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