Announcing publication of Libraries Deliver: Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016-2021
James Pearson writes about the development of internally commissioned library services in Kent.
More workshops added and information on how to send your questions to the Taskforce panel at our sector forums.
Sue Crowley, Strategic Manager of library services in Somerset, writes about the evolution of their commissioning model
Janet Doran, managing director of First for Wellbeing, who deliver library services in Northamptonshire, writes about how libraries are at the frontline of their work in communities
An update on the Taskforce's sector forums including the workshop sessions.
Paul Blantern, Chair of the Libraries Taskforce, shares his reflections on 2016 and looks ahead to a packed work programme in 2017
Mark Freeman writes about the refurbishment and reopening of Yarm library.
Library blogger, Leon Bolton shares his thoughts on the way the world of public libraries in England is evolving
Jonathan Lindley, head of the Public Service Mutuals team, writes about public service mutuals and expands on DCMS plans to support services who wish to investigate options
Research into community managed libraries, and the creation of a peer support network