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.

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th February
The Myth of the 21st Century Library – Part 2 

THE OBSERVER : 17th February
It’s not what a library stocks, it’s what it shares

The first digital-only library in the US raises key questions about the broader purpose of a library


Brent & Kilburn Times : 14th February
Brent Council branded farcical over Willesden Green Library blunder

Harringay Online : 16th February
Imminent cuts to library services in Haringey
. Deletion of mobile and housebound library services
. Deletion of Schools Library Service

Swedish article will appear in Eng translation 
Learn from the UK library slaughter 
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http://www.svd.se/kultur/lar-av-biblioteksslakten_7906296.svd?utm_source%3Dsharing%26utm_medium%3Dclipboard%26utm_campaign%3D20130212&source=smo_sb …


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Libraries News Round-up: 23 January 2018

The Bookseller: 23 January Somerset libraries under threat again https://www.thebookseller.com/news/somerset-libraries-under-threat-again-712236 Hastings Observer: 23 January East Sussex | Revamped Hastings library to open doors to the public in March https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/revamped-hastings-library-to-open-doors-to-the-public-in-march-1-8343927 Gloucestershire…

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