News and Updates
Libraries can be a catalyst for regeneration and contribute to vibrant high streets. Libraries can help businesses start and grow, creating new jobs, and providing access to start-up spaces, advice and resources.
In an effort to raise awareness and make a meaningful, long-term impact on the future of library funding, The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the EveryLibrary Institute are proud to launch LibrariesDeliver, an advocacy campaign that connects people from across England in support of their libraries thanks to funding from Arts Council England.
Gateshead library services’ programme of work supporting jobseekers in libraries contributes to the council’s portfolio for economy and employment support.
Suffolk libraries’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Information Service (MHIS) supports several areas of the Suffolk county council’s joint health and wellbeing strategy. This includes aiding prevention of ill health and mental ill health by encouraging Suffolk residents to become more active, and lead healthier lives with a better understanding of the links between physical and mental health.
Public libraries are a unique and valued public service.
A 2015 online poll showed that 90% of respondents felt their library service should be protected, whether or not they themselves were a regular user.