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.

Manchester Evening News : 10th February
Firefighters to the rescue of cash-strapped libraries 
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is considering a ‘groundbreaking’ plan to host collections in its buildings.  The service wants to help Manchester council, which plans to shut and relocate six libraries as part of £12m cuts to leisure services, find a solution by March.
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/greater-manchester-fire-and-rescue-service-1302929

Question Everything : 10th February
Opposition is the enemy in exile
on democracy, Swindon Labour’s recent statement, and a reference to Dan Jarvis MP
http://questioneverythingtheytellyou.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/opposition-is-enemy-in-exile.html

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 10th February
Croydon ignore National Libraries Day once again
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/croydon-ignore-national-libraries-day.html

York Press : 10th February
Campaigners protest against proposed changes to York’s libraries
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10218783.Campaigners_protest_against_proposed_changes_to_York_s_libraries/

SUNDAY SUN : 10th February
Stars join in demonstration to save North East libraries 
“What are we leaving the people of this area if we take that away? It’s a lifeline for them.”
http://www.sundaysun.co.uk/news/north-east-news/2013/02/10/stars-join-in-demonstration-to-save-north-east-libraries-79310-32780062/

Dudley News: 10th February
Celebrations to mark Netherton Library’s new home
The library reopened in the Savoy Centre in April 2012 and offers brighter, more modern and welcoming facilities than its previous home at Netherton Arts Centre.
http://www.dudleynews.co.uk/news/local/10210313.Celebrations_to_mark_Netherton_Library_s_new_home/?ref=nt

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