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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Library News Round-up: 18 June 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 18th JuneFife libraries threatened with closurehttp://www.thebookseller.com/news/fife-libraries-threatened-closureWest Sussex Gazette : 18th JuneEmsworth community divided after dramatic library u-turnhttp://www.westsussextoday.co.uk/news/county-news/emsworth-community-divided-after-dramatic-library-u-turn-1-6804443Hinckley Times : 18th JuneLeicestershire | Library hours are cut to help balance…

Library News Round-up: 20 September 2015

Sleaford Standard : 20th SeptemberLincolnshire | New volunteer-run library all set to open More "volunteer librarians" soughthttp://www.sleafordstandard.co.uk/news/community/community-news/new-volunteer-run-library-all-set-to-open-1-6965873 Burton Mail : 20th SeptemberStaffordshire | Delight as Barton Library is taken over by NHS trust http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/Delight-Barton-Library-taken-NHS-trust/story-27824447-detail/story.html Leon's Library Blog :…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 May 2016

Herefordshire Live : 6th May Closed book: Hereford Library unlikely to open again until 2017 http://herefordshirelive.co.uk/culture/news/closed-book-hereford-library-unlikely-to-open-again-until-2017 Lancashire County Council : 6th May Cabinet report outlines plans to transform services with…

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