365 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
Change to previous figure because
– plus 2 and 1 mobile- Hammersmith & Fulham – withdrawal of funding for 2 libraries (inc. 1 offered to community group) and 1 mobile library.

CIPFA figures have been released showing slight decline in library usage over 2009 to 2010 but with some increases – and 41 “service points” closed.  We could be looking at ten times that this year. Or twenty times. The decision to end BookStart is causing dismay (email bookgifting@booktrust.org.uk with a statement of support). Save Somerset Libraries gains major local publicity and a councillor gets served with a 1200 name petition to save a library in Milton Keynes, by Santa.

Doncaster – Save Doncaster Libraries details – False Economy
Flintshire – campaign to save libraries gathers support – North Wales Weekly
Flintshire – libraries will close but £20m safeguarded for new council HQ “scandalous” – Flintshire Chronicle
Gloucestershire – hospital League of Friends looking at replacing a closed library – Gazette
Hammersmith and Fulham – 1 will be offered to the community, another will be closed – Fulham Chronicle
Haringey – cuts a “Shambolic disgrace”, staff at libraries to go – Haringey Independent
Inverclyde – plan to scrap new showpiece leisure centre/library – Inverclyde Now
North Yorkshire – 20 libraries (out of 53) about to close –  Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – save Helmsley library (“of the year”) campaign – Gazette & Herald
Lewisham – eco-entrepreneur bid to take over 4 closing libraries – London Evening Standard
Milton Keynes – 1200 name petition presented to leader – Milton Keynes Citizen
Oxfordshire – new £100k post receives criticism as libraries close – BBC
Somerset – authors join fight to as cuts set to cripple libraries – This is Somerset
Somerset – campaign wiki – Save Somerset Libraries
Somerset – scandalous plan to butcher libraries – This is Somerset and Glastonbury People
Somerset – Facebook event for Glastonbury library consultation roadshow – Facebook
Wandsworth – Save York Gardens Library – Kambala
Wandsworth – Questionnaire and

BookStart – Ed Milliband speaks against end of funding – Press Association and Guardian and Daily Mail
BookStart – all 4 year olds now know how to open a book – False Economy
BookTrust – How you can support us – Booktrust
CIPFA – provisional library data for 2011/12 book issues static, child fiction up (most other figures down slightly), 41 branches closed– CIPFA