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.

SCL Executive Meeting Minutes : 27 March 2013

Luton Today : 27th April Council told: ‘Libraries are the gateway to education’ http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/entertainment/council-told-libraries-are-the-gateway-to-education-1-5041272

Good Library Blog : 27th April The reputation of public libraries http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/04/the_reputation.html

Lancashire Telegraph : 26th April Library bridge in Blackburn removed in £2m library revamp http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/10382983.Library_bridge_in_Blackburn_removed_in___2m_library_revamp/

Skegness Standard : 27th April Alford Library open longer due to group

Star-Telegram : 26th April USA | Librarians fight to keep publishers from taking over e-book revolution They are looking to compete by forming their own publishing arms to capitalize on new content streams that have blossomed alongside the  e-book tsunami …


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Libraries News Round-up: 21 April

BBC News: 21 April Northern Ireland | Cuts to library stock and opening hours http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39660480 4NI: 21 April Northern Ireland | Political Parties To Blame For Failure Of Libraries http://www.4ni.co.uk/northern-ireland-news/228604/political-parties-to-blame-for-failure-of-libraries…

Libraries News Round-up: 4 May

News Shopper: 4 May Greenwich bucks national trend as libraries post highest annual visits on record http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15265252.Greenwich_bucks_national_trend_as_libraries_post_highest_annual_visits_on_record/ Falmouth Packet: 4 May Cornwall | Helston Library to be halved in size…

Libraries News Round-up: 17 April 2018

Herald Scotland: 17 April School library fund 'not enough' to cover cuts http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16163047.School_library_fund__not_enough__to_cover_cuts/ Denbighshire Free Press: 17 April St Asaph Library opens new chapter http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/16164089.St_Asaph_Library_opens_new_chapter/ Western Telegraph: 17 April Councillor…

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