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.

Public Libraries News : 9th April
Swindon | Withering on the vine: six-year figures for volunteer branch show danger 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/04/withering-on-the-vine-six-year-figures-for-volunteer-branch-show-danger.html

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 10th April
Birmingham Libraries to be run by private company
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.com/2013/04/birmingham-libraries-to-be-run-by.html

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 10th April
Harrow and Ealing; an update 
http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/harrow-and-ealing-update.html?spref=tw

We Are Barnsley : 10th April
Council Criticised For Handling Of Monk Bretton Library
http://www.wearebarnsley.com/news/article/2190/council-criticised-for-handling-of-monk-bretton-library

Burnley Citizen : 10th April
Burnley and Pendle libraries extend their opening hours
http://www.burnleycitizen.co.uk/news/burnley/10346047.Burnley_and_Pendle_libraries_extend_their_opening_hours/

Mancunian Matters : 9th April
Twist in the tale: Bury Council consider plan to save town’s libraries from closure with ‘community hubs’
http://mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/09049811-twist-tale-bury-council-consider-plan-save-town%E2%80%99s-libraries-closure-community-hubs

Inside Croydon : 9th April
Redundancies and four-day opening at Upper Norwood Library
http://insidecroydon.com/2013/04/09/redundancies-and-four-day-opening-at-upper-norwood-library/

CILIP : 10th April
Rebranding CILIP
http://www.cilip.org.uk/about-us/brand/pages/rebranding-cilip.aspx
Annie Mauger | The Next Leap Forward
http://www.cilip.org.uk/about-us/brand/Documents/Next%20leap%20forward.pdf

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