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.
Manchester Evening News : 8th May
Six Manchester libraries face axe within weeks despite protests
Communities Against the Cuts : 8th May
Rebutting the Rebuttal: update on the Library of Birmingham privatisation
Harrow Observer : 8th May
‘Council breaking its promise over libraries’
THE BOOKSELLER :
Webb joins battle for Southend libraries
The Argus : 8th May
Tenders invited for Sussex libraries
A contract to design two libraries is up for grabs. East Sussex County Council is looking for firms with experience of ground- breaking and interior design of libraries and public spaces.