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Public Consultation - Draft Strategy for Public Libraries

Have Your Say - Draft Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 - 2017 - Public Consultation

 

The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government invites comments from interested parties on the draft Strategy for Public Libraries 2013 – 2017.  The draft public libraries strategy is an initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, the County and City Managers’ Association and the Local Government Management Agency. It sets out a plan for the systematic growth and development of public libraries in Ireland for the period 2013 to 2017 in the context of people’s changing needs, Government policy and the current and predicted economic, social and cultural environment.

A consultation document , the draft strategy on which comments are sought and templates for comments are available below:

Consultation Document

Draft Strategy for Public Libraries 2013-2017

Comments Template

Comments on this public consultation should be submitted by email or by post no later than 5pm on Friday 11 October 2013 to one of the addresses below:

Email: librariesdevelopment@lgma.ie

Local Government House,
35 – 39 Ushers Quay,
Dublin 8.

Responses and Access to Information

Please note that all submissions and comments submitted to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003 and may be placed on the Department’s website.

Any questions should be referred to librariesdevelopment@lgma.ie

Summary of statistics

724,464 items issued, which includes, books, ebooks, dvd, computer games, cds

Over 700,000 visits made to Kildare Libraries

Over 40,000 members

45,000 internet sessions taken up

Over 1,000 hits per week on the e history website

and over 5,300 events organised which includes author visits, child focused events, film screenings, events tailored for maths week, science week, heritage week, culture night, bealtaine festival etc.

 

 

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