Tagged: cuts

The library of the future?

When I attended the opening of the Library of Birmingham last year it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement. I had... Read more

Actor Mark Rylance condemns Lambeth library closures

British "Bridge of Spies" actor Mark Rylance, who won Best Supporting Actor at 2016's BAFTA awards last night, has spoken out in support of a campaign... Read more

Councils see libraries as 'easy targets' for cuts

Councils have been accused of seeing libraries as “soft options” and "easy targets" when it comes to deciding on budget cuts and run the risk... Read more

Fife libraries threatened with closure

Fife is considering the closure of 16 libraries, along with the loss of 25 jobs. Libraries in the area are already run by a separate... Read more

Vaizey to review Harrow library closures

Libraries minister Ed Vaizey will review the decision to close four libraries in Harrow, after being challenged on the subject in the Houses of Parliament.... Read more

Libraries urged to innovate to raise money

Libraries have been urged to find a new ways of raising money – such as offering paid-for holiday clubs in the school holidays - if... Read more

ACE puts £1.2m into creative writing in schools

Arts Council England (ACE) has launched a £1.2m fund to support creative writing in schools. Meanwhile, ACE's recently appointed chief executive Darren Henley has urged... Read more

Birmingham library users stage sit-ins

Library users have been staging sit-ins at the Library of Birmingham as it switches to shorter opening hours following council cuts. Police were called in... Read more

Industry seconds Franklin’s fears for further cuts to libraries

Libraries, publishers and bookshops will suffer under a Conservative government, a leading independent publisher has warned. When collecting the Independent Publisher of the Year trophy... Read more

IWM moves to 'voluntary donation' scheme

Imperial War Museums (IWM) has decided against imposing a charge for using its research room, a controversial measure it had mooted earlier in... Read more

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