A TWELVE week consultation period will begin for the public to have their say on the future of Barnsley's library services.

The Let’s Talk Libraries consultation will open on Thursday June 21, and will call on communities to give their feedback to help shape the future of Barnsley’s library services.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to have their say on the proposed changes to the library service, which include revised opening hours and feedback on the council's draft library strategy.

Coun Jenny Platts said: “Over the last few years, we have been listening to the feedback given by our communities to help shape the future of our library services.

"It’s now important for people to tell us what they think of these proposals to ensure Barnsley’s library service evolves to meet these changing needs and we continue to provide the best possible library service to residents."

Changes that are made to service are likely to come into effect from 2019.