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 GUARDIAN : 18th April
Public Leaders Network Public sector procurement: fear of fraud
The Guide : 18th April
Staff are facing the axe in library service changes
Bury Council’s libraries service is offering voluntary redundancy to workers as four libraries are being reduced in size. http://www.prestwichandwhitefieldguide.co.uk/news/burynews/10364283.Staff_are_facing_the_axe_in_library_service_changes/
Brent & Kilburn Times : 18th April
Brent Council spends £3,500 on artwork for Willesden Green Library….days before it will be closed for good

Tewkesbury Admag : 18th April
Have your say on future of Broadway Library
The parish council would become responsible for covering the costs of utility bills and cleaning, while a community group would be setup to run the library. If this approach is supported by villagers a number of volunteers would be needed to ensure the success of a community option.
http://www.tewkesburyadmag.co.uk/news/evesham/10364733.Have_your_say_on_future_of_Broadway_Library/

Evesham Observer : 18th April
Broadway | Consultation to consider library’s future
To make the savings required, the county council has explored a range of options with a preferred idea being to set up a charitable community group to manage the library and therefore reduce running costs as a result.

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Libraries News Round-up: 28th January 2014

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