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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