Library customers are being asked to have their say on the future of the county’s library service – and F.O.LK. hope that customers who use and value Lakenheath Library will help show how much they value our village library.
At the end of 2016, Suffolk Libraries’ Board voted unanimously to trigger a five-year extension to its contract which will run from August 2017 to 2022.
The library service budget has been reduced by a further £200,000 for 2017/18 and year-on-year reductions means the library service budget is now 33% less than in 2010.
Suffolk Libraries is now looking ahead to the next five years and is starting a review to define how it can run a modern and affordable library service which meets the needs of the people of Suffolk. A new customer survey is being launched, asking people what they feel is important about the county’s library service, and there is also a new membership scheme giving people a new opportunity to support Suffolk Libraries.
Suffolk Libraries are running their customer survey until 8 May 2017. Complete the survey online or complete a paper copy, available from Lakenheath and all libraries.
With thanks to James Powell of Suffolk Libraries, who published the original version of this article HERE.
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All money raised from donated books will go towards the F.O.LK. charity fund, with is an official member of registered charity Suffolk Libraries IPS. Funds will be spent on renovations, equipment and future events at YOUR local library.
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Lakenheath Library saw a fantastic turn out to their “Get Connected” iPad Launch event this past Saturday with nearly 50 customers attending the two hour session, either interested in being added to the waiting list to try out our newly-purchased Apple tablets, or to receive one-to-one tech advise from a member of the Hughes Electrical team.
Pictured above are Cllr Colin Noble, who helped guarantee the funding for the project, Lakenheath Library manager Chris Howard and David Thomas from the Hughes team.
It’s not too late to be added to the waiting list – this exciting and innovative initiative is ongoing! So if you are considering purchasing a tablet but wish to try before you buy, why not pop in to Lakenheath Library to book yourself a place in the queue? It’s completely FREE.
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On Saturday 4th February from 10:30am-12:30pm you are invited to a special GET CONNECTED event at Lakenheath Library which coincides with the launch of our iPad lending scheme.
Thanks to some generous funding from West Suffolk District Council, from 4th February you will have the opportunity to loan out one of two new iPad Minis from Lakenheath Library! Like our physical books they will be completely FREE (provided you return them before the due date!) and you will get to keep them for up to 3 weeks.
For one morning our community group volunteers and library staff will be joined by tech engineers from Hughes Electrical who will be on-hand to lend tuition and training on all manner of electrical goods.
So whether you are interested in joining the waiting list to loan out an iPad mini, or just have a question about how to use the tablet, laptop or smartphone you received for Christmas, why not pop along to Lakenheath Library on Saturday 4th February for this fantastic free event? Refreshments provided.
Pop in to speak to our members of staff, phone them on 01842 860723 or check this blog for all our future event details.
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