Evesham Library to adopt new 'Unlocked' model - The Evesham Observer

Evesham Library to adopt new 'Unlocked' model

Evesham Editorial 24th Feb, 2024   0

WORCESTERSHIRE’S new Libraries Unlocked model is now being rolled in Evesham.

Following the changes, library opening hours are extended outside of staffed hours, with the aim of giving residents increased access to facilities.

Once launched, library customers who are 15 and over will be able to upgrade to free Libraries Unlocked membership and use the library outside staffed opening hours from 8am and 8pm, Monday to Saturday.

Worcestershire County Council is inviting library members to an Introduction drop-in session to learn more about the changes which come into place on Monday, February 26.

To arrange a Libraries Unlocked induction visit Evesham Library and speak to a member of library staff or call 01905 822722 to make an appointment.

Worcestershire County Councillor Marcus Hart, cabinet member for communities said: I am thrilled Libraries Unlocked is coming to Evesham and urge you to drop by and learn how it works.

“Libraries Unlocked is a brilliant idea that empowers families, working parents, and the entire community to access the library at their convenience.”

The scheme has already been rolled out in nearby Droitwich Spa with many community workers praising its benefits.

A community worker in Droitwich commended the new model for allowing her to host flexible events in order to engage with the community.

Similarly, a youth worker was grateful for the service offering a flexible space for young people in the area to complete college work, meet with friends and even host music sessions in bookable meeting rooms.

The Standard reported back in July that 52 per cent of active library members in Droitwich had signed up to the new unlocked scheme.

Visit https://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/council-services/worcestershire-libraries/libraries-unlocked for more information.

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