A digest of today’s news items, reproduced here, with kind permission from Shirley Burnham, who collated it.  For up to date libraries news follow @ShirleyBurnham on Twitter.

Alan Gibbons Blog : 11th May Campaign for the Book | Letter to LGA chairman. Libraries are statutory. Letter to Sir Merrick Cockell, chair of the Local Government Association. http://alangibbons.net/2013/05/letter-to-lga-chairman-libraries-are-statutory/

Facebook : 11th May Herefordshire |A councillor is sending out a standard letter to all who protest the library closures https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=260393124104954&id=259375180873415

You Tube : 11th May Leominster Library is under threat. Jonathan loved visiting it before he started school http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV4hxz35gNU&utm_content=buffereb0c9&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

BBC News : 11th May Historic Kettering Library reopening http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-22490274

Daily Echo : 11th May Southampton library opening times to change http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10413982.Southampton_library_opening_times_to_change/

Swindon Advertiser : 11th May Swindon library user is upset over 50p socket fee http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10413535.Swindon_library_user_is_upset_over_50p_socket_fee/Save Croydon Libraries : 10th May Croydon spin on Upper Norwood Library
http://soslibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/croydon-spin-on-upper-norwood-library.htmlSave Burnage Library | Manchester : 10th May Updated – The Contemporary Doomsday Book is out http://saveburnagelibrary.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-contemporary-doomsday-book-is-out.htmlupper norwood


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