521 libraries (460 buildings and 61 mobiles) currently under threat or recently closed/left council control out of 4517 in the UK

171 authorities listed out of 206 in UK, 133 of those are on record as (at least) considering closing libraries or making significant cuts (list below news), 56 on record as not closing libraries in 2011/2 (list at bottom)
Known changes to library funding/opening since last posting
Flintshire – 3 libraries (Bagillt, Garden City and Gwernymynudd) confirmed to close, 2 (Queensferry and Halkyn) reprieved – therefore total goes down by 2

Local News – all news is representative and not comprehensive
Cambridgeshire – Save Cambridgeshire Libraries campaign – Friends of Arbury Library
Cambridgeshire – Library Service Review papers – Cambs Council (Appendix 5 shows criteria used)
Doncaster – Wanted: Head of Libraries -Save Doncaster Libraries
Doncaster – Comprehensive and Efficient checklist from the MLA – Save Doncaster Libraries (this could be very useful for campaigners thinking of doing a legal challenge)
Flintshire – Call for rethink to keep third library in Flintshire – Leader
Gloucestershire – MPs Richard Graham and Neil Carmichael back GCC library plan despite local opposition– FoGL

Hampshire – Cuts to Hampshire’s mobile library service – Eagle Radio
Redcar and Cleveland – Moves to make Redcar Library a listed builidng – Gazette
Tower Hamlets – The Idea Story – Idea
Wiltshire – Library services could be saved (if 270 people work unpaid) – Salisbury Journal
Wirral – “Don’t get ideas” Council Leader says about Tax rebels – Wirral Globe

National News
Ebooks – durability is a feature, not a bug – Cory Doctorow in the Guardian (continued fallout from HarperCollins USA wanting to limit library ebook loans to 26)
I already know what I’m fighting for on 26 March – GuardianI’m marching because I support nurses, teachers, care assistants, Sure Start centres and libraries”
People for a library themed Ben & Jerry’s flavour – Facebook
Privatisation and the failure narrative – Thoughts of a wannabe librarian
Stop the privatisation of UK public libraries – (Blog to “alert the public” about LSSI and others)
Value of public libraries (and the measurement thereof) – Walk You Home

What have libraries done for us lately? – Agnostic, Maybe  (Monty Python on HarperCollins)
Why is being alone social defeat? – Independent (on/against World Book Night)
World Book Night – Free Books! – Economist