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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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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ALA Welcomes SUCCESS Act, Proposed Federal Funding Increases for Libraries

“Congress is getting the message that libraries of all kinds are key to the vitality of communities,” said ALA president Patty Wong in a statement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Tennessee Becomes Second State to Propose ‘Parental Review Boards’ for Public Libraries

The bills propose to give elected parental review boards the power to decide which “age-appropriate" materials can be accessible to minors within a public library, with librarians who don’t comply with the board’s decisions subject to prison time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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

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

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In FY2020 Budget Proposal, Trump Renews Bid to End Federal Library Funding

ALA officials said the president's budget proposal was discouraging, but the bipartisan support in Congress over the past two years gives library supporters "reason to hope.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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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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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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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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Northamptonshire Council is 'failing in its legal duties' with library closures

Libraries body CILIP has branded Northamptonshire County Council’s plan to cut 21 libraries as “careless and unreasonable” in a formal letter of complaint to culture secretary Matt Hancock. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Library closures are a 'disgrace', says Daunt

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Latest CIPFA figures reveal scale of library closures

Fresh figures have shown the scale of library closures in Great Britain continues unabated, with 105 closed in the UK last year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Unison seeking legal advice over Derby library closures

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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

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Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

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Swindon Council urged to rethink 'severe' library closures

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