Strategy for Public Libraries, Public Consultation

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Minister RingThe Minister for Rural and Community Development, Mr. Michael Ring T.D., is seeking submissions in respect of the Government's new Public Library Strategy 2018-2022. The new Strategy will underpin the continued development of the public library system over the next five years and position the public library at the centre of the community, meeting the information, learning and cultural needs of individuals and communities. The new Strategy is being developed by the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Local Government Management Agency and Local Authorities.

Right: Minister Ring was joined by First Year students from Sandford Park School at Pearse Street Library in Dublin. (View larger image)

View an overview of the Strategy and relevant consultation documents

Submissions can be made online or by email or in writing to Libraries Development and Community Policy, Department of Rural and Community Development, Government Offices, Ballina, Co. Mayo, F26 E8N6. Tel. (096) 24258. Copies can also be obtained from your local library.

Public Consultation Response Form (pdf, 195kb, printable version)

We kindly ask that you provide any submissions or observations no later than 1st February 2018.


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