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
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/six-manchester-libraries-face-axe-3476639

Communities Against the Cuts : 8th May
Rebutting the Rebuttal: update on the Library of Birmingham privatisation
http://communitiesagainstthecuts.com/2013/05/08/rebutting-the-rebuttal-update-on-the-library-of-birmingham-privatisation/

Harrow Observer : 8th May
‘Council breaking its promise over libraries’
http://www.harrowobserver.co.uk/west-london-news/2013/05/08/council-breaking-its-promise-over-libraries-116451-33300992/

THE BOOKSELLER :
Webb joins battle for Southend libraries
http://www.thebookseller.com/news/webb-joins-battle-southend-libraries.html

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.
http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/business/10403982.Tenders_invited_for_Sussex_libraries/

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Libraries News Round-up: 14 July

Lancashire Telegraph: 14 July Labour questions cost of saving East Lancashire libraries http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15406165.Labour_questions_cost_of_saving_East_Lancashire_libraries/ Lancashire Post: 14 July Closed down libraries will reopen Proposals agreed by cabinet will see the phased…

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