Public libraries need lots of things. A new government strategy may not be the first that comes to mind. But the hope is that it will keep public libraries on the map, and offer some useful ideas – and action.

We’ve now reached a staging post. Baroness (Liz) Sanderson has completed her task of compiling information. This has now gone to the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media & Sport). The DCMS will now write the strategy, expected next year.

TLC has been very much part of the process so far. We have met Liz Sanderson (read about it in our magazine, issue no 104, page 7) and attended a meeting of relevant organisations.

We have also contributed our own evidence. Here it is.

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