LIBRARY staff will hit the road later this week to answer your questions on a strategy that aims to improve the service.

Residents will be able to meet and talk to library colleagues and take part in the ongoing consultation as council staff visit areas including Heswall, Bidston and St James, Moreton, Seacombe, Liscard and Leasowe.

Extended until September 20, the consultation that started at the end of June invites residents to share their thoughts on the library service.

It asks those taking part what services are most important to them as well as what services people would like to see offered so that an attractive, relevant, modern and flexible library service can be delivered.

Residents can get involved and meet library staff on:

  • Friday (August 20): Heswall Library (green space outside the testing centre) from 10am to 12noon  
  • Friday (August 20): Little Beechwood Centre, from 10am to 11.30am
  • Friday (August 20): St James Centre (North Birkenhead Development Trust) from 11.30am to 1pm. 
  • Saturday (August 21): Lingham Park Moreton from 11.30am to 3.30pm.
  • Monday (August 23): Seacombe Children’s Centre from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
  • Tuesday (August 24): Heart of Egremont from 10am to 12noon.
  • Saturday (August 28): Leasowe Leisure Centre from 10am to midday​

More locations will be announced soon.

The consultation can also be filled in online or by requesting a paper copy.

Cllr Helen Cameron, chair of Wirral's tourism, communities, culture and leisure committee, said: "The 12-week library consultation gives residents a chance to help shape the service so that it is suited to the needs of the local community.

"I would encourage everyone to take part in the consultation - whether you use the library service or not - libraries are no longer just about books and buildings but about the people that you can meet, the activities you can do and the services you can access.

"Whichever way you take part, by having your say you can help tell the council what’s most important to you and what you need to access from your library service." 

Residents can complete the survey and have their say by filling in the questionnaire online or by requesting a paper copy.

For a paper copies residents’ should email or visit one of the council’s libraries which are currently open.

Opening times are published on the council’s website

To take part in the library consultation, visit the council’s Have Your Say website