Sheffield libraries under threat as consultation launched

Libraries could face closure as Sheffield City Council looks to make savings in its annual budget... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-08-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Half of Sheffield's libraries under threat

More than half of Sheffield's libraries could be closed, unless community groups come forward... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Little Free Library Launches Indigenous Library Program

The latest initiative from Little Free Library will provide book-sharing boxes for installation on tribal lands and in other Indigenous communities throughout the U.S. and in Canada. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-01-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries across the country are being forced to close because of bomb threats.

In a predictable—but nevertheless horrifying—extension of the ongoing wave of book bans across the country (not to mention the bomb threats to a children’s hospital for providing gender-affirming healthcare), Motherboard has reported that at least a dozen public libraries across the country have... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Public Libraries Now Have To Deal With Hoax Bomb Threats

The anonymous messages come as conservatives wage a culture war over events and books with LGBTQ or racial justice themes. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2022-09-23 21:22:11 UTC ]
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With libraries under threat, Literarian Award goes to Watts-raised super-librarian Tracie D. Hall

Tracie D. Hall, the South L.A.-raised executive director of the American Library Association, will receive the 2022 Literarian Award. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2022-09-07 14:14:03 UTC ]
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Conservative Group Launches “Hide the Pride” to Remove Books From Library Pride Displays

The movement intends to "empty libraries of LGBTQ content aimed at kids" by checking out and hiding all LGBTQ books on library displays. Continue reading at Book Riot

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OverDrive to Launch New Tools for Libraries

Dubbed the “OverDrive Hub” the new services will include two new components called Newsroom and The Loop, which are designed to give librarians new ways to "connect with their patrons as well as deliver insights into patron engagement with their digital collection.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Arts Council England launches Green Libraries programme

Arts Council England (ACE) has partnered with groups across the country to launch the Green Libraries programme to help libraries address their environmental impact. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Greenwich launches UK's first fully biodegradable library cards

Libraries in the London Borough of Greenwich are the first in the country to move to fully biodegradable library cards that are made in the UK from ethically sourced materials. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Yorkshire comic festival launches donation drive for libraries and schools

A comic art festival based in Yorkshire is encouraging the public to donate new and used comic books to its organisation, which will then distribute copies to schools and libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cowell and Duchess of Cornwall launch flagship school libraries project

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cresside Cowell and the Duchess of Cornwall have visited a school in Wandsworth, south London, to open a "life-changing" library. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Liang Launches Pop Culture Consultancy

Kuo-Yu Liang, a veteran comics and pop culture professional, has launched Ku Worldwide, a consultancy offering guidance and industry analysis designed to support firms serving the international pop culture market. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Oak National Academy launches virtual library with NLT

Online classroom platform Oak National Academy is launching a new virtual library in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BiblioBoard, PW’s BookLife Launch New Library E-book Program for Self-Published Authors

BookLife Elite will offer public libraries access to a curated collection of unlimited, simultaneous-use indie e-books, meaning library readers can access the books instantly—no holds lists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Little Free Library Launches Read in Color Diversity Initiative

Little Free Library is partnering with a Minneapolis creative agency to launch Read in Color, an initiative designed to prompt more people of all ages to read diverse books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Libraries Week features nationwide Haig event and Bonnier book club launch

Libraries Week kicks off today (5th October), featuring behind the scenes looks at authors' bookshelves, a nationwide live reading of The Midnight Library by author Matt Haig (Canongate) and the launch of a Bonnier book club. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Everyman's Library launches podcast with James Naughtie

Everyman’s Library has launched a podcast hosted by broadcaster James Naughtie which will see him discuss classic works of literature with a guest each episode. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Andrew Sharp launches publishing consultancy

Andrew Sharp, former rights director at Hachette Children’s Group, is launching a new publishing consultancy, drawing on his 24 years' experience in the book trade. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award launches despite lockdown

The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award is returning for a third year, celebrating the vital contribution libraries make to their communities—despite the temporary closure forced on public library buildings during the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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