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.

FT | Interactive ‘Austerity’ Map
useful for all campaigns
http://ig.ft.com/austerity-map/?gss=E06000050

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 29th April
A tale of two libraries
A first-hand account of Alan Wylie’s visit to two North London public libraries.
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-tale-of-two-libraries.html

THE BOOKSELLER : 26th April
Nottingham | Bloomsbury supports city-wide reading scheme
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bloomsbury-supports-city-wide-reading-scheme.html

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Libraries News Round-up: 17th June 2013

Sunderland Echo : 17th June Sunderland library spending had fallen by £2.5million even before closure plans announced http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-news/sunderland-library-spending-had-fallen-by-2-5million-even-before-closure-plans-announced-1-5775185 Sunderland Echo : 17th June 'Hands off our libraries' – fight launched…

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