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.

SW Londoner : 20th May
Gove faces backlash after South West London libraries insist children are reading ‘proper’ books
http://swlondoner.co.uk/content/20051871-gove-faces-backlash-after-south-west-london-libraries-insist-children-are-reading-p

SNP : 20th May
Aberdeen | Donside – Labour candidate challenged on libraries
http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2013/may/donside-labour-candidate-challenged-libraries

Cambridge News : 20th May
Has the school library a future in the digital age?
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Education/Tricia-Kellehers-Blog/Has-the-school-library-a-future-in-the-digital-age-20130520132558.htm

About My Area : 16th May
Essex | New library for Springfield
to be staffed by volunteers from the word go (with support from Essex Libs)
http://www.
aboutmyarea.co.uk/Essex/Chelmsford/CM2/News/Local-News/247980-New-Library-for-Springfield 

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Libraries News Round-up: 16 May 2016

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