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.

Independent on Sunday
Special report: Britain’s REAL big society 
An uncriticial paean of praise – includes reference to Isle of Wight library volunteers
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/special-report-britains-real-big-society-8591235.html?origin=internalSearch

Good Library Blog : 28th April
Sieghart- ebooks – and the reputation of public libraries
http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/archives/2013/04/sieghart_ebooks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Libraries News Round-up: 19 July

Bath Echo: 19 July Bath MP Wera Hobhouse calls for end to ‘shambles’ created over library future http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/politics/bath-mp-wera-hobhouse-calls-end-shambles-created-library-future-74194/ St Austell Voice: 19 July Cornwall | Library is next asset to…

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