LIBRARY users across Kerry are currently being invited to have their say on the future direction of the county's library services.
As Kerry Library prepares its Development Plan for 2013-2018, customers, members of the public and interested groups are being asked to make submissions on what they want from the public library service in Kerry.
The finished plan will outline key objectives for the libraries in Kerry, amongst them the promotion of reading, the development and improvement of library infrastructure, services for socially excluded and marginalised communities, services to rural areas, arts and heritage programming, resources for children and schools and the promotion and preservation of Kerry local history and archives.
At present, Kerry's library service provides a range of services in addition to its primary role of book lending, among them exhibitions, children's activities, historical lectures, literacy support and lifelong learning initiatives. According to county librarian, Tommy O'Connor, however, it is hugely important that every person who uses or will use the library service in Kerry makes their views known on what they require from the service.
"I would encourage all those interested to make a submission. It's important that everyone's voice is heard," he said. Submissions can be made in writing to Kerry Library, Moyderwell, Tralee or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for making submissions is Monday, October 1.