There were updates on the Council's plans for the library:
- The consultation phase about the future for the service at the library is over - next month a 'Compact' - partnership agreement will be launched which will detail the service standards that library users can expect. Users can expect more convenient opening hours, better use of the building outside staffed hours, more community influence over the building and service, and better outreach to people in the community currently not using the library.
- As we announced at New Year - the Council has committed £836,000 to the library building. Plans for how this will be spent are being worked up - there might be potential to bid for match funding to increase the investment into the building.
Finally, members congratulated the Chair, Priscilla Baines, for her very well deserved win at the Lambeth Civic Awards. Priscilla won the North Lambeth Civic Award for her service to the Friends and many other community groups.
You can join the Friends by popping into the library or visiting their website.