Wiltshire – “frontloading” of cuts shock means things even worse than they appeared – 26 posts already to go, 9 out of 13 managers made redundant – Aldbourne Net
Leeds – 300 name signature handed in as council plans closing 20 out of 52 branches – Yorkshire Evening Post
Newport – 7 out of 12 libraries to close in review – South Wales Argus
Gloucestershire volunteer libraries proposal – Echo report Campaigner points out protest group isn’t the same as a volunteer group and “it just won’t work”
Dumfries & Galloway will debate library closures – BBC
The three things that matter most for public libraries are the three Bs – Books, Buildings and Being open – Good Library Blog.

Darien Library – The Great Good Place – Vimeo – 50 minute video, slow to start, seriously impressive public library.
Libraries aren’t dead yet – ZDNet
Jay-Z talks at New York Public Library, librarian gets slated – Guardian
IMPAC Dublin Literary Award list announced, chosen by librarians – Montreal Gazette
Like it or not, the books is dead – Globe and Mail

Not a public library but could not resist – Naked freshman trashes university library

Lewisham – local radio interviews protesters against library cuts – Sydenham Radio
Libraryweb – the most comprehensive place for library culture on the web? – libraryweb.info
Ascot – extra hours funded by Durning Trust – Maidenhead Advertiser
Buckinghamshire – it’s plans for cuts explained  and your chance to comment – Buckinghamshire County Council. 
Birmingham – architect of new Central Library speaks – Birmingham Post
Libraries need to be saved, but changed, says The Reading Agency – LGC
Independent library gives same services for half the price –  London Evening Standard.  Even Alan Gibbons likes it.
ResPublica urges privatisation of libraries – Guardian.  The report itself is here

USA – the Library as Amusement Park – City Journal
Australia – State Library of Victoria too loud – Brisbane Times

Ascot – extra hours funded by Durning Trust – Maidenhead Advertiser
Buckinghamshire – it’s plans for cuts explained  and your chance to comment – Buckinghamshire County Council.
Birmingham – architect of new Central Library speaks – Birmingham Post
Libraries need to be saved, but changed, says The Reading Agency – LGC
Independent library gives same services for half the price –  London Evening Standard.  Even Alan Gibbons likes it.
ResPublica urges privatisation of libraries – Guardian.  The report itself is here

USA – the Library as Amusement Park – City Journal
Australia – State Library of Victoria too loud – Brisbane Times

ThinkTank wants libraries sold off in the same way as council housing was, report launched by minister – UKPA

ThinkTank wants libraries sold off in the same way as council housing was, report to be launched by minister tomorrow – UKPA
Buckinghamshire – 14 libraries may be volunteer run or closed – Bucks Free Press
Brent – protest at cuts, 75 responses so far – Park Life
Gloucestershire – campaign starts to fight cuts – Friends of Gloucestershire Libraries
Swindon – volunteer-run library has been tried – ““A library without staff is just a room full of second hand books.” – Swindon Advertiser
What should I read next? AskChris – Essex Libraries
Comprehensive list of libraries under threat in UK – uklibrarywatch
Campaign for the Book newsletter – alangibbons.net
Are library campaigners doing it right? – Voices for the Library

US – public libraries a vital resource – Galesburg.com
Library cat retires – party planned – NECN

Gloucestershire – 11 libraries reduced in size, another 11 “offered to community groups” – BBC News. More details here and here
Leeds – Lib Dem leader argues for community groups to run at-risk libraries – Guardian.
Hertfordshire – protest at 30% cut in opening hours – Borehamwood News.  A schoolgirl protests at another library in Hertfordshire – Hertfordshire Mercury
Buckingshamshire – Great Missenden (inspiration for “Matilda”) may close – Bucks Free Press
Norfolk – Tuckswood Library celebrates 50 years open – Evening News 24
Lewisham – decision to close libraries deferred by mayor “I did not seek election as your mayor in order to close down libraries” – newsshopper.co.uk

Using mobile phones instead of library cards – American Libraries magazine
Santa Clarita withdraws from LA libraries system to protect its $400k, gets sued – The Signal.  More here.
Libraries reinvent themselved – shhh is a four-letter word – LA Times
A “Green Library” opensLAist.  Another one even has rattlesnakes – azcentral.com
Useful (largely US) librarian websites – ALA
Libraries are a great investment – undergroundnewsroom. com

Thursday 11th November

Wakefield – several libraries may close, or go private, or … -Yorkshire Post
Dumfries and Galloway – 7 libraries may close – BBC
London – authors campaign against closures – London Evening Standard
2 libraries go self-service, allowing extra open days – Yellow Advertiser

USA – National Gaming Day – American Libraries
Voters vote for library funding, elected officials say no – Library Journal
What happens when libraries die? – ZDNet

Wednesday 10th November

London 130 public libraries (one-third) face closure – thisislondon.co.uk
Brent – 6 libraries (half of total) may close – Harrow Times
Sutton Coldfield – move cancelled due to cuts – biminghamnewsroom.com
Sefton – Churchtown, Ainsdale and Birkdale libraries may go – Formby Times

75 years of talking books – Guardian
On why cuts to arts funding will have an impact – Guardian

USA – Christians for Libraries – CBN News
USA – “It takes a village to build a library” – community helps open library – host.madison.com
USA – Library discards Dewey – marshallnews.com

Wednesday 10th November

Tuesday 9th November

Hounslow 12 staff lost, skills suite lost– Hounslow Advertiser
Buckinghamshire proposals – 14 out of 26 libraries to become volunteer-run – Mix 96
Surrey – Dorking to have larger new library – BBC
Librarian attacks judge with meat cleaver in work tribunal – Mirror
USA – Survey about privatisation of libraries – Library Research Service
USA – library display ideas – Library Journal