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.

THE GUARDIAN : 9th April

Scott Turow decries ‘slow death’ of the American authorNovelist and Authors Guild president fulminates against depletion of writers’ incomes by publilshers, libraries and copyright changeshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/09/scott-turow-slow-death-of-american-author

Manchester Evening News : 8th April
Mass withdrawal protest as Burnage library lives on borrowed time
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/mass-withdrawal-protest-burnage-library-2553764

Brent & Kilburn Times : 9th April
Olympic Team GB member joins library campaigners at fundraising quiz in Wembley
http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/olympic_team_gb_member_joins_library_campaigners_at_fundraising_quiz_in_wembley_1_2009554

St Albans Review : 9th April
Learn about Harpenden’s new library location
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/10343053.Learn_about_town_s_new_library_location/

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Library News Round-up: 7 May 2015

Manchester City Council : 7th MayResponse to claims homeless people have been banned from Central Library http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200109/council_news/6952/response_to_claims_homeless_people_have_been_banned_from_central_libraryCambrian News : 7th MayPorthmadog Library to get £250,000 boostCommunity hub "where customers can…

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