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: 29 March 2016

THE BOOKSELLER : 29th March BBC investigation finds 8,000 library jobs lost in six years http://www.thebookseller.com/news/8k-library-jobs-lost-due-closures-325187 BBC News : 29th March Libraries: The decline of a profession? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35724957 BBC News…

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