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 : 13th February
Libraries ‘have had their day’, says Horrible Histories author
Deary’s comments were described as “horrible” by his fellow author Alan Gibbons, a key figure in the campaign to save libraries.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/13/libraries-horrible-histories-terry-deary

THE BOOKSELLER : 13th February
Anger over Deary library views
Children’s author David Almond, who has spoken out several times on behalf of beleaguered Newcastle libraries, tweeted: “Terry Deary on libraries: self-serving ignorant cynical twaddle.”
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/anger-over-deary-library-views.html

Alan Gibbons Blog : 12th February
Terry Deary’s horrible library statement
http://alangibbons.net/2013/02/terry-dearys-horrible-library-statement/

Public Libraries News : 12th February
Oh Deary me: Horrible Histories author says libraries have “had their day”
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/02/oh-deary-me-horrible-histories-author-says-libraries-have-had-their-day.html

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th February
‘How To Be An MP’: The most-borrowed book in the House of Commons library 
The book boasts step-by-step guides on how to placate constituents, advance one’s career, claim expenses and fend off an inquisitive press.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/how-to-be-an-mp-the-mostborrowed-book-in-the-house-of-commons-library-8492392.html?origin=internalSearch

THE INDEPENDENT
Poll: ‘How to be an MP’ is the most withdrawn book from House of Commons, but which title would you most recommend our politicians?
2 recommendations in ‘comments’
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/poll-how-to-be-an-mp-is-the-most-withdrawn-book-from-house-of-commons-but-which-title-would-you-most-recommend-our-politicians-8492045.html

Real Business : 13th February
Business Link is dead, long live the libraries 
Frances Brindle is the Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications at the British Library.
http://realbusiness.co.uk/p/17776

Oxford Mail : 13th February
Police push for money to go to officers, not libraries
Force chiefs said libraries should not get cash as part of “section 106” deals between developers and West Oxfordshire District Council.  They want money to go on infrastructure improvements such as roads and employing extra police officers.
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10223065.Police_push_for_money_to_go_to_officers__not_libraries/

Colorlines.com : 12th February
USA | Not Loving It: Young Students Forced to Go McDonalds for WiFi After Libraries Close  
http://colorlines.com/archives/2013/02/not_loving_it_young_students_forced_to_go_mcdonalds_for_wifi_after_libraries_close.html

Guardian Series : 13th February
Libraries take on role of closed Epping Forest District Council desks
http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/10224853.Libraries_take_on_role_of_closed_council_information_desks/

South Wales Argus : 13th February
Newport Library closures a sinful waste
http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/letters/10225262.Library_closures_a_sinful_waste/

You Tube : December 2012
Video | Idea Store – London Borough of Tower Hamlets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWxGq7kRYtI

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