Have your say over future shape of libraries service
There’s less than four weeks left to have your say on the future shape of Hertfordshire libraries.
Already more than 10,000 Hertfordshire residents have completed questionnaires as part of the countywide public consultation.
The county council is developing a new 10 year strategy for libraries to ensure they continue to provide a modern and relevant service.
Your views will be an important contribution so please take part and complete a questionnaire online
or visit any Hertfordshire library to complete one there.
Frances Button, cabinet member with responsibilities for libraries, said: “The scale of public response to the consultation so far is really encouraging and there is still plenty of opportunity for residents to have their say.”
Hertfordshire libraries foster local culture, heritage and community identity with 46 libraries attracting 3.8 million visits a year. In addition during 2012/13 there were:
• 655,000 online visits
• 5,000.000 items borrowed
• 362,000 hours of public computer use
• 672,000 enquiries answered.
Already nine public meetings have been held in districts across the county with the final one tonight (Thursday 5 December) at 6.30pm at: Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth.
The results of the consultation will inform the development of a new strategy for Hertfordshire libraries to be published in the spring of 2014.