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.

Bury the latest to consult on libraries 

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.

The Scotsman : 19th April
Midlothian Irvine Welsh calls to save Newtongrange library

STV Edinburgh : 19th April
Residents campaign against plans to close facilities in three towns 

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