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.

Special thanks to @Teens4Libraries, currently helping out with our website.

BBC News: 23rd April
Volunteers fight to save libraries
with video
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22260424

THE GUARDIAN :
Local reporter without an office to use a library
At least, the Herald can be assured that the Milngavie library is not under any threat of closure, unlike many across the UK including several in Scotland (see here and here).  It suddenly struck me that there must be towns and boroughs where there is no longer either a newspaper office or a library.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2013/apr/23/libraries-local-newspapers

National Literacy Trust
Literacy: State of the Nation
http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/research/nlt_research/2364_literacy_state_of_the_nation

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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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