26 September 2023

Chance to write ACT Libraries’ next chapter

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Libraries ACT is calling for community input on the future of the Territory’s nine public libraries.

The call is part of the Libraries’ Imagine 2030 project which seeks to understand what people value about their libraries, what they want to use them for and how libraries can continue as valuable community hubs in the years ahead.

Announcing that a series of community workshops are to be held, Libraries ACT said it was looking at how to create libraries as places that met changing community needs.

“This is your opportunity to help shape the future of your local library,” Libraries ACT said.

“People use libraries in different ways,” it said.

“Books are still important, but there has been a marked shift to digital resources and services, especially in the past couple of years.”

Libraries ACT said the Territory’s libraries were increasingly being used as community meeting places; to support book clubs; host programs and events; and provide people with space to study and work.

“We need your ideas and inspiration to design our future libraries together, whether or not you are a current a library user,” it said.

Libraries ACT said people could share their thoughts online or at community workshops, running 2 to 6 April at Belconnen Library, Kippax Library, Woden Library, Tuggeranong Library, Dickson Library, Erindale Library, Civic Library and Gungahlin Library, and 10 to 11 May online.

Further information on the community workshops can be accessed at this PS News link.

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