Unison condemns proposale to turn libraries into 'gyms'

Lambeth Unison has condemned Lambeth Council plans to keep three libraries open by turning them into health centres. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Unison condemns proposale to turn libraries into 'gyms'

Lambeth Unison has condemned Lambeth Council plans to keep three libraries open by turning them into health centres. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Check It Out: How ThriftBooks Helps Libraries Turn Excess Books Into Revenue

As the world’s largest independent seller of new and used books, ThriftBooks is known to customers as the place to purchase affordable books and locate hard-to-find titles. But the online retailer also plays another important role: helping libraries raise significant funds from unneeded books.... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Turning Nairobi’s Public Libraries Into ‘Palaces for the People’

A Kenyan nonprofit is restoring iconic public libraries, leaving behind a segregated past and turning them into inclusive spaces. Continue reading at The New York Times

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‘America’s Librarian’ knows why people turn to libraries in times of need

Nancy Pearl, possibly America’s best-known librarian and recommender of books, shares her thoughts on choosing what to read, and when to stop reading. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Concern from CILIP and Unison over library lockdown click and collect

Most library authorities in England are providing a click and collect service during lockdown, despite calls from some organisations to withdraw it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-11 15:52:18 UTC ]
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Big-hearted strangers turn Little Free Libraries into Little Free Pantries.

Are you desperately searching for proof that there is, in fact, still goodness in this crazy, mixed-up, pandemic-cowed world? You are? Well then, might I direct your attention to this Chicago neighborhood street corner? Seen in my Chicago neighborhood. Sign says “To help our neighbors affected... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Turning libraries into community hubs 'to blame for decline' in use, says Coates

The use of libraries for community activities rather than just as a repository for books has led to a fall in their use rather than an increase, according to a new report by campaigner Tim Coates. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 22:33:22 UTC ]
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Bradford libraries saved in council U-turn

Bradford Council has reversed planned £1.05m cuts to its libraries but says some services could still be moved to other buildings in a bid to make them financially viable. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Essex libraries saved after council U-turn in triumph for campaigners

Essex County Council has announced it is ditching plans to close its libraries and their future is secure for the next five years following a huge community campaign, supported by authors including David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bristol libraries saved after Mayor's U-turn

The Bristol Mayor has reportedly reversed a decision on cuts which would have seen 17 of the city’s 27 libraries closed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Unison to hold 'SOS Day' for libraries

Trade union Unison is to hold a day of campaigning for libraries which will see the organisation call on decision makers to take action on “shameful” spending cuts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-08 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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Authors condemn plans to shut Hay-on-Wye library

Authors including Joanne Harris (pictured), Kathy Lette and Robert Harris have slammed proposals to shut the library in Hay-on-Wye as “blasphemous” and “disastrously short sighted”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Bristol libraries could be saved after council u-turn

Bristol City Council could keep six of seven libraries which were facing closure open, following public protests. A consultation on the future of the city’s library service closed at the beginning of July, with more than 4,600 responses being received. The council wanted to save £1.1m from its... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-21 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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Moran condemns 'weepingly few books' in local library

Caitlin Moran has written about austerity and libraries in her column for the Times Magazine in which she has said libraries are being starved of funding so they will become "weak mutant ghosts." Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-04-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shadow culture minister condemns Lincolnshire library cuts

The shadow culture minister has condemned library cuts in Lincolnshire, branding the plans as... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Simple Red Clip Turns Park Benches Into Public Libraries

Amsterdam gets a citywide book exchange, courtesy of a local creative agency. On the subway in most European cities, it’s a passenger habit to leave behind the morning’s newspaper. They aren’t littering (like a New Yorker would be); it’s simply a courtesy for other commuters who might want to... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UNISON survey on library cuts

A survey of 2,000 library staff by union UNISON has revealed claims of major cuts to schools... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Writers condemn "obscene" Scottish library closures

Writers have condemned the decision by a Scottish council to close seven of its 15 libraries and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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