Now is a really important time if you’re a supporter of library services in Hertfordshire. A consultation to decide how libraries will be run over the next 10 years is currently under way and it is vital that as many people as possible have their say.
If you have a view about the library opening hours that have been in place since June 2011 then we need to hear from you as soon as possible.
A writer researching the impact of public libraries on the causes and symptoms of poverty is looking for information to inform her understanding of these issues. She is also interested in learning more about the impact of funding cuts.
Arts Council England, which now has some responsibility for developing public libraries in England, is holding a consultation project to inform its future plans.
If you believe in the importance of school libraries and would like to do something to help support them, now’s your chance.
Do you have a vision for how public libraries should operate in the future? Let your imagination run wild for a while. Money no object (or, at least, don’t let it constrain your ideas at the moment).
They’re here! From the organisers of World Book Night, via Stevenage Central Library, 24 beautiful special editions of Daphne du Maurier’s classic psychological thriller Rebecca
From the eastern edge of the county comes news of one Hertfordshire MP who has responded to a request by a constituent that he demonstrate support for public libraries.
On Tuesday last week members of We ♥ Libraries attended Speak Up for Libraries – a national lobby held at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster to highlight the scale of library cuts around the country and to call on MPs to help mitigate them.
Today library champions and campaigners, authors, trade unionists, politicians and literacy advocates from around the country gathered in central London to make their point nationally – that government support for libraries is now long overdue.