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'

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Recently appointed shadow libraries minister Dan Jarvis has condemned "mindless closures... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Warnock condemns library closure "barbarism"

Written By: Benedicte Page The philosopher, author and life peer Baroness Mary Warnock has said closure of her local library, Sydenham Library, would be "barbarism". Warnock will be among the local authors and poets taking part in a read-in at the library on Saturday 5th February, as part of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

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 are safeguarded during this period". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The 2022 Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Winners Include a First Graphic Novel

The graphic novel of Jason Reynolds' 'Long Way Down' with illustrations by Danica Novgorodoff, is honored by the Carnegie Greenaway Awards. The post The 2022 Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Winners Include a First Graphic Novel appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Here are the winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.

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CILIP moves celebrations for 2020's Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal winners

CILIP is postponing the winners' ceremony for the 2020 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals and extending its Shadowing Scheme until October, taking into account the government's advice concerning the ongoing pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Gaiman, Sparkes and Rowson sign letter against Hampshire library closures

Scores of authors including Neil Gaiman, Ali Sparkes, Pauline Rowson and Philip Hoare have signed an open letter to Hampshire County Council calling for it to ditch its "shameful" proposal to close 10 libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ten libraries facing closure in Hampshire

Ten libraries could be closed across Hampshire with others having their opening hours reduced after the local authority announced plans to slash £1.76m from the service’s budget. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Darlington Council to spend £2.9m on library spared from closure

Darlington Borough Council will pay £2.9m to keep one of its libraries open after abandoning plans to close it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hot Key snaps up Carnegie winner Acevedo in six-figure three-book pre-empt

Bonnier imprint Hot Keys has signed CILIP Carnegie winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo in a six-figure three-book pre-empt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Latest CIPFA stats reveal yet more library closures and book loan falls

A familiar picture of declining spending on UK public libraries, with yet more library closures and staff cuts, and continuing drops in library visits and book loan numbers, has been revealed in the latest library statistics compiled by CIPFA. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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25 Essex libraries earmarked for closure

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IPA Condemns Harassment of 2008 Prix Voltaire Winner Ragip Zarakolu

Turkish book publisher Ragip Zarakolu is the subject of an Interpol red notice. The IPA condemns this tactic as harassment by the Turkish government. The post IPA Condemns Harassment of 2008 Prix Voltaire Winner Ragip Zarakolu appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Judge rules against Northamptonshire library closures

A High Court has ruled that Northamptonshire County Council's bid to close 21 libraries was unlawful. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Carnegie medal winner slams children’s book publishers for ‘accessible’ prose

Geraldine McCaughrean, accepting award for Where the World Ends, warned that restricting the language children read risks creating a future underclass who are ‘easy to manipulate’Carnegie medal winner Geraldine McCaughrean has castigated the books industry for dumbing down language in children’s... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Legal action launched on Northamptonshire library closures

The 21 Northamptonshire libraries at risk of closure have started legal action against the council. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Government to investigate Northamptonshire library closures

The government is to investigate Northamptonshire Council’s plans to close 21 libraries following strong protest from campaigners and libraries body CILIP. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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