New-look Beeston library set to re-open its doors
Beeston Library will reopen tomorrow (Saturday 5 August) following extensive refurbishment.
The library closed last year to enable a series of improvements to the building’s infrastructure, including:
• New roof, windows, ceiling, lights, flooring and heating system.
• New shelving and a re-design of public spaces for modern library use.
• Reopening of the original main entrance on Foster Avenue.
• Discovery room – a space for hands on learning, creativity and innovation
• Improvements to the meeting areas and exhibition spaces.
The refurbishment is part of the commitment to creating innovative and modern spaces will see the venue become one of four flagship libraries in Nottinghamshire. Other flagship libraries which Inspire run on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council are West Bridgford, Mansfield and Worksop.
Beeston library will benefit from an extensive arts and cultural programme including exhibitions, learning activities, workshops, performance, community and family events.
The library will also most importantly benefit from a significant injection of new book stock including adults, children’s, fiction and non-fiction.
Councillor John Cottee, the new Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council's Communities and Place Committee, welcomed the re-opening of the library. He said,
"It’s great to see this library re-opening its doors as it’s an vital hub for the local community.
“ I hope the various improvements and the library’s revamp will make for an even better environment for local people to read, learn and benefit from the many activities and events which take part here."
Full details will soon be released of the programme of activities to celebrate the reopening including family theatre, art exhibitions, family art workshops, the annual Summer Reading Challenge for children and the return of regular events such as Rattle, Rhyme and Roll for the under 5s. The library will officially be opened on 9 September with a Family Fun Day.