For people who value their libraries in North Herts and Stevenage
Why libraries matter
So, why do libraries matter? To understand, we invite you to see them for what they are rather than relying on others’ preconceptions. Because libraries aren’t simply a place to borrow books or read newspapers – they support and underpin a wealth of other services and activities.
What you can do
With plenty of voices proclaiming (totally wrongly, in our view) that libraries are old-fashioned, irrelevant, unpopular or a costly indulgence that society can’t afford, it’s up to all of us who support them to make the opposite case as strongly as we possibly can.
We ♥ Libraries was set up to to champion our local library service in northern Hertfordshire. In some parts of the country branches are closing and libraries are facing an extremely uncertain future. We want to make sure that never happens here, and we think the best way to fight it is to speak up loudly about how much we love our local libraries.
The bigger picture
In this section we take a look at some of the issues surrounding library service provision, try to offer some context and examine some reasons why they may sometimes be a bad idea.
We ♥ Libraries is a independent, people-driven campaign to champion our local library service in northern Hertfordshire – that means towns and villages like Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Knebworth and Baldock.
The key issue for libraries in North Herts and Stevenage right now is the Hertfordshire Libraries consultation – and We Heart Libraries believes it is essential that as many people as possible take part.
Hertfordshire Libraries has just published its e-newsletter for December – and in this issue you can find out how to take part in the libraries consultation, get Christmas opening times and learn about changes to DVD rental prices.