Have your say on library services

Library users are being asked what they think about Merton council’s library services and how they could be improved to meet people’s needs.

All visitors to each of the seven award-winning libraries across the borough will be asked to complete a short survey between Monday 3 October and Saturday 8 October.

The consultation must be completed in person at Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Morden, Pollards Hill, Raynes, Park, West Barnes or Wimbledon library.

Merton’s libraries offer a range of services and are renowned for their work with school children to improve literacy skills and for its pioneering volunteering model. Recent improvements include superfast Wi-Fi in all libraries and new self-service machines.

Merton council’s Cabinet Member for Community and Culture, Councillor Nick Draper said: “I want to encourage as many library users as possible to complete the survey about library services during their next visit to the library. This will help us to understand more about how people use the libraries and how we can improve services and encourage more people to sign up for library membership.”

Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win shopping vouchers and a family ticket for one of Merton Council’s fireworks displays, which are being held in Wimbledon Park and Morden Park in November.