Hereford & Worcester

Garway village hall to host new library

A new community library is to open in a village hall in Herefordshire.

The library, which will open on Thursday, will be located in Garway's village hall and run by residents.

It is being opened as part of Herefordshire Council's Future Libraries project, being run in conjunction with Shropshire Council.

The project aims to support communities to develop their own services with the support of the council's library stock and deliveries.

Councillor Roger Phillips, Herefordshire Council's cabinet member for enterprise and culture, said: "We have been working closely with local communities to see whether they would be able to run their own library service and I am delighted that this new library will now be available to residents in the Garway area.

"Some 20 communities in the county have already expressed an interest in running their own library and we are working with them to see how the library service can support their plans by providing regular stocks of books and simple systems for them to track where any borrowed books are."

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