Workshops on the future for libraries in Cambridgeshire
From August 2017, we are starting an informal discussion with library users and community groups on the future
We have workshops ongoing until early October so there are still opportunities to have your say, please see our timetable below for more information.
Cambridgeshire’s library service is growing and we want to hear the community’s ideas and suggestions on how to sustain, improve and develop our library services and find new ways to meet library users’ changing needs and demands. We’ll use this to inform our work to define how libraries can achieve long-term sustainability and continue to thrive.
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Please join us at one of the following workshops:
|Day and Date||Time||Location|
|Monday 21 August||18:30 - 21:00||Huntingdon Library, Princes Street, Huntingdon PE29 3PA|
|Tuesday 22 August||18:30 - 21:00||The Blue School - Hardwick Community School, Eastgate Road, Great Cambourne, CB23 6DZ (please note the change of venue, originally planned at Cambourne Sports and Social Club)|
|Wednesday 23 August||18:30 - 21:00||March Library, City Rd, March PE15 9LT|
|Thursday 24 August||18:30 - 21:00||Ely Library, 6 The Cloisters, Ely CB7 4ZH|
|Friday 25 August||12:30 - 15:00||Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road, Cambridge CB4 2LD|
|Monday 25 September||10:00 - 12.30||Eastrea Centre, 2 Roman Gardens, Eastrea, Whittlesey PE7 2BA|
|Tuesday 26 September||18.30 - 21:00||St Andrews Centre, School Hill, Histon CB24 9JE|
|Wednesday 27 September||13:30 - 16:00||Priory Centre, Priory |
|Thursday 28 September||12:30 - 15:00||The Ellesmere Centre, Ley Road, Stetchworth, |
Newmarket CB8 9TS
|Monday 2 October||18:30 - 21:00||Cambridge Central Library, 7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD|
|Tuesday 3 October||13:00 - 15:30||The Blue School - Hardwick Community School, Eastgate Road, Great Cambourne, CB23 6DZ (please note the change of venue, originally planned at The Hub meeting room)|
We will provide information after the workshops here and you can also email us any questions or comments at [email protected]
2015 Review of Library Service - Public Library Consultation
In February and March 2015, we asked you what you thought about the County Council's strategy: Library Services in Cambridgeshire: Developing Our Approach for the Future. This strategy identified four key themes that are shaping the development of the service:
- Building community resilience
- Enabling more than delivering
- Maximising the use of our assets
- Supporting the "Digital First" agenda.
The public consultation closed on 15 February, the results of the consultation are available below:
Stakeholder engagement and consultation - closed 10 May 2015
The Stakeholder consultation period has now closed. Thank you to all those who responded. The findings of stakeholder consultation and the proposed Central Library Enterprise Centre, were discussed at the Highways and Community Infrastructure Committee meeting on 2 June.