As a result of Government cuts to public spending, many other areas in the country have been forced to close libraries - which are valuable community resources.
In Hackney, we completed the refurbishment of Clapton library last year and the new library at Dalston will be opening soon.
Hackney Council wants to encourage more people into our libraries and make sure we provide the best possible service for residents.
There is a consultation underway on Libraries for Life. Please do take the time to fill this in - the deadline is 31st March 2011 and the survey is online here.