Category Archives: Gloucestershire Libraries News

Gloucestershire County Council and the Digital Divide

Nearly 9 million people in the UK have never used the internet before. According to Race Online 2012 4 million of those are amongst the most disadvantaged : 39 % are over 65 38 % are unemployed 18 % are … Continue reading

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The Library Campaign Conference

On Saturday 22nd October, library campaigners from across the country met at the University of London to share ideas and experiences, and discuss ways forward in the fight to save our libraries. The conference, co-organised by Voices for the Library and The Library … Continue reading

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“Should the mobile library be cut, it will be the end of a lifetime’s education”

A great letter by mobile library user Judy Monger appeared in the local press, and is reproduced (with Judy’s permission) below: Dear Editor,   The lady over the road from me has been a regular user of the Mobile Library … Continue reading

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Julia Donaldson, Children’s Laureate and author of The Gruffalo, meets with Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries

Julia Donaldson, Children’s Laureate, and author of The Gruffalo children’s books, took time this week, whilst visiting her family in Gloucestershire, to show her support for the Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries in their campaign to keep libraries open and maintain … Continue reading

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Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries’ first birthday: The story so far…

It’s hard to believe, but Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries is one year old this month. An awful lot has happened in the last 12 months. I hate to think of the number of hours that have been put into this … Continue reading

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Permission granted for High Court judicial review of Gloucestershire County Council’s library cuts

Several Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries members attended the High Court in Birmingham yesterday (7th July) for the judicial review hearing bought against GCC by Public Interest Lawyers on behalf of a Gloucestershire resident.   As reported in the Independent, The Telegraph, The Bookseller and across … Continue reading

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Admission from Cllr Noble : school library provision did NOT inform public library cuts

Following this misleading comment from libraries portfolio holder Cllr Noble which appeared several times in the local press: I hope families concerned about proposed changes to libraries around the county will feel reassured that there are still fantastic resources available … Continue reading

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