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.

BBC News : 26th April
Crews tackle blaze at National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth

Ofsted : 25th April
Keeping out of trouble
New report finds young people say they are less likely to commit crimes if they have something else (cheap) to do.
Children’s views reported by the Children’s Rights Director for England.

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 26th April
Seven reasons to oppose the privatisation of the Library of Birmingham – by ‘Communities Against The Cuts’
http://communitiesagainstthecuts.com/2013/04/26/seven-reasons-to-oppose-the-privatisation-of-the-library-of-birmingham/  and

Voices for the Library : 26th April
Natasha S. Chowdory | The Importance of Librarians and Libraries

Belfast Telegraph : 26th April
Fujitsu seals £25m deal to manage ICT in public libraries

Bromsgrove Standard : 26th April
Worcestershire | Catshill library launches



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