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New Public Library Strategy 2018 - 2022

Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities, the new public library strategy

The new public library strategy 2018-2022, Our Public Libraries 2022, Inspiring, Connecting and Empowering Communities was launched on 14th June 2018, by Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, at DLR LexIcon Library. It sets out a progressive plan for public library services for the next five years to improve access, use and visibility of the library as an essential community service, securing its long-term sustainability and developing a multi-functional library service that meets the needs and expectations of a modern society.

Over the next five years, public libraries will expand their reach at the heart of communities and their contribution to the social, economic and cultural wellbeing and deliver services of relevance to all ages, with skilled and knowledgeable staff supporting and enabling the users.

The vision for the new strategy is public libraries as attractive and welcoming spaces where all members of the community can access knowledge, ideas and information, and where people can reflect, connect and learn.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who engaged in the public consultation phase of the strategy.   

Download the new strategy in English or Irish 



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