Residents invited to attend Draft Library Plan

News / Fri 7th Jan 2022 am31 10:30am

RESIDENTS are invited to attend the choice of two ‘Everyone’s Library Service 2022-2026’ webinars on Monday 10 January.

These sessions will be hosted by Deputy Leader, Cllr Louise McKinlay, who will give an oversight on the draft plan and updates on the survey. There will also be some time for questions on the new Draft Library Plan.

Helping children and adults improve their literacy, encouraging people to enjoy reading for pleasure and increasing the range of online resources available to customers are just some of the commitments in the Draft Library Plan, which was launched in November.

It also commits to keeping all 74 libraries open with investment in training and development for library staff.

Everyone is invited to attend the webinars; sessions are detailed below.

12 noon- 1pm

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6pm- 7pm

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The draft plan and survey can be found at www.essex.gov.uk/everyoneslibrary and feedback can be submitted until 1pm on Friday 21st January 2022.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Community, Equality, Partnerships and Performance, Cllr Louise McKinlay said: “There are only a few weeks left to take part in the survey and I would encourage everyone to have their say. Please also take the opportunity to attend one of the webinars.

“This is everyone’s opportunity to help mould what libraries in Essex will look like in the future and I hope you will take the chance to make your views known so these can be considered ahead of plans being finalised.”

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