Tag Archives: public libraries

Here we are again?

Well, here at SDL Towers we did not think we would be posting here again.  The Council won the appeal and there seemed no more to be done.  Indeed there may not be.  However it seems the Council have not … Continue reading

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Doncaster Libraries in Parliament Paper

The situation in Doncaster is detailed in a Parliamentary Briefing Paper dated February 2011. The paper “summarises the background to library closure proposals, including the statutory duties of local authorities and the Secretary of State in respect of public library … Continue reading

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What role for public libraries in the Big Society?

This week number 10 Downing Street is making a series of high profile announcements in defence of the Big Society. The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals is seriously concerned that without professional support and management, community managed public … Continue reading

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How libraries can help the Mayor

Doncaster has a Borough Strategy, which the council describe as “the key long-term document for improving quality of life in Doncaster”. It calls for “mutual support, community structures, and civic pride”. The town already has severe problems with educational attainment, … Continue reading

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Save Doncaster Archives, Too

The focus of the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign and much media attention up to now has largely been on the branch library closures proposed by Doncaster council. However, the Archives section of the library service is also set to suffer … Continue reading

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Save Doncaster Libraries on Calendar News

Lynne and John, SDL campaigners, spoke to Calendar News this morning about the proposed cuts to Doncaster Libraries. They highlighted the fact that the proposals are ill-thought out and will have a huge impact on communities, schools, local businesses and … Continue reading

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Support swells for Save Our Libraries Day

Save Our Libraries Day is a day of action that will bring greater attention to the cuts and closures facing many public library services. The Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals had pledged its support. CILIP is encouraging everyone … Continue reading

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5th February Read-Ins: we need your help!

We’re aiming to hold Read-Ins of different sizes at every library in the borough on Saturday 5th February, as part of a national day against library cuts and closures. This could be as small as someone outside the library asking … Continue reading

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Brian’s Message is Loud and Clear

Actor, author and adventurer Brian Blessed has voiced his support for the Save Doncaster Libraries campaign. He said: “Neglect the arts at your peril. We were brought up with books and libraries. They must never close them. They are an … Continue reading

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The Life That Doncaster Library Built

Many thanks to Andy Hedgecock for this wonderful piece about the potential  and value of public libraries. Not every young person is able to travel to the Central Library to make use of its resources, which is why branch libraries … Continue reading

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