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Consultation event in Stone on library proposals

A drop-in consultation event is being held at Stone library on Tuesday 9th September on the county council’s proposals for a radical shake-up of the library service.

The event is being held between 3pm and 6pm.

On Friday, county staff will also be at the Co-Op on the High Street between 10am and 4pm.

Twenty-four libraries in the county could be run by local communities under the plans, with the county withdrawing from management and staffing. Stone library isn’t one of them and services would continue to be provided at the Market Square library by the county council, with the potential for other public sector partners to use the space and with “opportunities to be more flexible” to the needs of the Stone community.

The county wants to introduce different tiers of library in what it says are proposals to “meet shifting demand and safeguard the service for the future”.

Library Extra – at Burton, Tamworth, Lichfield and Newcastle

Library Core – at STONE, Cannock, Rugeley, Uttoxeter, Burntwood, Biddulph, Cheadle, Leek, Clayton, Kidsgrove, Codsall, Perton, Wombourne, Eccleshall and Stafford

Library Local – at the county’s other 24 libraries.

You can complete the consultation survey on the county’s plans HERE

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