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Below you can read about how we are using the results from consultations to help inform decisions.


Below you can read about how we are using the results from consultations to help inform decisions.

  • Library Strategy Consultation

    12 months ago

    Feedback Updated 23 November 2011

    We asked

    What you thought about our proposed Library Strategy for the future of Barnet Libraries.

    You said

    Most respondents agreed with the Strategy's four objectives to: increase literacy and learning opportunities for children; promote literacy and learning opportunities for adults; engage with communities and offer improved community spaces; provide easy access to a wider world of information. A variety of views were expressed about the proposed changes to the library network. Some concerns were raised regarding changes to Friern Barnet and Hampstead Garden Suburb libraries.

    We did

    We have started to implement the proposals...

    Feedback Updated 23 November 2011

    We asked

    What you thought about our proposed Library Strategy for the future of Barnet Libraries.

    You said

    Most respondents agreed with the Strategy's four objectives to: increase literacy and learning opportunities for children; promote literacy and learning opportunities for adults; engage with communities and offer improved community spaces; provide easy access to a wider world of information. A variety of views were expressed about the proposed changes to the library network. Some concerns were raised regarding changes to Friern Barnet and Hampstead Garden Suburb libraries.

    We did

    We have started to implement the proposals contained within the Library Strategy. A volunteer programme has been introduced and new adult reading group and literacy sessions have been developed with The Reader Organisation, a national reading charity. The Council has invited expressions of interest from the communities of Friern Barnet and Hampstead Garden Suburb for the local delivery of community library facilities.

  • Libraries Review (2010)

    12 months ago

    Feedback Updated 21 November 2011

    We asked

    What you wanted from a modern public library service.

    You said

    That libraries should do more to promote reading and literacy especially amongst children and young people. You also said you wanted improved accessibility, longer opening hours and a better selection of stock. Some respondents said that we should make more use of technology to reduce costs.

    We did

    We used your feedback to develop a new strategy for the Library Service.

    Feedback Updated 21 November 2011

    We asked

    What you wanted from a modern public library service.

    You said

    That libraries should do more to promote reading and literacy especially amongst children and young people. You also said you wanted improved accessibility, longer opening hours and a better selection of stock. Some respondents said that we should make more use of technology to reduce costs.

    We did

    We used your feedback to develop a new strategy for the Library Service.