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Give Lakenheath a Voice

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.

Join our Festival of the Imagination


World Book Day is upon us again! On Thursday 3rd March 2016, libraries get the opportunity to celebrate something we do very well 365 days a year – showcase the fun and excitement reading and literacy can bring!

At Lakenheath Library today and all through the next week, you can:

  • Pick up your FREE £1 Book token which can be exchanged at your local bookshop and swapped for one of ten (exclusive, new and completely free) £1 World Book Day books, or used to save £1 off a full price book instead
  • Enter the official WBD Design a National Book Token competition to be in the running to win National Book Tokens for yourself, your school AND your teacher!
  • Plus a selection of fun book-related Activities and Quizzes to play and do!