Mon, 26/11/2012 - 07:00
A library in Blackheath has been reopened in a new premises with support from charities and City bankers.
Blackheath Village Library was one of five which had its funding removed in 2011 as part of Lewisham Council’s money-saving efforts. Since the building was leased, it was forced to vacate its original location.
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 08:00
Library campaigners have called government plans to scrap equalities assessments and limit judicial reviews "devastating".
In a speech at the CBI on Monday (19th November), Prime Minister David Cameron outlined his intention to make judicial reviews harder to access, describing many as "completely...
Thu, 22/11/2012 - 08:20
Croydon Council is set to appoint a private company to take over the running of its library service.
According to reports in The Croydon Guardian, John Laing Integrated Services is in the...
Wed, 21/11/2012 - 09:15
Newcastle City Council has announced plans to close 10 of its 18 libraries as it looks to make savings of £90m over the next three years.
The announcement was made as campaigners gathered together in Grainger Street in the city last night (20th November) and declared their intention to fight the plans.
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 09:00
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has appointed Yinnon Ezra MBE as a part-time advisor on the public library service.
Ezra is a former director of culture, communities and rural affairs at Hampshire County Council, and has spent decades in the local government and voluntary sectors.
The DCMS said his role is to:...
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 14:04
The third National Libraries Day will run on Saturday 9th February 2013.
A proposal to shift next year's event to the end of 2013 had been mooted, but a spokesperson for The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) said it...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 08:17
Library supporters have debated the idea of launching a nationally orchestrated legal case against Ed Vaizey and the DCMS for his failure to intervene in local authorities' library closure plans.
The debate came at the Speak Up for Libraries conference organised by library campaigners on Saturday (10th...
Fri, 26/10/2012 - 14:18
Kensal Rise Library will be sold for flats, after its owner, All Souls College, Oxford, decided to reject the bid of campaigners who wanted to save the building for the community.
However, the college has offered a compromise plan which will allow the Friends of Kensal Rise Library to operate a library service from an area of the...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:00
Sefton Council is considering closing ten of its 13 libraries as it looks to save money on its annual budgets.
According to local...
Tue, 02/10/2012 - 08:25
The Friends of Manchester Central Library are celebrating what they hail "a u-turn" by council officials, after the halting of the disposal of books from its reference collections.
Around 300,000 items from the non-fiction reference stock are being weeded out, with the council confirming they intend them...