Residents are being asked to give their views on how Council libraries could be improved and ensure they cater for more of Hackney’s communities in an increasingly digital world, in an engagement campaign launched today.
The Our Libraries campaign aims to understand how libraries are currently used by residents and what changes they would like to see to ensure the buildings and services in them remain fit for the future – whether it’s a quiet place to complete work, more cultural activities or easy access to other Council services.
No libraries will close as part of the review, and the Council wants to see more people using them and an even greater variety of activities and services delivered in them – not less.
Responses will directly inform the Council’s aspirations, including ideas to develop stronger links with community groups, the culture and heritage sector and local businesses, as well as introducing more Council services into libraries – placing them at the heart of Hackney’s community and cultural life.
To take part in the conversation, visit the Our Libraries campaign page. To request assistance or an accessible version of the survey, or one in a different language, call: 020 8356 6199.