Have your say on York’s libraries!

The council has launched a 14-week consultation with residents about library services in the city. In 2019 the council is due to enter into a new contract for library services and wants to hear from residents about their future needs to help inform the contract.

Residents can take part in the survey online at www.york.gov.uk/consultations , or can pick up a paper form at their local library.

Dringhouses library

The survey is seeking feedback on the proposed vision and the range of library buildings to meet residents’ needs. In addition, the council wants to understand future needs, gauge volunteer capacity and ask whether or not people want to see other services co-located in libraries.

Have your say!

Councillor Ann Reid, interim executive member for culture, leisure and tourism, said: “It is important that we really understand what residents would like to see for the future of their library services and whether our vision for the service and the buildings is on the right lines. I would urge everyone to take this chance to let us know their views.”

Liberal Democrats on City of York Council recently secured support for a motion aimed at securing existing library services in York. The motion, which was backed by Green and Labour councillors, called on the Executive to consult on a proposed vision for the future that includes the provision of locally-based and sustainable library services that meet residents’ needs and a commitment that there will be no reduction in the total number of staffed libraries across the city.

Conservative councillors opposed the motion.

What’s on in York: Make a mural of York Minster at Dringhouses Library on Friday

Dringhouses Library :

Fri 3 Nov :

3.00pm – 5.00pm :

£2 per child/£5 family ticket

Artist Anna Harding will help you make a mural of the wonderful York Minster, to help decorate Dringhouses Library. Make the Minster, and then make a picture of yourself to go in the mural! Sponsored by York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS).

Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.

This event is aimed at 4-12 year old.

For further information please call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or email dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.

What’s on in York: Animal Agents – can you solve the mystery?

 

Dringhouses Library :
Thu 31 Aug :
11.30am – 12.30pm
£2

AnimalagentsThe Animal Agents have found more mysteries in the library. Come along and take part in our crafts, games and puzzles and help to solve them.

This event is suitable for 5-11 years old.

Booking is in person through any Explore York Library or by telephone at  York Explore Library on (01904) 552828 or  Acomb Explore Library on (01904) 552651

 

 

What’s on in York: E library @ Dringhouses

Dringhouses Library :

Tue 25 Jul :

2.15pm – 3.15pm :

Free

E -libraryDid you know that you can read books for free on your computer or mobile device via the Explore E-library? Let us show you how to get started with this free one-hour session.

Free. Booking is essential. Please contact the library to reserve your place.

For more information call Dringhouses Library on (01904) 552674 or dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk.