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.

Public Libraries News : 5th May
One volunteer library, many questions: Walcot Library and matters arising

Irish Independent : 6th May
Libraries forced to close for days amid staff shortage crisis

This Is Nottingham : 4th May
‘Fantastic’ librarian Laura in running for top award
She said: “Many of our students have poor literacy skills, which mean they have problems accessing some of the curriculum.”

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Libraries News Round-up: 7 August

Ipswich Star: 6 August Suffolk | Much-loved Rosehill Library in Ipswich celebrates completion of major makeover http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/much-loved-rosehill-library-in-ipswich-celebrates-completion-of-major-makeover-1-5137343 The Bookseller: 7 August Unison to hold 'SOS Day' for libraries http://www.thebookseller.com/news/unison-hold-sos-day-libraries-607831 Burnham…

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