121 Libraries to close – UK closures announced or proposed since 20th October included on Public Libraries News, plus two mobile library services.  Number includes those where the authority has offered the branch to unidentified community groups/volunteers.

Barnsley – up to 8 libraries to close – BBC
Croydon – horror at plan to cut local studies library – Croydon Guardian
Cornwall – cuts already announced (up to 26) get murky – Lanson Boy.  1000 name petition handed in.
Tower Hamlets – library staff have to reapply for their jobs – East London Advertiser
Library closing? Government suggests a co-op – “Local libraries and swimming pools should be controlled by local people, and run in their interest, not just by the service managers.” says Francis Maude. Guardian
Tottenham – £1 million makeover – reveals hidden brook – Haringey Independent
Library issues are actually going up – wannabelibrarian

USA – conservative policy analyst says libraries are worth the tax dollars – City Limits
Dallas – library is privatised, to boos, aim to save $500k – Dallas News
LA – move to restore funding ” “libraries are probably our best crime prevention dollars” – Neon Tommy
Anythink libraries – “I don’t think Anythink is for everyone but I do think rethinking is for everyone” – Library Journal
AK47s and other violence in libraries – American Libraries