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.

Public Libraries News : 12th May Editorial | One of our favourite things

Question Everything : 11th May If it were a statutory instrument, it would have to go before the House http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/if-it-were-statutory-instrument-it.html

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 11th May The LGA and ‘non-statutory’ Public Libraries The LGA continues to misinform about the Library Service – Current and historical evidence http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/the-lga-and-non-statutory-public.html

Mancunian Matters : 12th May ‘We will continue the fight!’ Manchester campaigners vow to save six libraries in line for imminent closure A passionate campaigner has vowed to continue her struggle to save  libraries across Manchester – yet more than half of those consulted  agreed they should be axed.
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Library News Round-up: 19 February 2015

State Library of Queensland | Report - The Library Dividend http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0018/226143/the-library-dividend-summary-report.pdf THE GUARDIAN : 19th FebruaryManchester central library disposed of 240,000 items during refurbishment http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/feb/19/manchester-central-library-disposed-of-240000-items-during-refurbishmentTHE BOOKSELLER : 19th FebruaryDetails on Manchester's library stock cull http://www.thebookseller.com/news/details-manchesters-library-stock-cull Barbara Band…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 January 2016

BBC News : 16th January 'Porn-viewing' Norwich library users banned http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35333577 The Leader : 16th January Talks loom on rescue bid (community asset transfer) for threatened libraries in Flintshire http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/157347/talks-loom-on-rescue-bid-for-threatened-libraries-in-flintshire.aspx Hunts Post…

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