Still time to add your views to library consultation
March 13, 2020
With just a few days left of a consultation into the future shape of Northumberland’s library service the public is being urged to send in their views and comments.
The Northumberland County Council consultation will come to a close at midnight on Monday March 16 and residents can add their views to the consultation by completing an online questionnaire at mylibrary.co.uk.
To date the consultation has received more than 4,500 respondents who were asked a series of questions including what they think of the current service and how they think it could be improved.
The consultation will help to identify most valued aspects of the service and the barriers to library use across the county. The results of the consultation will help the council focus on how the service is delivered in the future.
As a statutory service the council is required to carry out a public consultation exercise if changes to the service are proposed.
Cllr Cath Homer, cabinet member for Culture, Arts, Leisure and Tourism said: “We’re delighted that so many people have taken the time to send us their views.
“We know how important the library service is to our residents and that is why we need to ensure it is serving our communities both now and in the future.
“We have been committed, since bringing the service back into the council in 2017, to building a stronger and more resilient service, through this consultation we will be able to get a better understanding of what people value about their library and what they think we could do more of, or improve.”
The results of the consultation will now be reviewed and report is expected to be presented to council in the summer.