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.

Chronicle Live : 8th April
Newcastle | Community group launches bid to take control of Jesmond library
“We are keen to hear from others and we will offer all the support we can to make sure that as many communities as possible take up the baton and run their own facilities” – Tony Durcan OBE

Southend Standard : 8th April
Campaigners fighting to save Southend branch libraries
Campaigns to save Southend’s libraries are gaining momentum with residents coming forward to fight for services at four branches.

Stand Up for Southend Libraries : 6th April
In a Nutshell
Details of the council’s Libraries proposals and their potential consequences

This Is Local London : 8th April
Waltham Forest libraries will only buy and supply educational CDs and DVDs for rental due to a change in stock policy

Halesowen News : 8th April
Sandwell mobile library revamps its service

Biggleswade Today : 8th April
World of ideas within the pages of volunteer library 
“We had a Cambridgeshire County Council library in Gamlingay about 10 years ago.  Then they had a reorganisation and they converted it to a library access point. We’ve been volunteer run for about 10 years now.”http://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/entertainment/world-of-ideas-within-the-pages-of-volunteer-library-1-4967522

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Libraries News Round-up: 28th April 2014

Lincolnshire Echo : 28th April Lincolnshire libraries closure delayed until High Court hearing result http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Lincolnshire-libraries-closure-delayed-High-Court/story-21024322-detail/story.html The Star : 27th April Closed Doncaster village libraries to be auctioned http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/closed-doncaster-village-libraries-to-be-auctioned-1-6582617 Scarborough News…

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