Steve McCabe MP runs consultation with constituents on the future of local libraries

Steve McCabe MP is asking his constituents and meeting groups for their views on local libraries and what they mean to them and their community.

Steve has expressed concern about the future of local libraries in his constituency and Birmingham and has taken action by contacting constituents to find out what can be done to ensure that the valued services of libraries are not taken away from communities. Steve also met with the ‘Friends of Yardley Wood Library’ in his constituency to find out more about what they do and what support local groups can offer to strengthen their libraries.

Through his consultation, Steve hopes to find out what new services local libraries can offer to make sure that they stay relevant in the digital age and whether, in this age of massive cut backs, there is a role that volunteers can play in helping to maintain local library services.

Steve McCabe MP said:

“The scale of the cuts that local authorities have to make as a result of this Government's austerity programme is now becoming crystal clear. It is obvious that here in Birmingham our community libraries are going to be caught up in this financial nightmare. I want to do what we can to protect our local library services. I'm clear that it probably won't be possible to have no change but I'm interested in how creative we can be about hanging on to things that matter to us.”

To take part in Steve’s survey just click here

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