373 libraries plus 27 mobiles currently under threat or recently closed (List below “News”)
– plus one – Northern Ireland figure previously reported as 9, actual number is 10 – details here
It is interesting to see which are the most active areas in terms of campaigning.  They are not necessarily the ones with the most serious cuts.  Somerset and Gloucestershire both have very active campaigning groups and serious cuts envisaged … but I am not seeing so much for, say, Dorset or for Cornwall, both with major cuts coming.  Hopefully this is just due to lack of information on my part but, if not, Somerset and Gloucestershire stand more chance of saving their libraries.  But for want of a campaigner…

Bury – Save Unsworth Library – Facebook
Devon – new expanded mobile library services – This is the West Country
Doncaster – Read-In on 29th January – Facebook
Dorset – the “con” in “consultation” – Shirley Burnham’s Blog
Gloucestershire – More than 10,000 have signed petition – FoGL
Isle of Wight – Closure consultation begins today – Ventnor Blog and Isle of Wight Radio
Isle of Wight – “A fresh direction for the island’s libraries” consultation document (9 out of 11 to close) – Isle of Wight Council
Moray – no library closures but will turn to a Trust – Banffshire Journal
Northern Ireland – details of closures – Time Travel NI
North Yorkshire – Save North Yorkshire libraries – Undaimonia
Oxfordshire – public meeting held to discuss closure of Woodcote library, new group formed to help save it – Henley Standard
Oxfordshire – meeting to save Botley library – Oxford Times
Oxfordshire – closing facilities is “very tough” says council chief – Henley Standard
Salford – “There are some buildings we need to get rid of anyway” – Manchester Evening News
Somerset – Library closure roadshow begins – BBC
Somerset – Consultation over closure of Highbridge – Burnham On Sea.com
Somerset – Consultation over closure of Ilminster and South Petherton – Yeovil Express
Warrington – More details on cuts, including ending of temporary contracts – Warrington Worldwide

BookTrust – How to put a value on its cost – Channel Four
Jedi Librarian – Why Star Wars library services are way behind the times – Libreaction
Public Library Closures Map gets 14 000 hits today, 14 000 yesterday – see link on right.
Training budgets are so 2010, darling! – SintoBlog
(USA) Can a book save your life? From a bullet? – Youtube