‘Our libraries are at the heart of our local communities and it is essential that they are protected and sustainable’ – councillor

Cllr Cheryl Johnston has been appointed to the Board of Libraries NI

COUNCILLORS on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council have congratulated Councillor Cheryl Johnston following her appointment to the Board of Libraries NI.

Cllr Johnston’s term on the Board will run for the duration of the current Council and she joins 18 other members from a wide range of disciplines across the community, civic and voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland.

As Chair of Council’s Direct Services Committee and a member of its Borough Growth Committee, Cllr Johnston brings with her a wealth of experience in issues around community planning and governance.

Other roles held by Cllr Johnston include appointments to the Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) Board, Coastal Management Forum, Mid & East Antrim Community Advice Services, Mid & East Antrim ‘In Bloom’ Partnership and the Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP).

Cllr Johnston said: “I am delighted to take up an appointment on behalf of the citizens of Mid and East Antrim to the Board of Libraries NI.

“It is a great honour that I can be involved in helping the organisation deliver a range of public services which are fit for purpose in modern society and accessible to everyone.

“Our libraries are at the heart of our local communities and it is essential that they are protected and sustainable, but also that they are well used. The importance of libraries to lifelong learning, social cohesion and our sense of belonging is something I am passionate about promoting during my term on the Board.”

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