Due to reductions in Suffolk Libraries’ stock budget, we reviewed our online and physical reference stock in 2016 and made a number of changes. This has included cancelling some of our online subscriptions.
Kindly donated by wheeliebins.co.uk.
Suffolk Libraries and Suffolk County Council are launching a new initiative called Suffolk Libraries Local in March. This pilot scheme is being funded by Suffolk County Council and will bring improved access to literacy, information, digital skills, activities and learning opportunities to the heart of Suffolk’s communities.
On Thursday 9 February Suffolk County Council approved its budget for 2017-18 which includes a £200,000 reduction in the funding which Suffolk Libraries receives.
Newmarket Library’s unique racing collection will soon be getting a makeover after the Racing Foundation agreed to provide nearly £10,000 of funding to improve the way it is presented and preserved.
Mildenhall residents are being asked for their views on plans for a new ‘Mildenhall Hub’ which would involve a number of local services being delivered on one site, including the relocation of the library.
Discussions with Suffolk County Council about the libraries budget continue.
An article in the East Anglian Daily Times has revealed that crime and thriller novels and the books of Roald Dahl were particularly popular among library users in Suffolk last year.
The Newmarket Lions Club have kindly donated £1,000 to give Newmarket Library’s children’s area a fresh new look.
Suffolk Libraries have recently teamed up with local theatre company Red Rose Chain for a unique and exciting project to make a short film, looking at the relationship young people have with their local library and how their library can support their wellbeing.