Deadline date for responses
25 March 2016
Deadline time for responses
Details of consultation
The Library Offer Consultation ran in February and March 2016 to gain residents views on a proposed new library service.
Wokingham Borough Council operates a very successful Library Service which has increased its usage against a national picture of declining activity within libraries. We have done this by responding to what residents have told us and by looking at new ways to make our libraries more welcoming and flexibly places that offer a broader range of services and activities.
All Local councils are required by law to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service for all persons in the area that want to make use of it and to lend books and other printed material free of charge for those who live, work or study in the area.
The Library Service has a substantial amount of contact with residents each year, going beyond the historical role of libraries to enable a broad range of services and activities that support the vision priorities of the Council. A core element of this work involves supporting children and parents with learning support, providing access to post education and adult learning opportunities, and supporting engagement with elderly and isolated residents.