Library Service Review and 'Big Library Debate' Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being encouraged....
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Posted on June 3, 2011

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Central BedfordshireLibrary Service Review and 'Big Library Debate'

Residents in Central Bedfordshire are being encouraged to take part in the ‘Big Library Debate’ which will look at shaping the Library Service, making sure it meets the needs of future generations and offers best value for money.

Central Bedfordshire Libraries are at the heart of local communities and provide a gateway to information, learning and resources for all ages and the Council wants to ensure that the service is fit for the 21st century, making best use of modern technology and allowing easy access for all to benefit.

Between the 1 June and 13 July, the 'Big Library Debate' display stands will be based at Libraries across Central Bedfordshire on the dates listed below and we would be delighted to see you there.

1-10 June 15-28 June 1-12 July
Dunstable Library Leighton Buzzard Library Biggleswade Library
Ampthill Library Flitwick Library Toddington Library
Sandy Library Potton Library Stotfold Library
Shefford Library Barton Library Houghton Regis Library

We also want to hear from people who don’t use the library service so we will be out and about in town centres and the Let’s Talk Together meetings talking to local people too. Details of all activities will be available online from Wednesday 1 June. If you have any ideas of local community events we could attend or ways of promoting the 'Big Library Debate' then please let us know.

Additionally, we will be holding some discussion groups to hear in more depth how service users and non users think the library service should be developed for the future.

The feedback from these engagement activities will help inform the Library Service Review and options for the future model of the library service. Further consultation with the public, stakeholders and partners on these options will then begin in August.

If you want to find out more about libraries in general or the Big Library Debate please email Kate McFarlane or Nicola Avery.

Yours sincerely,
Nicola Avery
Library Services Manager
Central Bedfordshire Council

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