Libraries’ economic contribution ‘can only be measured long-term’
Public libraries have an economic impact on their communities that far exceeds their “traditional perception”, according to a report released by Arts Council England (ACE).
ACE Report:

Public Libraries News : 3rd June
Editorial When technology makes things worse, it’s probably because we’re doing it wrong

Books do furnish a room – but not for much longer if Jeff Bezos has his way
Has attracted some comment

Now Bath : 4th June
Councillors To Vote On Local Council Cooperation

View From Online : 4th June
AXMINSTER: Call for town to turn out in force to oppose library downgrading

Lincolnshire Echo : 4th June
Lincolnshire County Council slammed for library closures with £41 million in the bank

Save Lincolnshire Libraries : 4th June
Save Lincolnshire Libraries Fund passes £2000 mark 

The Journal : 4th June
Lending rise in Newcastle as e-books are trialled in libraries

Herefordshire Council : 4th June
Partnership saves library opening times
But – Herefordshire campaigners report, on Twitter @savelibservices : “What this news update fails to point out is that 3 more Herefordshire Libraries rely on volunteers to keep them open”

Blackburn Citizen : 4th June
East Lancs library users asked views

Virtual Lancaster : 3rd June
Library opening hours under review

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