While everyone is distracted by the struggle to save the secondary schools of Powys, here's something else that's going on.
The situation is that Powys County Council needs to save £250,000 (because of austerity) from the library services. They suggest that the six main libraries, at Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Llandrindod, Machynlleth, Newtown and Welshpool – and the two mobile library services for North and South Powys form the cornerstone of the service. The eleven branch libraries include Hay Library - and there the future seems not so rosy. Basically, they want someone else to pay for library services, whether it's the local council (unlikely with all the other things local councils are now being expected to do that the County Council did before) or other organisations, whatever they may be.
There will be a drop in session at Hay Library on 13th June, between 5pm and 7pm, and there's an online survey to fill in at www.powys.gov.uk/haveyoursay
Paper copies of the survey should be available from the branch libraries.
The consultation runs until the 3rd July.