The key issue for libraries in North Herts and Stevenage right now is the Hertfordshire Libraries consultation – and We Heart Libraries believes it is essential that as many people as possible take part.
Hertfordshire Libraries has just published its e-newsletter for December – and in this issue you can find out how to take part in the libraries consultation, get Christmas opening times and learn about changes to DVD rental prices.
A lack of progress for the UK in global reading, science and maths league tables has led librarians to call for school libraries to be better-funded.
Around 30 of Lincolnshire’s 45 libraries are likely to be handed over to volunteers in a council scheme slated to save £1.7 million.
Library services could soon be a luxury that most local authorities will struggle to afford, according to a new report – even though the law says they must be provided.
Now is a really important time if you’re a supporter of library services in Hertfordshire. A consultation to decide how libraries will be run over the next 10 years is currently under way and it is vital that as many people as possible have their say.
Ian Anstice, practising public librarian, library advocate and the brains behind Public Libraries News, the authoritative source of information on the state of the UK’s public library service, has written a post for the National Libraries Day website on why he will be supporting National Libraries Day on February 9 – and why you should too.
New national statistics on library use show that cuts, closures, shorter opening hours and fewer trained or qualified staff are having a significant impact.
Library users have mixed views about the pilot schemes to extend opening hours at three Hertfordshire libraries by offering unstaffed access, according to a report seen by county councillors.