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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Sadiq Khan in £40k library funding pledge

Library campaigners are jubilant after the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged £40,000 to help reopen Cricklewood Library after it was closed by Brent Council in 2011. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-01 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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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 08:33:36 UTC ]
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CILIP delivers Downing Street petition calling for end to library austerity

Library and information association CILIP has delivered a 7,000 signature petition to Downing Street calling for an end to austerity in the service. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-28 04:01:09 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 13:57:46 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 01:00:51 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-05 21:59:32 UTC ]
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Ten year library tour for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage will embark on a ten-year tour of libraries across the UK, starting in 2020.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-06 08:57:35 UTC ]
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Essex library campaigners prepare for action as 1,600 back petition to stop volunteer service

Library campaigners in Essex are gearing up for a county wide day of action next month, as more than 1,600 people sign a petition against plans for volunteers to run some facilities.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 05:47:04 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support

JK Rowling's endorsement of a petition fighting to protect libraries by ringfencing government funding has prompted an additional 10,000 signatures to be added in just four days. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Petition calls for 'ringfencing' of government library funding

A petition calling to protect libraries by "ringfencing government funding" has gained more than 5,000 signatures. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library closures are a 'disgrace', says Daunt

Waterstones boss James Daunt has slammed the widespread closure of public libraries as a "disgrace", arguing that the decline will have a damning effect on the future of British society. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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