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.

Libraries to lend ebooks under new pilot scheme

This Is South Wales : 5th April
Swansea Library booked in for a £218k improvement

London Evening Standard : 4th April
£200m bill for making council staff redundant 

Royal Borough Observer : 6th April
Windsor | Sunday opening hours trial for Royal Borough libraries
The extended hours pilot began on Tuesday and provides an extra 26.5 opening hours a week – 12 of them on Sunday – at libraries across the Royal Borough thanks to volunteers supporting library staff.


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