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Library Review

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Image of books in a libraryPowys County Council announced a review of its library provision in early February on the basis that the service had been tasked with saving £200k during the financial year ahead.

However, following extensive public consultation, the service has won a reprieve of one year in which to come up with solutions.  

The council is seeking support and funding ideas from Powys residents, communities, town and community councils, partner agencies, charities and local businesses so that plans can be put in place to sustain its current library service, and retain its current branch and mobile provision.

The £200k savings target still applies but the service has a year to come up with solutions.  Please do have your say by looking at the costs involved for each branch and reading our consultation paper and then complete the survey.   

A number of daytime sessions took place at the beginning of February with the Portfolio Holder for libraries, the Principal Librarian and Head of Service. These sessions provided residents with a chance to ask questions and contribute ideas around how to sustain each of the smaller ten branches.    

Feedback from these sessions is available here:

Hay and Talgarth Feedback Monday 4 February 2019 [267KB]

Llanfair Caereinion and Llanfyllin Feedback Tuesday 5 February 2019 [270KB]

Knighton and Presteigne Feedback Wednesday 6 February 2019 [273KB]

Llanwrtyd Wells and Builth Wells Feedback Thursday 7 February 2019 [273KB]

Llanidloes and Rhayader Feedback Friday 8 February 2019 [273KB]

A feedback form and a paper survey are available in all branch and mobile libraries until Sunday 28 April, 2019.

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