A consultation started on 21 November on the draft Kent County Council Libraries, Registration and Archives strategy for the next three years, including a proposal to tier libraries and review library opening hours. As you may have seen in the local media, Kent County Council is looking at the future direction of Library, Registration and Archive services so that we can build a sustainable service for the future that maximises the positive benefits it can deliver. The public consultation will run until 29 January 2019 and we wanted you to be aware of this and encourage you to consider the draft strategy as we are keen for feedback from your perspective. We want to hear everyone’s views before a formal decision is taken. The draft strategy and the consultation questionnaire can be found online at www.kent.gov.uk/lrastrategy or paper copies are available in all Kent Libraries, Register Offices & Gateways.