Round up

The Bookseller : 19th October
Publishers agree Kindle lending ‘experiment’

Southport Visitor : 18th October
Sefton | Ainsdale will not give up on library battle without a fight 
“The general feeling is that it’s disgraceful. I think people feel it’s a done deal and are wondering if there’s any point in signing the petition, but lots have signed it.”

Voices For the Library : 19th October
Barnet – where “library” is a dirty word

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th October
E-lending enigma – Blog by Desmond Clarke

This Is Gloucestershire : 19th October
Drive for library ebook service ignoring thousands, campaigners claimJohanna Anderson, chairman of Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries, said thousands of people could be unable to access the internet, who will miss out if the authority pushed everything online.  She insisted it could not be used as an excuse for the drop in book stocks. 

Public : 19th October
Libraries need e-lending strategy, says minister

Library Journal : 18th October
Random House Says Libraries Own Their Ebooks

DAILY TELEGRAPH : 19th October
Parents ‘shun bedtime reading’ in favour of TV

Harrow Observer : 18th October
Brent | The spirit of saving libraries is very much alive : 19th October
Children’s Laureate backs Notts pledge to keep every library open during Mansfield visit

Postcode Gazette : 19th October
Sheffield | Highfield Library to Close for five months

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