Final touches to Wymonhdham library

The final touches are being made to Wymondham's new library ahead of its opening to the public on Monday November 10. Furniture is being delivered, IT equipment installed and thousands of books put on shelves at the £2 million landmark building next to Central Hall, in Back Lane.

The final touches are being made to Wymondham's new library ahead of its opening to the public on Monday November 10.

Furniture is being delivered, IT equipment installed and thousands of books put on shelves at the £2 million landmark building next to Central Hall, in Back Lane.

Jennifer Holland, the county council's head of libraries, said: “The new library is twice the size of the former library building in Wymondham and will be such an asset to the local community. As well as more PCs and vastly more books, there will be an express library featuring a selection of popular books, a comfortable area with sofas where people can stay and read, and a large children's area with a selection of toys.”

Construction began in September 2007 and building work was completed a year later, with improvements to the car park and adjacent pathways and lighting also being carried out.


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The library at Becket's Chapel on the High Street in Wymondham, which had loaned books to the local community for 60 years, closed its doors for the last time last Saturday. Staff will transfer across to the new library and will be available to show people facilities in the new building.

Cllr John Gretton, cabinet member for cultural services, said: “A huge amount of work and planning has gone into making the new library welcoming and convenient to use for all the people of the Wymondham area. The builders have done a wonderful job and I hope they are looking forward as much as I am to seeing their building bustling with both established and new library users enjoying all the books and new technology.”

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A short opening ceremony will take place immediately before the library opens its doors to the public at 1.45pm.

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