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’

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.

New moston library

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