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 : 17th March
Use it or lose it

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 17th March
The Capita Report; ‘Protecting Library Services’ or “would you buy a used car from this bunch?” 

Brent & Kilburn Times : 17th March
Project launched to improve library services for Dollis Hill residents
Residents in Dollis Hill will soon be able to pick up or borrow a book in their local shops and eateries thanks to a new project to improve library services.  The Dollis Hill “‘Love Books”  Project will see books from Brent’s Library Service collected and brought to the area’s cafés, eateries and shops. They can then be used like a library where regulars can borrow and read books based on a trust basis.

Good Library Guide : 17th March
The solution to the ebooks in libraries problem will probably come from the US


Save Croydon Libraries Campaign: 17th March
Can you believe Croydon Labour on libraries?


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Libraries News Round-up: 26 October 2017

The Guardian: 26 October No one needs libraries any more? What rubbish https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/26/no-one-use-libraries-any-more-rubbish-sanctuaries--enrich-communities Darlington & Stockton Times: 26 October Court date set in battle to save Darlington's historic Crown Street library…

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