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.

Islington Tribune : 18th January
Letter | Libraries are being hollowed out  (UNISON Stewards)
http://www.islingtontribune.com/letters/2013/jan/dad%E2%80%99s-army-march-against-such-appalling-cuts

The INDEPENDENT: 19th January
Scottish library offers pole-dancing lessons
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/scottish-library-offers-poledancing-lesson-8457670.html

 

The Library Campaign : 19th January
There are worse things than pole-dancing
http://www.librarycampaign.com/there-are-worse-things-than-pole-dancing/

DAILY MAIL : 19th January
Up the pole! Council tries to persuade more people to borrow books by holding dance classes in library
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2264943/Up-pole-Council-tries-persuade-people-borrow-books-holding-dance-classes-library.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Libraries News Round-up: 10th December 2013

THE BOOKSELLER : 10th December CIPFA records continuing library closures Details  http://www.thebookseller.com/news/cipfa-records-continuing-library-closures.html Public Finance : 10th December Rate of library closures slowing, CIPFA survey finds http://www.publicfinance.co.uk/news/2013/12/rate-of-library-closures-slowing-cipfa-survey-finds/ Herald Scotland : 10th…

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