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 : 10th April
List | Ed Vaizey’s statements on public libraries – in Opposition & as Minister 

Ham & High : 11th April
Actor Simon Callow backs ‘sexy’ Hampstead library with one-man show
“I’m happy to do anything I can to support it. I’m always shocked whenever I hear that a library is closing, but that particular one was the most shocking of all.  It isn’t their job [the volunteers] and they shouldn’t be doing it, but no one else is going to. They’re heroes for taking it on.”

BBC News : 10th April
Manchester Bury Council agrees revamp of libraries 

Weston Mercury : 11th April
North Somerset | Minister praises Town Hall library
“North Somerset Council is a pioneering local authority and I congratulate all those involved on having the creative foresight to see this project through.”

The Scotsman : 11th April
Moray | MSP Richard Lochhead attacks library closures 

The Courier : 11th April
Angus | Edzell library to reopen as a museum
A counter proposal from Edzell Library Action Group (ELAG) calling for a combined visitor attraction and lending library has been dismissed in the document as impractical and “flawed”.

Cumnock Chronicle : 11th April
Ayrshire | New Library in Auchinleck is opening!

Israel National News : 10th April
Op-Ed: EXCLUSIVE: Israel Vanishing from Scotland Libraries

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