Lockdowns put significant demands on the school library sector but librarians have adapted to cope with the new landscape.
In 2008, as the global financial crisis peaked and Ireland faced a long period of austerity, the government announced that the primary school library fund... Read more
A new survey from charity Read for Good, which has donated bundles of books to 50 schools nationwide, has found school library funding has been... Read more
The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House UK have launched a review into national primary school library provision.
Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries.... Read more
A group of school pupils are to petition the prime minister to save school libraries arguing that "knowledge is not a privilege".
Authors Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and Neil Gaiman are among over 150 book trade figures who have lent their support to a campaign to halt... Read more
Scotland’s First Deputy Minister has declared an intention to develop a national policy on school libraries.
Children’s laureate Chris Riddell has called on education secretary Justine Greening to end the “disadvantageous school library lottery" and ensure every child in the country... Read more
A teachers’ union has voted for libraries to be included in Ofsted inspections, after fears were raised that schools are increasingly viewing books as obsolete.... Read more