South Dublin Libraries has launched an exciting new development plan, ‘Our Library, Our Future’, which sets out a strategy for making the library more relevant, innovative, and impactful for the community. The plan, adopted by South Dublin County Council, covers the period from 2023 to 2027 and recognizes the vital role that libraries play in society.
Speaking at the launch of the development plan at Tallaght Library’s Family Fun Day, Cllr Emma Murphy, Mayor of South Dublin, said the plan “highlights how libraries will continue to engage, inspire, and empower our citizens and our staff. It emphasizes the importance of curating and creating our local heritage, ensuring that the communities of tomorrow have a reference point when trying to find out about the history of the area in which they live, work, or study.”
‘Our Library, Our Future’ is a living document, and the South Dublin County Council invites the community to contribute their thoughts and ideas to co-create with the library service. County Librarian, Paul Fusco, said that the plan is the start of a five-year conversation between the library and the community on how to grow the library service together.
The plan includes an ambitious aspiration statement, key development areas, and details on the leadership and capabilities needed for success. Library users and non-users alike are invited to share their ideas and suggestions via an online portal accessible through QR codes on display across the library network and on www.southdublinlibraries.ie. South Dublin County Council passionately believes that the library is essential for our future and that libraries can play a vital role in informing, inspiring, and empowering our communities.
Source: South Dublin County Council