Jesmond’s residents have been invited to play an important role in making key decisions on what services should be delivered at Jesmond Library following the creation of a partnership between Newcastle City Council’s Library Service and Jesmond Community Leisure (JCL).
This exciting community partnership will give the city council an excellent opportunity to develop further community partnerships elsewhere in the city, and also help JCL to broaden its own service skills.
The city council’s library service will continue to provide a full range of traditional library services in the recently renovated and much-loved building.
At the same time JCL, the community-run charitable company that recently celebrated 20 years since re-opening the nearby Jesmond Pool, will provide support to library staff, recruit volunteers to help in the building, further develop community activity, and run a range of additional cultural and training activities.
Councillor Veronica Dunn, Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “This new working relationship with JCL is a great opportunity for us to develop our Partnership Library approach in Jesmond - and will enable us to build on what is already an excellent and much loved community library service.”
Glenn Armstrong, JCL’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have a new opportunity to develop activities for the benefit of local residents. I would be pleased to hear from any users or supporters of Jesmond Library, who might be interested in volunteering in the building to support the staff, or might have ideas on how future activities could be developed to enhance the library’s valued role in the community.”
For more information about JCL phone Glenn Armstrong on 0191 281 2482 or by email email@example.com.
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