Mobile library service changes to go ahead

The redesign of Kent’s mobile library service is to go ahead, following a public consultation. KCC’s proposals are intended to provide a more efficient and effective service at a lower cost to the county council. They were endorsed by the council’s Growth and Economic Development Committee and the six-week consultation was launched on 22 January.…

Heritage at the heart of Dartford library restoration

Dartford’s much-loved Central Library is to have its centenary year marked in grand style with a £650,000 restoration, celebrating its heritage and historic roots. Kent County Council agreed a refurbishment proposal for the 100-year-old library after a six-week public consultation showed huge support for it to reflect the heritage and past glories of the building.…

Get connected to free Wi-Fi in all Kent libraries

Visitors to any of Kent’s 99 libraries can now get online with free Wi-Fi. It has been made possible after Kent County Council secured full funding from Arts Council England to complete the roll-out of free Wi-Fi across all library buildings in the county. Of the 99 libraries in Kent, 33 already provide free Wi-Fi.…

Book your place to sell in library

Businesses are being offered the chance to sell their wares in a new scheme by Kent County Council. Sellers of Kentish products are being given the opportunity to run their own pop-up shops at Ramsgate Library. The trial will run on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays on March 17, 18, 19; March 31 and April 1,…

Mobile library service: Redesigning for the future

Kent’s mobile library service is proposed to be redesigned with the aim of providing a more efficient service at a lower cost to the county council. The proposals were discussed at a meeting of KCC’s Growth and Economic Development Committee on Tuesday (12 January), and are in the context of the significant financial pressure that…

Last chance to have a say on libraries consultation

An extensive 12-week public consultation on KCC’s plans to modernise its Libraries, Registration and Archives service by the creation of a charitable trust closes next week (Wednesday, 8 April). Since the consultation’s launch on 12 January, KCC’s Libraries, Registration and Archives service has organised a series of 27 roadshows across the county to give Kent…