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Ellesmere Library Open Afternoon

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Shropshire Council is inviting local residents, community enterprises and other organisations to an open afternoon to find out more and help develop the future of Ellesmere Library and Customer Service Point.

The event is being held on Tuesday 25th August between 3pm and 6pm at Ellesmere Library, Victoria Street and is an opportunity for library users and local residents to meet with officers to find out more about the vision for the delivery of library and customer services and to share their thoughts on future opportunities for the service.

This is also an opportunity for community enterprises and other organisations to visit the library to look around, talk to staff and find out more about its valuable work, with a view to seeing whether there is a synergy with their own work that could complement the library and customer service point with other community-based services in Ellesmere.

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet member with responsibility for libraries, said:

“As a result of financial pressures, we, alongside other councils, face lots of challenges over the coming months and years, meaning that we constantly need to look at the way we do things to ensure that valuable services are delivered in the best and most sustainable way possible.

“Libraries play a big part in the well-being of our communities every day. We are keen to work with local people and organisations to try to find the best solutions to meeting the needs of that local community so that their library can continue to flourish. We look forward to hearing everyone’s ideas.”

Ellesmere library and hosts a small Customer Service Point. In addition to the traditional book, video and audio loans, the library provides free public access computers and a range of activities, including those focused on health and well-being.

Councillor Ann Hartley, local member for Ellesmere Urban said:

“The library is an important asset, I would encourage anyone with ideas on how the library can become sustainable for future years to attend and discuss their ideas with the Shropshire Council staff.”

For more information regarding Ellesmere Library or the open afternoon please contact Teresa Eccleston 01691 677338 or Teresa.eccleston@shropshire.gov.uk