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News  »  Have your say on future libraries in Leicestershire - Tues 6th May 2014

   Have your say on future libraries in Leicestershire - Tues 6th May 2014    8 April, 2014
Have your say on future libraries in Leicestershire
During 2013, Leicestershire County Council announced that it was facing its biggest ever financial challenge. Last year, LCC consulted widely about how they should respond to this challenge. Based on the feedback to this consultation, they are aiming to prioritise, as far as possible, services for vulnerable people.
Clearly, many people value their local library service, but they believe that the public is also open to ideas about how this service could be delivered differently by the community.
From 7 April to 7 July the county council is consulting on the following proposal:
• Continue to operate the 16 most-used libraries but reduce their opening hours
• Support communities to run the other 36 local libraries - if community groups do  
   not come forward, some libraries may close
These changes are being proposed because:
•  From 2015, the council plans to save £800,000 per year from its current £5.6
   million libraries budget
•  People are increasingly using E-books and the internet instead of borrowing books
   from libraries
•  Libraries are increasingly being used as community hubs, hosting a series of
Your views are important so that LCC can better understand how the proposals could affect you and how they can make these changes work best for you.
Complete the questionnaire online at www.leics.gov.uk/haveyoursay/futurelibraries.
Have your say about the proposals and discuss how your library could become a community partnership library on Tuesday 6th May 2014 at Groby Village Hall, Leicester Road, Groby, 7-9pm.
For general enquires or comments about this consultation phone 0116 305 7034 or email futurelibraries@leics.gov.uk
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