Library Innovation Centres

Various locations

PROJECT STATUS: Work ongoing in 2024 for Sutton Library. Work finished for Kirkby Library. 
REGENERATION STRAND: Town Centres & High Streets
 Kirkby in Ashfield Library and Sutton in Ashfield Library

Innovation centres for Kirkby in Ashfield and Sutton in Ashfield libraries will help support residents  through multi-use hubs that through digital skills encourage innovation, learning, and community activity, as well as cultural programmes.

Kirkby in Ashfield Library opened a new learning and meeting space in June 2023, which was created on the upper floor of the building offering digital access. 

Sutton Library’s refurbishment works are planned for 2024 and will provide a venue for small business conferences, seminars, and networking through the refurbishment of a disused lecture theatre. 

Both Kirkby and Sutton innovation centres will provide an employability hub and a mobile unit will be used to offer digital learning in areas outside of the town centre. Community activity will include coffee and chat sessions. 

Charitable community benefit society Inspire has also, through its Adult Learning team, created a programme of adult and family learning courses with a focus on entry level digital skills.

Inside Kirkby in Ashfield Library
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