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 : 7th February
SCL discusses ‘purpose and proposed way forward’ 

Public Libraries News : 6th February
SCL shares plans for 2013
The main points include a sneak preview of the results of the ACE research and an insight into SCL meetings with politicians:

Liverpool Daily Post : 7th February
Author Alan Gibbons calls for campaign to save Liverpool’s under threat libraries

Save Old Town Library : 7th February
Swindon Library Cuts | Question to Cabinet, and Answers

Manchester Gazette : 6th February
Manchester Libraries help businesses to Go ONline and boost sales 

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News : 7th February
Survey says 90% of residents pleased with standard of Runcorn and Widnes libraries
Book lending, staff support, computer facilities, information and children’s activities were given as the five most important services provided by libraries.

Express & Star : 6th February
Mobile library service in Sandwell set to be scaled back
The provision will be reduced from two vehicles to one from April 1 under proposals which will save the cash-strapped authority £80,000.

EADT : 7th February
Suffolk Stowmarket: Library boss calls on community to form group

Horncastle News : 7th February
New Wragby library ‘booking’ the trend 
Officials at Lincolnshire County Council have dismissed criticism of Wragby‘s new library and insisted it is a resounding success.

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