

Get West London : 3 April

Planning approval given for contentious new North Kensington Library and Youth Centre

http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/west-london-news/planning-approval-given-contentious-new-12827730

 

 

Barnet & Whetstone Press: 3 April

Barnet | Pupils’ exhibition on school fence in protest at library cuts

http://www.barnet-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=118442

 

 

Borehamwood Times : 3 April

Barnet | Postcards line the Martin Primary School gates as children seek to save the East Finchley library

http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/localnews/15199984.Postcards_line_the_school_gates_as_children_seek_to_save_their_library/

 

 

Borehamwood Times : 3 April

New opening hours launched for Barnet Libraries

http://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/15200801.New_opening_hours_launched_for_libraries/

 

 

Scunthorpe Telegraph : 3 April

North Lincolnshire | £163,000 plan to move library into community swimming pool building

http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/163-000-plan-to-move-library-into-community-swimming-pool/story-30245864-detail/story.html

 

 

Reading Chronicle : 3 April

Reading Borough Council has introduced a number of changes in a bid to save £290,000

http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/15199537.Self_service_checkouts_and_reduced_hours_at_town_s_libraries/

The Bookseller : 21 March

Outrage as Library Service of the Year shortlistee slated for closure

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-service-year-shortlistee-slated-closure-511651

 

Local Gov : 22 March

Winning libraries for innovation funding are revealed

https://www.localgov.co.uk/Winning-libraries-for-innovation-funding-are-revealed/42778

 

Libraries Taskforce blog : 22 March

And the successful projects are….

https://librariestaskforce.blog.gov.uk/2017/03/22/and-the-successful-projects-are/

 

Daventry Express : 22 March

Registration offices move to Daventry library

http://www.daventryexpress.co.uk/news/registration-offices-move-to-daventry-library-1-7876762

 

 

Bristol Post : 22 March

Campaigners take over closed Cheltenham Road Library to block £9m deal for luxury flats

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/campaigners-take-over-closed-cheltenham-12086

 

 

Brixton blog : 22 March

Lambeth | Campaigners question council libraries decisions

http://www.brixtonblog.com/campaigners-question-council-libraries-decisions/43431

 

 

Bury Times : 22 March

‘They feel abandoned’ – Fears for elderly and youth amid library closures

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15172025._They_feel_abandoned____Fears_for_elderly_and_youth_amid_library_closures/

 

 

Echo News : 22 March

Basildon | Council asks public for views on latest plans for regeneration in Pitsea

‘The revamped site would also include a new Pitsea Library, subject to successful negotiations with Essex County Council, which runs the library.’

http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/15173161.Council_asks_public_for_views_on_latest_plans_for_regeneration/

York Press : 14 March

Work under way to create community library
York Press : 14 March
Haxby library funding approved
Plymouth Herald : 14 March
Bury Times : 14 March
Concerns over library closures in Whitefield and Unsworth
Lancashire Post : 14 March
Council must review sale of Fulwood library

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