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 : 13th April
Editorial | “We now have six examples of poor to terrible performance by community libraries based on hard data”
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/04/we-now-have-six-examples-of-poor-to-terrible-performance-by-community-libraries-based-on-hard-data.html

This Is Croydon : 13th April
Upper Norwood Library will open for just three days a week
http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Upper-Norwood-Library-open-just-days-week/story-18685779-detail/story.html#axzz2QJjhhSfQ

Tottenham Journal : 13th April
Pensioner speaks up for the users of Haringey’s scrapped mobile library service
http://www.tottenhamjournal.co.uk/news/pensioner_speaks_up_for_the_users_of_haringey_s_scrapped_mobile_library_service_1_2015383

Good Library Guide : 13th April
Desmond Clarke -Chief Executive UK public library service
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/04/desmond_clarke.html

Hastings Observer : 13th April
East Sussex | Campaign to get people using libraries
“We want as many people as possible to know what great things they can get from our first class library service.”
http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local-news/campaign-to-get-people-using-libraries-1-4992447

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Libraries News Round-up: 12 December 2017

Oxford Mail: 12 December Take a sneak peek inside Oxford's new library http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15709970.Take_a_sneak_peek_inside_Oxford_s_new_library/ BBC News: 12 December East Sussex | Council's £720k overspend on library as others to close http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42320579…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 May

Public Libraries News: 30 April A little less conversation: Nick Poole from CILIP writes about the problems with public libraries and action needed http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/users/a-little-less-conversation-nick-poole-from-cilip-writes-about-the-problems-with-public-libraries-and-action-needed The Library Campaign: 1 May Information…

Libraries News Round-up: 2 August

The Bookseller: 2 August 2017 Government to investigate Barnet's library provision http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-investigate-barnets-library-provision-607541 Sunderland Echo: 2 August 2017 Optimistic for Fulwell Community Library’s future Volunteer-led library opens http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/your-say/optimistic-for-fulwell-community-library-s-future-1-8682726

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