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

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 30th December
Tory shires in revolt over cuts 
Shire Tories are to launch a New Year rebellion against “grossly unfair” cuts in local government spending which they say will “crucify” rural communities

Letters | THE OBSERVER : 30th December
What will happen if a library service from birth is replaced by a free Kindle at four (Report, 19 December) is that children will miss vital early years experience enjoying books and will arrive at school poorly equipped to read their Kindle content or anything else.
Mary Steele
Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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