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.

This Is Local London : 1st May
Harrow | The Civic Centre library, in Station Road, set to close as part of service merger
http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/10391960.Library_set_to_close_as_part_of_merger/

Southend Standard : 1st May
Who uses our libraries?
“I haven’t got a computer at home, we pensioners can’t really afford that sort of thing. If this wasn’t here I wouldn’t be able to get on it, we need our libraries.”
http://www.southendstandard.co.uk/news/echo/10388244.Who_uses_our_libraries_/?ref=nt

Media Bistro : 1st May
USA | 94% of Parents Think ‘Libraries Are Important for Their Children’
Last year, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project  surveyed 2,252 Americans aged 16 or older to find out more about library attitudes in America. Here is more information from the inspiring report:
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/94-of-parents-think-libraries-are-important-for-their-children_b69622

Publishers Weekly : 1st May
Pew Report: Parents Depend on Libraries to Nurture Reading Habits
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/libraries/article/57040-pew-report-parents-depend-on-libraries-to-nurture-reading-habits.html

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Libraries News Round-up: 4 June 2016

Leon's Library Blog : 4th June Every Little Helps..! https://leonslibraryblog.com/2016/06/04/every-little-helps/ Clitheroe Advertiser : 3rd June MP calls for county council to be placed in special measures http://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/local/mp-calls-for-county-council-to-be-placed-in-special-measures-1-7944798 Shropshire Star :…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding…

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