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.

THE BOOKSELLER – Future Book : 25th April
Libraries and e-lending- it feels like we’re making progress
http://www.futurebook.net/content/libraries-and-e-lending-it-feels-we%E2%80%99re-making-progress

Yellow Advertiser : 25th April
Southend | Petition is a real page turner
“We need people to sign the petition to potentially save Kent Elms Library.  Leigh is up in the proposals and we think that it would be better for it to be manned by volunteers.”
http://www.yellowad.co.uk/news.cfm?id=13522&headline=Petition%20is%20a%20real%20page%20turner

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Libraries News Round-up: 16 May

Shields Gazette: 15 May Union outrage over plans for community groups to run South Tyneside libraries http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/union-outrage-over-plans-for-community-groups-to-run-south-tyneside-libraries-1-8541352 BBC News: 16 May Hay Festival cash keeps town library open  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39930723 West…

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