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

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.”

Bournemouth Echo : 16th April
Christchurch library to reopen after £2m extension

Croydon libraries ship

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Braintree & Witham Times : 12th FebruaryCampaign to save our libraries is gathering pace"My phone hasn’t stopped ringing!"http://www.braintreeandwithamtimes.co.uk/news/south_essex_news/11786856.Campaign_to_save_our_libraries_is_gathering_pace/  Kent & Sussex Courier : 12th FebruaryBid to "save" public libraries in Kenthttp://www.courier.co.uk/Bid-save-public-libraries-Kent/story-26017762-detail/story.html Lincolnshire…

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Good eReader : 13th April UK eBook Lending Program a Success for Libraries, Publishers  http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/uk-ebook-lending-program-a-success-for-libraries-publishers Knutsford Guardian : 13th April East Cheshire | 'Hub' plan could open new chapter for county libraries…

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