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.

Express & Star : 29th March
Up to 49 jobs at risk in Wolverhampton libraries shake-up

Lend an Ear on the True Challenge Facing Libraries
by Stephen Page


Good Library Guide : 29th March
A miserable report about ebooks from William Sieghart

Rotherham Advertiser : 29th March
Villages lose mobile library runs in Rotherham cut-backs
The changes — combined with the closure of Kimberworth Park library — will save £180,666.

The Star : 29th March
Letter | Why our libraries are so important
I wish to take issue with Colin Drury over his column in The Star last week relating to our city libraries and his apparent disregard for them.  I live in Totley on the council estate, (yes, we do have a council estate here, contrary to popular belief). Our library is the heart of our community, we simply have nothing else.

The Echo : 29th March
Essex | Shock proposals emerge to move Hadleigh Library for £60million town centre revamp


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