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Help shape the future of Tower Hamlets' library service

  • Tower Hamlets' residents have the chance to shape the future of the borough's library service by taking part in a consultation
  • Have you say on Let's talk Tower Hamlets > by 5pm on Friday 29 January 

Until now, Tower Hamlets has kept its libraries and Idea Stores open in the face of continuing government cut that have seen 778 libraries close nationally.

Many continue to have high usage, partly because Tower Hamlets was one of the first local authorities to create community hubs that put a library, cafe, adult education classes, and computer access under one roof - known as Idea Stores.

The options being proposed also include a five-year plan to invest in four main Idea Stores in Chrisp Street, Bow, a new site in the Isle of Dogs to replace the Canary Wharf site, and at Idea Store Whitechapel. This investment will include redesigning areas of the buildings and continuing to develop the digital offering for our residents.

Posted on Thursday 21st January 2021