521 libraries (461 buildings and 60 mobiles) currently under threat or recently closed (List below) out of 4517 in the UK (CILIP figures)
Oldham – libraries are safe.
Anglesey – minus 4 
Bridgend – plus 3 – Blaengarw, Nanrymoel, Caerau – plus opening hour cuts
Cardiff – no closures but cuts to be discussed on Thursday
Islington – some may close (£250k cut)
Medway – no closures
North Lincolnshire – (hours cut, bookfund cut)
Rochdale – no closures this year
Worcestershire – Woodrow named as under threat, all being reviewed

The Government has announced its funding plans for the BookTrust – it’s not the U-turn that seemed on the cards after the public outcry just before Christmas. In fact it’s less 180 degress than 90, as 50% of funding is going to be cut (although the Welsh Assembly has said it will continue to be fully funded there).  Speaking of Wales, its libraries appear to be suffering less badly from the cuts than England.  Usage is increasing and a large proportion of authorities are not announcing large cuts.Wales – usage increasing, many less closing. BookStart.  Perhaps they need the Save Our Libraries day proposed by Alan Gibbons slightly less than England, although it is worth pointing out that the cuts there in some counties (e.g. Flintshire and Carmarthenshire)  would have been seen as catastrophic just two years ago.

A chance for fame for librarians – “We are interested in doing a portrait project on librarians and libraries in general as well as conduct a few short interviews. We were wondering if you would be able to help us find some librarians who would be willing to have their photo taken.We have worked with various publications including The Observer Magazine and have just finished a project on the recently established co-op The People’s Supermarket.” Haarala Hamilton Photography

Local News – all news is representative and not comprehensive
Birmingham – volunteers and “hub libraries” ring warning bells but Kings Heath safe- About My Area
Bradford – library hours already eroded, now five face the axe – Keighley News
Brent – opposition group launches plan to save libraries – Harrow Observer
Camden – library cuts create “The biggest ever response to a council questionnaire”  – Camden New Journal ““This library is the heart of our community and we would be devastated if it were closed. All sorts of people use it. After school, it is packed with kids reading books, playing games and doing homework, while the computers are full of people working and researching.”
Cardiff – Cathays sees surge in users after reopening – Wales Online
Central Bedfordshire – mobile libraries are targets – BBC
Croydon – opposition budget to suggest saving libraries – This is Croydon
Doncaster – vociferous campaign to save Bawtry means closure is deferred – This is Retford
Doncaster – 3 tory councillors disciplined for voting to close libraries – Save Doncaster Libraries
Doncaster – I’d rather put off repairing roads than close a library – Doncaster Free Press
Dorset – three month reprieve for libraries –  View Online
Gloucestershire – MLA and GCC say 15000 campaigners are not “real people” – FoGL
Gloucestershire – Lib Dems say use home cash to save libraries – This is Gloucestershire
Hackney – residents stuck on wrong side of digital divide – Hackney Citizen
Hammersmith and Fulham – £70k cut to record office, volunteers to help keep open, less hours – Council
Hammersmith and Fulham – public access to borough archives will remain after u-turn – Fulham Chronicle
Haringey – protest at cuts inc. libraries – BBC
Isle of Wight – campaigners against cuts have their say – IWCP
Isle of Wight – councillor budget speech on libraries– Ventnor Blog
Isle of Wight – rubberstamping closure of five libraries – BBC
Islington – “vindictive” cuts lead to £250k cut, poss closures – Islington Tribune
Kent – Save Kent Libraries – Facebook
Kent – Say hello to the new librarian (a machine) as Kent cuts jobs – This is Kent
Lambeth – protesters occupy Town Hall against cuts in libraries – Guardian
Lancashire – 2 mobiles go – Clitheroe Advertiser

Liverpool – Back office already cut enough, services (inc libraries) need sharing between councils – BBC
Liverpool – 3000 petition for Woolton as 50% cut in budget gets people worried – Liverpool Echo
Liverpool – Election candidates in spotlight – Liverpool Leader “The forum turned fiery when the fate of Liverpool’s branch libraries was discussed.”
Manchester – thousands will march against cuts, inc libraries – Manchester Evening News
Medway – none will close – BBC
North Lincolnshire – no closures, opening hours cut (£15k), boofund cut (£30k) – This is Scunthorpe
Nottinghamshire – “ruthless” cuts but libraries kept open, bookfund threatened – This is Nottingham

Oxfordshire – Leader’s argument is “pathetic” – Oxford Mail – Leader had said to NHS psychologist who counsels dying cancer patients (and supports libraries) “I am only sorry that your love of library buildings, collections, reference books and maps does not extend to the human beings – young and vulnerable, old, disabled, with learning disabilities or mental health problems – who will have to endure extra cuts if we were to exempt libraries.”
Oxfordshire – Marston Book Festival to help show library still needed – Oxford Mail
Rochdale – no closures – Manchester Evening News
Stoke on Trent – Burslem and Fenton libraries confirmed as closing – BBC
Suffolk – public rally to oppose cuts inc. libraries – EDP
Suffolk – library campaign blog – James’ Blog
Suffolk – borough councillors demand libraries are saved – Evening Star
Suffolk – 200 protest at Saxmundhum proposed closure – BBC
Surrey – future of mobiles remains in doubt – Get Surrey
Walsall – none will close 2011, volunteers sought – Express and Star
Wiltshire – users angry at council silence – Salisbury Journal
Wiltshire – show of force in Aldbourne library to fight for closure – This is Wiltshire “One mother, Claire Ashley, went as far as to say she would have to stop her two children going to the library on their own if it was run by volunteers because she would be unsure who would be dealing with them.”
Worcestershire – Some may close inc Woodrow – Redditch Standard
York – libraries to be hit – BBC
National News
BookStart has had funding cut by 50% – BookSeller 
Evolution yes, closure no – IWR
Free books for a night, or forever – Independent (suggests World Book Night and library campaign should join forces)
Gibbons proposes National Libraries Day – BookSeller
Human rights lawyer who pursued British soldiers [for torturing] fight coalition cuts – Daily Mail – lawyer is challenging library closures in Glos and Somerset, MP Douglas Carswell claims “activist” “leftish agenda” to challenge under 1964 Libraries Act.
In the age of the Kindle, libraries are to be defended, not emptied – Caledonian Mercury
Libraries campaign event row intensifies – IWR
Libraries chief apologises to schoolgirl – Guardian
Library borrowing up again in Wales amid closure fears – BBC

Local governments will play safe with library closures, then close them anyway – IWR
Private sector provision of public services to “become the norm” – Telegraph
Save our libraries – YouGov “Public opposition does seem to be having an effect” 51% want no cuts, figure shows almost no social class divide.
SINTO library campaigns event -SINTO
Speakers withdraw from SINTO library campaign event – CILIP
Welsh Assembly to fund BookTrust in Wales – BookSeller