Ceredigion residents can have their say on library services in Aberaeron.

There's a chance to voice opinions on the proposed relocation of the library and in-person customer services.

These proposals are part of Ceredigion County Council's ongoing review of building usage aimed at providing streamlined, central services to locals.

The council has been considering the uses of County Hall in Aberaeron.

This building already hosts a library service and in-person customer service, which provides public advice and assistance.

The relocation would provide them with a more modern library space that includes a makerspace.

This dedicated area would allow library users to use shared resources like advanced sewing machines, 3D printers, Internet of Things sensors, and more for creative activities.

The makerspace could also be used for training and group workshops.

The council is keen to make the best use of all buildings and adapt them to meet the changing needs of Ceredigion's residents.

Additionally, the library relocation proposal is being approached with sustainability in mind.

If it goes ahead, the council aims to reduce the library's carbon footprint through advances in renewable energy and efficiencies gained from co-locating services.

This all aligns with the council's Net Zero ambitions and it aims to improve the services offered to the entire community.

Councillor Catrin M S Davies, Ceredigion's cabinet member for customer contact, ICT and digital, said about the proposal: "As a cabinet we are keen to deliver as many services to Ceredigion residents as possible and to deliver those services sustainably and efficiently.

"We want to do this in collaboration with residents and consulting with the public in this way allows us to hear everybody’s views on the potential changes."

The proposed improvements for Aberaeron include a larger library with more work space for users, a dedicated children's library collection and reading area, updated technology for users and staff, and a new reception area to help the wider community with council related inquiries, library loans, and community use.

Residents who want to voice their opinions on these changes can visit the council's website.

Paper copies of the consultation are also available at Aberystwyth, Lampeter, Aberaeron, and Cardigan libraries.

For other formats, you can contact the CLIC Contact Centre.