Heads of library services fear the success of digital and remote lending during lockdown could threaten their physical facilities, with the potential for “brutal” cuts... Read more
Footfall at Britain's public libraries is down by about 80% on the same period last year, according to figures from library body Libraries Connected.... Read more
Libraries Connected has announced that author Lesley Pearse will launch its new series of virtual events.
Libraries are preparing to reopen on 4th July with a “safety first” approach, backed by a toolkit from Libraries Connected and a greater confidence in their digital... Read more
A 205% surge in e-book library loans and extra investment in digital resources during the coronavirus crisis will have a long-term effect on public libraries,... Read more
Charity Libraries Connected has launched Libraries From Home, a page on its website rounding up remote services libraries across the country are delivering during the coronavirus crisis. ... Read more
Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff... Read more
Simon Savidge has left his role at Liverpool Libraries to take charge of logistics for the BBC’s Novels That Shaped Our World libraries events programme.... Read more
The Reading Agency has launched a new booklist, Reading Well, to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
Libraries Connected is using a £150,000 Arts Council England grant for a training and mentoring programme helping services develop funding strategies.