Library News Round-up: 19 March 2015

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th March
Rakuten to buy OverDrive for £275m
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/rakuten-buy-overdrive-275m

THE BOOKSELLER : 19th March
All libraries in England to get wi-fi funding
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/all-libraries-england-get-wi-fi-funding

Public Net : 18th March
Free Wi-fi for 57 Libraries in deprived areas
‘Barclays Digital Eagles’ will provide technical support at the new Wi-fi sites 
http://www.publicnet.co.uk/news/2015/03/18/free-wi-fi-for-libraries-in-deprived-areas/ 

Harrow Times : 19th March
Letter | May 16th A black day for libraries
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/opinion/readers_letters/11867945.May_16_is_a_black_day_for_libraries/ 

Harrow Times : 19th March
Meeting tonight to approve library closures
http://www.harrowtimes.co.uk/news/11863257.Meeting_tonight_to_approve_library_closures/

Brixton Blog : 19th March
Lambeth Culture 2020: do we feel consulted?
http://www.brixtonblog.com/lambeth-culture-2020-do-we-feel-consulted/29039 

Hereford Times : 19th March
Letter | I’m paying more and more for less and less
http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/letters/11867526.I___m_paying_more_and_more_for_less_and_less/ 

News North Wales : 19th March
Community libraries in Flintshire facing transformation (closure)
http://www.newsnorthwales.co.uk/news/145565/community-libraries-in-flintshire-facing-transformation.aspx 

Bitterne Park Info : 18th March
Southampton Audio: Huge support for libraries
and … “a surreal twist”
http://bitternepark.info/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2635:huge-support-for-libraries&catid=1:local-news&Itemid=59

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