Rochdale Borough Library Strategy Consultation - Children and Young People Survey

Closed 28 Apr 2013

Opened 21 Feb 2013

Feedback expected 31 Aug 2013


This survey is just for school aged children and young people.  We want to know your views about public libraries in Rochdale Borough.  We are not asking about your school library. If you want to complete the more detailed questionnaire please go to:

Public Libraries have a special role.  They provide safe spaces that are open and welcoming to all, they also provide access to information and knowledge.  Great libraries make peoples lives better.  They are places where people can come together to take part in community activities to learn, to gain knowledge or simply to read for pleasure. 

The Council need to make cost savings of £45 million over 2 years. We need your feedback to help us shape the future of library services in the Borough.
The consultation will seek public, partner and staff views on how they currently use libraries and how that may change in the future, contributing to the Rochdale Borough Libraries Strategy.

We are interested in the views of all children and young people in the borough, including those that do not currently use a public library.

What Happens Next

Completion of the Library Strategy Consultation - Children and Young People Survey

Thank you for your consultation responses, consultation is now closed.

We received 50 responses to the survey. 28 of the respondents have used a library in the last 12 months with 22 not used a library.  Half of the responses were from males and half from females.

By far the most common method to getting to the library was by walking.

Thank you again if you took part in this survey.  Further details will be available within the next few months about the consultation response, and developments of the library service.


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  • Children & Young People


  • Service Planning