369 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– North Ayrshire is added to the list as “some” are reported almost certainly to close.  See article and council document linked below.  As no number is given, the headline total number of UK libraries under threat is unchanged.

The Telegraph has noticed public libraries over the last couple of days – and it does not especially like them.  See yesterday’s article against the decision to publicly fund BookStart or today’s one which starts off against the British Library and ends up seeming to suggest that all libraries would be better if privately run.  The example used is the £500 per year members-only London Library.

Buckinghamshire – 11 to be staffed by volunteers or closed – Bucks Free Press
Devon – Book stock being auctioned off – This is Exeter
Darlington – consultation over the future of libraries – BBC
Flintshire – overspend means money cut for schools and libraries – Flintshire Chronicle
Gloucestershire – Joanne Trollope pledges support, also children’s laureate Anthony Browne – Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard
North Ayrshire – Some “almost certain” to close – Largs and Millport Weekly News
North Ayrshire – Review of libraries – North Ayrshire Council
North Yorkshire – local councillors fight closures – Gazette & Herald
Redbridge – council workers suggest selling off libraries (and the mayor’s jaguar) – Local Guardian
Sefton – Two mums form coalition against cuts, library closures the “most worrying” – Formby Times
Wigan – consultation (only 2 out of 17 libraries start off as safe) – Wigan Council

Councils “looking to volunteers” to staff libraries – over 50 local newspapers, apparently all stemming from the same GMB press release.
Government runs libraries badly – Daily Telegraph