Tagged: Fight for Libraries

The public side of public libraries

Public libraries are as the name suggests, a public service, but the public has little real say in how the service is delivered. However, the... Read more

Sieghart: on the money

The Independent is wrong to damn the new Sieghart Report as a "romantic fiction" with nothing but euphemisms to offer a decimated public... Read more

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

Overdrive and Bookseller pair up for libraries focus

The Bookseller, with sponsor Overdrive and partner The Reading Agency, is launching a Libraries of the Year focus, to highlight the work libraries do to... Read more

CILIP urges Westminster to rethink library cuts

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has called on Westminster City Council to halt proposed cuts to the library budget of £750,000... Read more

Headteachers slam Swindon's plans to close 11 libraries

Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 out of 15 libraries has been slammed as “very detrimental to Swindon children” by the region’s headteachers. Read more

UK's first public library threatened with closure

http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/14725250.Fate_of_town_s_libraries_uncertain_after_public_consultation_launched/?commentSort=scoreWarrington Central Library, the first UK rate-supported library, is under the threat of closure.... Read more

Fifty jobs may go as Glasgow libraries cut £2.4m

More than 50 jobs may be lost at Glasgow's libraries after £2.4m worth of cuts have to be made. Read more

Kensal Rise library to host fundraiser with Melvyn Bragg

The Friends of Kensal Rise Library will host a fundraising evening with Melvyn Bragg this Sunday, where he will discuss his newly published historical novel... Read more

'Essential' councillors understand 'value' of libraries

CILIP has called on elected members to consider the long-term social and economic impact of library services on their communities following a report into local... Read more

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