Tag Archives: CMS Committee
Parliament consulting on Arts Council role

The role of Arts Council England (ACE) in supporting public libraries could be put under the spotlight with the announcement of an inquiry into its work.

Library closures inquiry: campaigners respond

Campaigners have come forward with a mixed response following the publication of a report from a Parliamentary inquiry into library closures.

Library closures enquiry is about to report

An inquiry held by MPs into public library closures is about to publish a long-awaited report into its findings.

Library news round-up

So, what’s been going on in the wider world of public libraries recently?. Here’s a quick catch-up post with a few items of recent local and national library news that you might like to know about.

Public Libraries Inquiry: Our evidence summarised

We’ve recently given evidence to a national public inquiry into library cuts – and this post summarises some of the arguments that we made.

Action: The Inquiry into Public Library Closures calls for evidence

Last week we heard some news that has the potential to be game-changing – a parliamentary watchdog has launched an new inquiry into public library closures in England.

Jeremy Hunt: “The government is committed to championing the public library service”

One of the actions we suggest to show your support of libraries is to write to your MP and let him or her know your views on closures or hours cuts. We did this recently as part of a bid by campaigners nationwide to get the issue of library closures brought before a Parliamentary watchdog – and received a reply that is worth a closer look.