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Don’t forget to have your say at a Library Consultation focus group

10:00 am, Monday, 5th February 2024 - 4 months ago

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Make sure to have your say in the North East Lincolnshire library consultation at one of the upcoming focus groups.

The Council is currently undergoing a review of its statutory public libraries based in Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Waltham and Immingham, and the public archive service based within Grimsby Town Hall, both services are operated on behalf of the Council by Lincs Inspire Limited.

To help shape the future of these services, users and non-users are being asked to complete a survey outlining how they currently use their libraries and archive service (or not) and to share their views on future opportunities. To complete this survey, visit www.nelincs.gov.uk/have-your-say.

The public are also being asked to sign up to the remaining focus groups which are being held across the consultation period.  These are small groups and will be based on focused questions exploring  current and future  use of libraries and archives, to better inform understanding on the development of the services. These groups will be held at or near one of the four public library venues – to register your interest and to book on please email [email protected].

Speaking about the need for the review, Cllr Hayden Dawkins, Cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and the Visitor Economy, said: “We know that post-Covid, the way people use our archives and libraries is changing. We also know that although in person visits are returning gradually, last year, they were around two thirds of previous levels. Alongside this, we also know that many local people do not currently visit our archives and libraries or are unaware of the services that they offer.”

“We want to understand how people currently use the libraries and archives, or indeed why they don’t use them so that, with Lincs Inspire, we can help shape services for the future that fits local need.”

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