Your Library, Your Voice

What we're doing

We want to involve the community in shaping the future of their library service. Our libraries offer: - Easy and free access for everyone - Welcoming, helpful and expert staff - Support for reading, lifelong learning and health and wellbeing - Provision of information about a wide range of services - Access to IT and support for improving IT skills - Space for community activities We will be asking for people's views on opening hours, staffing, location and income generation.

When we're doing it?

Between 03-Sep-2012 and 03-Nov-2012

We will be

  • Asking for information
  • Giving out/sharing information


  • Customer experiences
  • Education and learning
  • Events, leisure and culture
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle

Where's it happening?

Across the whole of Kirklees:

More information on what we're doing

Members of the public can share their views by attending one of the Open Days (a full list of dates and times is provided in the document attached) or taking part in a number of community events (details still to be arranged).

What happened?

This report includes the key findings from the Open Day consultation. The more detailed data is currently being collated.
The dvd is the result of our consultation with primary age children which was carried out by a professional artist using stopframe animation techniques.
The Young People's report was commissioned from the Our Voice project, facilitated by the IYCE team.

What difference did the work make?

Proposals for the future of the library service will be developed giving due consideration to the consultation results. Feedback received will help support the council's work on the Comprehensive Spending Review.
We have however been able to feedback user recommendations to each LIC. Many changes have already taken place and each location has created a "You Said, We Did" display documenting the changes.

Methods of involvement

MethodHowHow many peopleStartEnd
Face to faceYoung Advisors project5003-09-201203-11-2012
Face to faceArt project with primary school age childrenAs many as possible01-10-201203-11-2012
Face to faceOpen days at each Library and Information CentreAs many as possible04-09-201203-11-2012
Face to faceOpen days on mobile librariesAs many as possible03-09-201215-09-2012
Face to faceWork in communities with non-library usersAs many as possible17-09-201203-11-2012

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