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.

THE BOOKSELLER : 4th January
Packham defends Southampton Library
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/packham-defends-southampton-library.html

Times Series : 4th January
Squatters will launch two-pronged attack to prevent eviction from Friern Barnet Library
http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/10141585.Library_squatters_will_launch_two_pronged_attack_to_prevent_eviction/

This Is Somerset : 4th January
Frome Library to close for installation of self-service point
“There will be staff support to help customers get used to the new technology.”
http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Frome-Library-close-installation-self-service/story-17749448-detail/story.html

 

The Library Campaign latest –
We have revised the gift aid declaration wording on our membership forms to reflect the change that came into effect on January 1st, 2013.  The revised forms are now available here.

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Library News Round-up: 9 April 2015

THE GUARDIAN : 9th AprilPoorer children fall behind in literacy and earn less in later life, study says no mention of public libraries http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/apr/09/poorer-children-literacy-nurses?CMP=share_btn_twTechie News : 9th April Campaign to End Loneliness |…

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