A VILLAGE library has opened its doors to book lovers at a new venue.
Durrington Library has officially opened in the Robinson Room, at the village hall.
It comes after Wiltshire Council worked with Durrington Town Council to relocate the library, moving it from a Portacabin that had reached the end of its structural life.
An event was held on March 28 with representatives of Wiltshire Council, Durrington Town Council, staff and volunteers in attendance to formally open the library.
Ribbon cutting duties were performed by library volunteer, Christine Phelps, which was met by an excited round of applause.
Features at the new venue include new moveable shelving, a colourful children’s area and space for computers and a self-service kiosk.
The Robinson Room will continue to be used flexibly for meetings and events outside of library opening hours.
The opening hours at the new Durrington Library are unchanged:
- Monday – 10am to 5pm
- Tuesday – closed
- Wednesday – 10am to 5pm
- Thursday – closed
- Friday – 10am to 5pm
- Saturday – 10am to 1pm
Cllr Ian Blair-Pilling, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for libraries, said: “An important part of our Business Plan is to support people to keep physically, socially and mentally active and our library service is playing a central role in helping us achieve that.
“We’re so pleased to have worked in partnership with Durrington Town Council to provide a much-loved library in a more suitable location.
“Alongside our brilliant book lending offer, libraries also provide a range of important services to help support people in the local community. We’re always working hard to ensure our libraries maintain their relevance and this move will help Durrington Library thrive for years to come.
“I’d like to thank the town council, our staff and our fantastic volunteers for their hard work on this project, and we’re delighted with the customer feedback received already. Our dedicated team look forward to welcoming people through the doors.”
Cllr Graham Wright, chair of Durrington Town Council, added: “I’m so proud to be part of the team that provided a long term solution for our community, as essential services are vital to village life. I’d like thank everyone involved, particularly the brilliant volunteers, as this wouldn’t be possible without them.”
To contact the library, call 01980 652672, or email email@example.com.
For more information on Wiltshire Council’s library services, visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/libraries-home.