News

See below for the latest news on community managed libraries and blogs from the network.

Income Generation for Public Libraries: a Practical Guide for Library Service Commissioners and Providers in England

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  22nd Jul 2014
Locality has worked with Arts Council England over a six month period to explore existing good practice and assess the potential to further enable income generation to support and enhance as well as to improve the overall resilience and sustainability of library services.

Common Libraries - Prototyping the Library of the Future

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  24th Apr 2014
Common Libraries works with enterprising organisations to prototype the library of the future – today. Support them by voting in the OuiShare Awards. http://awards.ouisharefest.com/#vote

Enabling Enterprise in Libraries research report

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  24th Apr 2014
Locality is working with Arts Council England to explore existing good practice and assess the potential to further enable enterprise amongst library service providers.

Public library services report – Locality’s submission

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  31st Mar 2014
Locality has submitted its response to the independent report on the public libraries service in England.

Enabling enterprise in libraries

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  28th Jan 2014
Locality is pleased to announce that it is working with Arts Council England to explore existing good practice and assess the further potential to enable enterprise amongst library service providers.

Research begins into the rural impacts of changes to library services

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  22nd Nov 2013
Defra and the Arts Council England have commissioned research on the rural impacts of changes to library services in England.

St Botolph's Library~Hack~Maker Space

Posted by Annemarie Naylor  |  22nd Nov 2013
We are delighted that The Carnegie Trust is sponsoring an exciting project, led by The Creative Coop and Colchester School of Art, which involves establishing a library/hack/maker space in St Botolph's, Colchester.

Great Ayton Library Needs Your Vote!

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  31st Oct 2013
The community has taken over the Great Ayton Library in Yorkshire to run as a community venture. We are in the running for a £3000 award, and need your help!

Communtiy Led Libraries Conference - 18 November 2013 - Gateshead

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  24th Oct 2013
Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council are organising a conference for community led libraries. “Share – Communicate - Innovate” 18th November 2013 Gateshead Central Library Prince Consort Road, Gateshead NE8 4JB

Radio 4 on the history of libraries

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  26th Sep 2013
Listen to this two part programme exploring library cuts and closures with reference to their history.