Libraries News Round-up: 4 May

News Shopper: 4 May
Greenwich bucks national trend as libraries post highest annual visits on record
Falmouth Packet: 4 May
Cornwall | Helston Library to be halved in size – first look at redevelopment plans
North Somerset Times: 4 May
Pill pop-up library opens during refurbishment
Salvation Army runs a pop-up library in Pill during the refurbishment of the library. Another closes this week to allow co-location of Children’s Centre. Parish council will manage library services as result of council review.
Lancashire Telegraph: 4 May
HIVE AWARDS 2017: Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living nominated for library takeover
Charity runs community gym and library with 15 volunteers, open 22 hours a week 
Barnet Times: 4 May
Barnet parties clash over “fake news” leaflets describing library access for children
‘Libraries across the borough have been closed for refurbishment over the coming months to install new systems designed to reduce the need for librarians.’

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