Book a place!
The newly refurbished Aylesbury Library is opening its doors – and the county council want people to come to a fun-packed family day from 11am on Saturday January 26 to help celebrate the occasion.
There will be storytelling, demonstrations of new equipment and a special guest appearance from the Gruffalo among the activities. The library has had a complete renovation to include many impressive new features and a total reworking of the space with new furniture throughout.
The new space includes:
> Better computing facilities with more power points for customers using their own devices.
> New self-service technology – so that customers can borrow and return books ‘quickly and easily’.
> A modernised children’s area with a colourful new sensory wall.
> Refurbished toilets and a new baby-changing area.
> A dementia-friendly layout.
> A new exhibition area and a new ‘well-being’ zone.
> Two new meeting rooms.
> Lots of new books and longer opening hours.
The county council says it is a ‘fantastic modern space in the heart of the town that the community can be proud of’ and which reflects the wider regeneration of this part of Aylesbury, which also includes proposals for a new hotel, new apartments and a new restaurant.
Noel Brown, Buckinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Engagement and Public Health, said: ‘I’m really proud of our newly refurbished Aylesbury library. It’s a modern, comfortable and inviting space with updated features that suit modern life better. We’ve got lots of lovely new books plus new features that will make life easier like the self-service terminals, more plug sockets and our dementia-friendly layout.
‘We’ve wanted to make a space the whole community can enjoy and can spend time in and all the facilities have had a full update. People may not know that we run a great timetable of regular activities, too, so please do come and join us for our opening event on Saturday January 26 and find out more.’