372 libraries plus 32 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– plus 1 and 3 mobiles – Shropshire are aiming to cut 3 mobiles (out of 5) and to close an unsuccessful community-run library.
– I did not know about the earmarked closures in Anglesey and so they were not counted on the grand total.
– minus 2 – although Walsall are cutting one-third (6) of their libraries, this is still less than the 8 previously reported
– plus 19 – Cambridgeshire – blog posting suggests up to 19 will be closed. Rumour is it could be more.
– plus 8 – Hounslow – up to 8 threatened (out of 11) with £870k cuts this year on top of £1m in the last 18 months.  Hounslow is the only privately run library service in the country.

Libraries are in the news as never before.  Below is two days of coverage and it is not comprehensive – I have simply run out of time to collate.  There has been a long article on Radio Four about an inquiry into libraries.  Boris Johnson is apparently saving the libraries in London.  Just amazing. The argument for someone to shout “stop! let’s look at his nationally!” is reinforced by the announcement of the huge cuts in Hounslow and Cambridgeshire, detailed today.

I was going to dedicate a paragraph to my decision to join “Voices For The Library”
but there is not time tonight.  I hope to do them justice another day.

Aberdeen – closure of all libraries considered? (text is open to interpretation) – Herald Scotland
Anglesey – 4 libraries earmarked for closure look to be saved, temporarily – Online Mail
Buckinghamshire – Cuts unveiled but worry whether communities could run libraries – Bucks Herald
Bury – why should the children suffer? – Bury Times
Bury – “Elbow” frontman fights for Unsworth (he wrote some of his best lyrics there) – Manchester Evening News
Cambridgeshire – Residents petition to save Barnwell Road – Cambridge First
Cambridgeshire – Up to 19 to close, doubts over council survey – Friends of Arbury Library
Conwy – public not properly consulted – North Wales Weekly News
Croydon – Meeting to save library to grill councillor over “hobsons choice” strategy – Croydon Guardian
Doncaster – Protests step up, 3000 names on petition so far – The Star
Doncaster – Save our Libraries – PermaFuture
Gloucestershire – “Blackmail” claimed – This is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – “huge” crowds at meeting – This Is Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire – March through Stroud against library closures – Stroud News & Journal
Gloucestershire – Children will be the victims – Tewkesbury Ad Mag
Gloucestershire – Consultation meetings – Stroud News & Journal
Gloucestershire – two more consultation meetings announced – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Mily, aged 10, on why she loves her mobile library “I hope this saves the library cuts” – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Mobile libraries are a “luxury” – FoGL
Hillingdon – library expands into e-books – Hillingdon Times
Kent – Some  (volunteers to be asked to run) – Your Ashford
Lancashire – 16% cut in library staff – Ormskirk and Skelmersdale Advertiser
London – Boris Johnson to create a trust for threatened libraries – London Evening Standard
Norfolk – Cuts of £1.2m in libraries discussed  – Evening News 24
North Yorkshire – MP attacks closures plan – Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – Public meetings, asking for people to run the libraries – Yorkshire Post
North Yorkshire – Committee formed to keep open Gargrave – Craven Herald
North Yorkshire – Save Bilton library petition – Beta Petition and Starbeck Library
North Yorkshire – Library closures revealed – The Press
Oxfordshire – Council lets public see meeting, with security guards and police – Oxford Mail
Oxfordshire – School involved in saving Sonning Common – Get Reading
Rutland – opening hours of six libraries to be cut, staff reduced – Stamford Mercury
Shropshire – 3 (out of 5) mobile libraries to go, community run library to go – BBC News
Somerset – fight intensifies – This is the West Country
Somerset – South Petherton under threat, councillors look to Bucks examples – This is the West Country
Sussex – self-service installed in Uckfield and Crowborough – Sussex Express
Walsall – Third (6) of Walsall’s libraries to be axed -Express & Star
Walsall – Future uncertain as 6 to close, “This is not about buildings. It’s about the service” says councillor – This is Walsall Online

Campaigners urge government to stand up for libraries – BookSeller
Don’t be quiet please – Red Pepper
Guardian launches special page for libraries and arts cuts – Guardian
Library campaigners demand public inquiry – Guardian
Library cuts, hope they’re not too bad – Winstonsdad
Libraries bring poetry to life, CILIP are actively campaigning – Guardian (Letters)
Save our libraries from cuts and closures – MyVillage
Saving Public libraries (blog by Steve Ross) – BookSeller
Somerset Campaigners threaten legal action and call for a national inquiry, Michael Morpurgo – “You and Yours” BBC Radio Four (1.12 to 8.55)