East Leake Library is set to become the 11th Community Partnership Library in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire County Council and its cultural partner Inspire are proposing exciting plans to develop the library service in East Leake within its current premises, next to the Health Centre on Gotham Road.
Working in partnership with Rushcliffe Borough Council the borough council’s customer services team will move into the library, offering information and advice to residents and visitors on a range of services offered by the councils and other partners. The partnership will allow costs to be shared and opening hours to be increased – giving library users more opportunity to visit.
East Leake Library currently has over 30,000 visitors a year and loans over 50,000 books and other items to customers.
Councillor John Cottee, Communities and Place Committee Chairman at Nottinghamshire County Council said:
“We are committed to our library service, ensuring they are in the heart of their community, and this initiative is part of our plan to maintain our network of libraries across the county.
“This proposal to work with the borough council provides a great opportunity to give greater access to our library provision in East Leake, with potential for greater community participation.”
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Debbie Mason said: “We are delighted to be supporting our partners Nottinghamshire County Council and Inspire in extending the opening hours of the East Leake Community Partnership Library through the relocation of our Customer Services team in the area.
We always look for ways to work with our partners to improve services for residents and stakeholders across Rushcliffe.”