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 : 16th April
Editorial | Secretary of State’s reasons for not intervening in Lewisham: and what it means
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/04/secretary-of-states-reasons-for-not-intervening-in-lewisham-and-what-it-means.html

Croydon Guardian : 17th April
Library opening hours slash and staff axed after budget cuts
“It is like a member of the family passing away. It is not quite that bad, we are still alive, but it is very hard.”
http://www.croydonguardian.co.uk/news/10358850.Library_opening_hours_slashed_and_staff_axed_after_budget_cuts/

Bournemouth Echo : 16th April
Christchurch library to reopen after £2m extension
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/districts/christchurch/10357701.Christchurch_library__to_reopen_after___2m_extension/

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Libraries News Round-up: 25 April 2018

Herts Advertiser: 25 April Wheathampstead Library handed over to community http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/wheathampstead-community-library-handed-back-to-community-from-council-1-5490848 Croydon Advertiser: 25 April Lambeth | Upper Norwood Library applies to stay open until 1am - so that it can host…

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