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.

Chronicle Live : 31st December
Letter | Why we need our libraries
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/north-east-news/your-letters/2012/12/31/chronicle-letters-why-we-need-our-libraries-72703-32521066/

THE GUARDIAN : 30th December
We need a coalition of resistance against local council cuts
Let’s draw on the experiences of Occupy internationally, UK Uncut and the assemblies’ movement that has swept Spain. Why not mobilise communities to keep open services earmarked for closure, even if on a temporary volunteer basis like at Friern Barnet library?
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/30/coalition-resistance-local-council-cuts?INTCMP=SRCH

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Libraries News Round-up: 12th July 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 12th July Campaigners warn of libraries in crisis across England http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/campaigners-warn-of-libraries-in-crisis-across-england-8706460.html THE GUARDIAN : 12th July Library campaigners predict 1,000 closures by 2016 http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jul/12/library-campaigners-1000-closures-2016 Public Libraries News…

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