Click your mouse and give libraries a future
COUNCIL wants your say on how give its local library services a future.
Council's community services manager Sheila Stebbings said council was gathering information for a library services strategic plan which would give the Southern Downs libraries and its services direction.
"We want to get the right mix of traditional library use together with new online and digital resources and information," she said.
"Community members feel strongly about our libraries and have a range of needs to be met.
"We need people to express their views and give us suggestions about changes or additions to current library services."
The consultation process began in August and runs through until this Friday.
"Library staff have formulated a survey and we're asking people to go to the SDRC website and answer the questions," she said.
Ivan Hancock, who attended a recently held Killarney public information session, said he felt the meeting was a good starting point for gathering community opinion.
"I must admit I was a bit reluctant at first but the council and library staff were very informative and gave us the opportunity to air our views," he said.
"The meeting opened up the communication and I hope this continues.
"I feel that if you're concerned about something then you have to front up so I was happy that there were good numbers at the public meetings," he said.
Mrs Stebbings said the public information sessions had been completed but anyone who would still like to contribute can use the online engagement tool or fill out a survey at the three libraries within the Southern Downs - Warwick, Stanthorpe and Allora.
For those not inclined to use the online method they have hard copies of the survey available over the same time frame, and can be found at council libraries and community contact centres, WIRAC and selected shops and post offices.
You can also contact your local library to have a copy of the survey posted to you.
For more information go to http://www.sdrc.qld.gov.au and click on the button "have your say".