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Consultation on public libraries

Ore Library
East Sussex County Council have opened public consultation to seek views on changes to their library service, including the closure of Ore Library in Hastings and 6 other libraries across the county.
 
Under the plans, the council would focus on improving child and adult literacy, supporting the economy, better health and wellbeing and increasing digital inclusion. It would do this with an enhanced e-library service; outreach work taking it where it is most needed; and work with children's centres and community venues.
 
It also plans to cut its mobile library service and instead provide support to those who are unable to travel through the Home Library Service. A new community library card would also be available, allowing the borrowing of books in venues such as village halls or community centres.
 
The public consultation runs until 14 December 2017 and can be found on East Sussex County Council's website.

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