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 INDEPENDENT : 5th April
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.