25 Essex libraries earmarked for closure

A third of Essex's libraries could close within the next five years, according to a report released by the county's council. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unison seeking legal advice over Derby library closures

Trade union Unison is challenging Derby City Council's decision to stop running 10 libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seventeen libraries in Bristol threatened with closure

More than half of Bristol’s libraries have been slated for closure as the City Council attempts to make £4.7m worth of savings. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have intervened in library closures since 2009. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Swindon Council urged to rethink 'severe' library closures

Swindon Council’s plans to close 11 libraries “will cause long-term damage" to the futures of constituents, Nick Poole c.e.o. of libraries body CILIP has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Poet to petition Sadiq Khan over library closures

South London poet Chrissie Gittins is to petition London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured) about the future of Lewisham's library services. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MP's campaign against Lancashire library closures

A Lancashire MP has criticised plans to close 29 libraries in the region and is launching a petition to get the council to “seriously consider” other alternatives. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will Self joins march against Lambeth library closures

Celebrities Joanna Lumley, Richard Ayoade and Mark Rylance have lent their support to the campaign against the "irrational" decision to calter the Lambeth library service, according to a campaign group, while over 500 campaigners, including writer Will Self, marched on Saturday to protest... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Campaigners protest closure of London's Feminist Library

Over 100 campaigners gathered last night to protest the eviction of London's Feminist Library from the building that has housed it for 30 years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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McDermid and Rankin slam Fife library closures

Scottish authors Val McDermid and Ian Rankin have expressed their anger at Fife council’s plans to close 16 libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Southampton library closures 'halted'

Southampton Labour Council's plans to axe six libraries in the area have been halted due to opposition from Tory councillors, reported the Southern Daily Echo. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smith warns library closures threat to 'democracy of reading'

Author Ali Smith has used her appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival to warn how the closure of public libraries was threatening the “democracy of reading”. Smith, who was interviewed at the festival yesterday (16th August), said the continued closing of libraries would have an... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Carnegie winner Landman condemns library closures

Tanya Landman, who this morning picked up the CILIP Carnegie medal for Buffalo Soldier (Walker Books), used her acceptance speech to speak out against the closure of libraries, as well as how schools are killing the creative process.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 body to the council, called the Fife Cultural Trust. The trust is looking to cut costs of £813,000, after the council reduced the management fee paid to the body.... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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. Vaizey has said he would review the council's plans, "as I do with every authority that seeks to close libraries". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP protests against IWM library 'closure'

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has written an open letter to the Imperial War Museum, expressing concern over the threat to its unique library. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Imperial War Museum library threatened with closure

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) has confirmed it is consulting on restructuring its organisation, in changes which staff say could see its library close and up to 80 people lose their jobs. Altogether, the institution, made up of several museums around the UK, is seeking to reduce annual... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Half North Yorks libraries could face closure

Half of the libraries in North Yorkshire could face closure unless volunteers come forward to keep them open, the county council has warned. The push towards community-run libraries follows an original decision by the council in 2010, which saw nine of the council's 42 libraries run by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Liverpool moves closer to library closures

Liverpool Council has approved plans to close up to 11 libraries. The closure plans were given... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kirklees proposes 'nuclear' library closures

Kirklees Council could close all but two of its 26 libraries as it looks to slash its library... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Petitions against Sheffield library closures

  Campaigners fighting for libraries in Sheffield to remain open have gathered ... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-12-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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