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Saturday, 7 May 2011

What do you want from your library service in Lambeth?

Lambeth Council wants to know your views about the future of Lambeth libraries. The Council is asking local people and community groups to engage over the coming months in order to decide what a modern and effective service can look like in Lambeth.

Lambeth is starting a discussion with people in the borough on what they want from their library service. All your ideas will be fed into the Library Commission. This is a group of councillors and independent people with an interest in libraries. They will use your comments and ideas in order to draw up a set of proposals.

From these ideas the set of recommendations will then be made available for you to comment on. These are due by July.

Lambeth will be holding a set of public events, so you can come along and have your say and also hear what other people think. And there will be surveys and discussion groups with people who use libraries, as well as with those who don't.

There will be two "open space" sessions during June 2011. Open space sessions are a relatively new technique, which allows the participants to design their own working agenda. The process aims to ensure that participants have an opportunity to discuss what is important to them within the theme. Open style meetings use a variety of methods to stimulate discussions - this can include individuals posting their issues on bulletin style boards.

Saturday 4 June 2011 – 10am to 1pm, at Lambeth Town Hall (Assembly Hall), Brixton SW2 1RW
Tuesday 14 June 2011 – 6.30 to 9.30pm at Lambeth Town Hall (Assembly Hall), Brixton SW2 1RW

Visit the Libraries Commission pages in order to learn about what it is doing and find out who the commissioners are.

The close of the initial consultation will be Friday 1 July 2011.

How can you get involved in the consultation?

You can send your ideas about the library service to the following email address. Or you can contact us by phone to get more information about how to get involved.

Send an email to: LibrariesHaveYourSay@lambeth.gov.uk
Text: 07772 103 628
Phone: 0800 013 1497 or 020 7926 6397
Write to: Freepost RSKJ-YSKA-AUSA ACS Consultation, Lambeth Adults' and Community Services, Phoenix House, 10 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LL.


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