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

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?

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Libraries News Round-up: 23 February

The Guardian : 22 February Letter | Cuts that squeeze the life out of Liverpool https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/cuts-that-squeeze-the-life-out-of-liverpool The Bookseller | 23 February Government extends PLR to e-books and e-audiobooks http://www.thebookseller.com/news/government-expands-plr-e-book-authors-493831 Plymouth…

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