There is still time to take part in the 12-week consultation for a brand-new strategy for Stoke-on-Trent libraries.
The strategy showcases how library services in the city are transforming to ensure they meet the needs of local communities - whilst building on the existing offer for members with a particular emphasis on digital services.
Activities and early years' support also form part of the new offer across all six existing library sites, ahead of the opening of new libraries in Tunstall plus the city centre later this year.
The new strategy continues work to modernise libraries across Stoke-on-Trent and ensure they can remain relevant in today's society and meet the ever-changing needs of residents.
All of the city’s libraries will be enhancing their community support with plans for broader advice, information and guidance for residents, including IT access and support, job and work clubs plus increased activities for children, young people and families
The increasingly-popular HomeLink, which sees books delivered to adults who struggle to leave their homes due to illness and mobility issues, and support and engagement with city schools will continue after seeing huge demand throughout the pandemic.
Cllr Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, leisure and public health said:
“We want residents of the city who use our libraries to help shape their future to ensure we are correctly meeting the wants and needs of our users.
“We want to continue to deliver more of the things we know that residents value such as activities for younger members as well as a big focus on residents digital skills. We will also continue to support vulnerable adults through the HomeLink and deliver first class engagement activities for city schools.”
To take part in the Libraries consultation please visit - Draft Library Strategy Consultation | Draft Library Strategy Consultation | Stoke-on-Trent or pick up a form at any of our six libraries across Stoke-on-Trent.
Please note the consultation process will close on Tuesday 29 March 2022.