I wanted to start the New Year with some good news - so I was pleased to see that Hereford Library will be re-opening soon, thanks to an article in the Hereford Times. The temporary library in the Shire Hall will be closing on 21st January to move the books across, and the library building will re-open on 31st January.
Some building work has been done - there are now accessible public toilets, some new meeting rooms and a "refreshed" ground floor layout. And presumably, all trace of asbestos has been removed. More building work is planned in the future.
Meanwhile in Hay, there will be a public meeting about the future of Hay Library on 30th January - more details nearer the time!