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 
http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/useful/ed-vaizeys-statements-on-public-libraries.

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.”
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/actor_simon_callow_backs_sexy_hampstead_library_with_one_man_show_1_2014764

BBC News : 10th April
Manchester Bury Council agrees revamp of libraries 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-22102818

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.”
http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/minister_praises_town_hall_library_1_2015034

The Scotsman : 11th April
Moray | MSP Richard Lochhead attacks library closures 
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/top-stories/msp-richard-lochhead-attacks-library-closures-1-2890456

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”.
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/angus/edzell-library-to-reopen-as-a-museum-1.83557

Cumnock Chronicle : 11th April
Ayrshire | New Library in Auchinleck is opening!
http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/roundup/articles/2013/04/11/453212-new-library-in-auchinleck-is-opening/

Israel National News : 10th April
Op-Ed: EXCLUSIVE: Israel Vanishing from Scotland Libraries
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/13117#.UWZR9Dcam94

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