Public Libraries News : 23rd July
Edinburgh visitors up 15%: the England/Scotland divide
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/07/edinburgh-visitors-up-15-the-englandscotland-divide.html

Good Library Guide : 23rd July
Fact or friction
The  Sieghart programme is a nonsense on several levels – and this is only  one of them.  ‘Friction’ in this context  is a nonsense –  in life no  one should  aim to do things less well than they can be done. That is called  mediocrity.
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/07/fact_or_frictio.html

Market Rasen Mail : 23rd July
Caistor library set up an example to county
Caistor’s county councillor has spoken out against plans to scrap the town’s council-run library – and says user numbers are actually rising.  Conservative councillor Tony Turner made his feelings clear at Caistor Town Council’s monthly meeting, backing up his  argument with striking figures.
http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/community/people/caistor-library-set-up-an-example-to-county-1-5312429

iMap Libraries Blog : 24th July
Who loses when libraries close?
http://imaplibraries.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/who-loses-when-libraries-close/

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Libraries News Round-up: 18 January 2018

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