Will the community pilots have to take part in further consultation with their communities?
Not necessarily. It will be important that you are able to show widespread support for your idea but this won’t necessarily mean more consultation. We want to ensure the whole community has an opportunity to be involved in shaping how their library is delivered in their community and we will be able to advise and support you on this. We particularly want children and young people to be involved in the development of the pilots because they are a significant and growing proporation of our users. The public consultation also highlighted that people of all ages recognise the value of the library service for children and young people.