DAILY MIRROR : 18th June
Jobless forced to pay for library internet access just as more services move online
A survey of 2,000 library staff by Britain’s biggest public sector union Unison for its annual conference in Liverpool this week, uncovered a  sorry picture of rising charges, shrinking opening hours and job losses  in those libraries managing to escape being shutdown.

UNISON survey on library cuts

Voices for the Library : 18th June
Charging for access to the internet undermines the principles of the public library service

Now Bath : 18th June
Mobile Library Reduces Service With New Timetable
The publication of the revised timetable comes following a campaign by  Conservative councillors to save the mobile library from being axed  entirely by the Liberal Democrat-run authority.

Northampton Herald & Post : 18th June
Nearly a score of Northamptonshire libraries suffered during unscheduled closures this year

London Evening Standard : 18th June
Poetry is therapy, says festival organiser
The event is the third in a mini-series of special library events  organised by The Reading Agency and publishers Faber and Faber.

BBC News | Education : 18th June
E-books come top in school reading competition

poetry therapy

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