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 BOOKSELLER : 19th April
Bury the latest to consult on libraries 
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/bury-latest-consult-libraries.html

Yorkshire Post : 19th April
Barnsley | Views of public sought on two-tier libraries
The consultation documents suggest that the 17 libraries in Barnsley will be split into two types – nine “community libraries” and seven smaller “neighbourhood libraries”, which could be run by local organisations.
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/views-of-public-sought-on-two-tier-libraries-1-5591881

The Scotsman : 19th April
Midlothian Irvine Welsh calls to save Newtongrange library
http://www.scotsman.com/news/scottish-news/top-stories/irvine-welsh-calls-to-save-newtongrange-library-1-2902679

STV Edinburgh : 19th April
Residents campaign against plans to close facilities in three towns 
http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/222138-midlothian-residents-against-plans-to-close-facilities-in-three-towns/

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