Public Consultation on new Library Strategy Opens

Posted on 14 Jun 2022

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, has launched a public consultation on the development of a new strategy for the public library service.

The main objective of this consultation is to seek the views of the public and understand attitudes towards the library service.

It will also seek feedback on how services can be improved in terms of access, use and visibility of the public library.

The consultation will assist in the development of a new Public Library Strategy which will be published next year. This strategy will underpin ongoing government and local authority investment in the public library service over the next 5 years.

The new strategy will be the successor to ‘Our Public Libraries 2022 – Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities’ which has overseen much progress in the public library service in Ireland over the past 5 years. The new strategy will be equally ambitious in continuing to grow the library service.

People are invited to complete the survey online at Libraries Ireland or alternatively, visit their local library to complete it in person.

The consultation will run for the next 5 weeks with the closing date scheduled for 5pm on 9 July 2022.

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