Leeds Central Library and the wider network of community libraries provide welcoming, non-stigmatised democratic spaces located at the heart of communities providing access to a free, universal, cradle to grave service and we pledge to build on these and continue to support the people of Leeds through:
· Promoting a lifelong love of reading as well as improving participation in other cultural and creative activities;
· Raising aspiration, building skills and supporting innovation so people can achieve their full potential, regardless of background. This includes the Business and IP service which is delivered in partnership with the British Library;
· Providing access to community space, a place for sharing knowledge and information and encouraging people to engage with, co-create and learn from each other;
· Providing access to trusted and practical support and advice to those who need it, e.g. through an information and signposting service delivered by skilled staff and hosting a programme of advice surgeries.