3 more libraries in danger today – 153 libraries in danger of closing or being given to community groups since 20th October.

New Cuts
Hartlepool – 3 out of 7 libraries could go – Hartlepool Mail

In Our Defence
Buckinghamshire – “get act together” to save library – Bucks Free Press
Gloucester –  protests make front page – flickr. “Gobsmacked” library users – This is Gloucestershire
Leeds – challenges to plans to close 20 libraries – Yorkshire Evening Post
Authors defend libraries – Guardian
It’s the books, stupid, says MLA survey – Bookseller.  MLA report suggests that it could also be the coffee. Tim Coates shows schadenfreude at the news, librarians express disgust.
Why can’t librarians campaign for libraries – Undaimonia

Does reading a book make us happier? – BBC

US – an interactive library wall – Billings Gazette
Books as a means of healing – American Libraries