Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Your views on the future of Hackney's libraries

Hackney's libraries remain a key part of the Council's efforts to improve skills, raise education standards and improve the health and well-being of local residents. Despite the swinging budget cuts faced by the Council in 2011/12 the Mayor and Councillors have committed to keeping open Hackney's eight libraries.

Later this year, the new Clr James Library will open in Dalston (you can see the latest progress in the picture below). This follows in the footsteps of the re-opening of the refurbished Clapton library in 2010.

The Council is now consulting on the future of Hackney's libraries and wants to hear from everyone in Hackney on what they want from their libraries. The consultation hopes to hear not only from regular library users, but also from people who do not currently use them.

Residents views will then be used to help shape the future of Hackney's library service.

You can find more details on the proposals and provide your views by clicking here. The consultation runs until July 27th.

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