£800k refurb for library

Stapleford library
Stapleford library

A family fun day will mark the official re-opening of Stapleford Library this weekend following a £800,000 refurbishment programme.

The Church Street library, which re-opened on Monday (November 25), now has new furniture, carpets, lights and heating – and there has been a major investment in the books.

Nottinghamshire County Council, which runs the library, has organised a fun dayu on Saturday (November 30), starting with a re-opening ceremony and featuring a live poetry performance from Lincolnshire poet laureate Joel Stickley.

There will also be an interactive storytelling session with Nicky Rafferty.

The council’s culture spokesman Cllr John Knight, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating with the whole community when the new-look library opens at the end of November.

“We want to thank the local community for their patience while the works have been going on and have enjoyed being based within the Carnegie Civic and Community Centre over recent months and are very grateful to Stapleford Town Council for its support.”