New chapter opening for Broughton as library welcomes public from Friday
The new Broughton library will be opened by Councillor Ivan Glover, the Mayor of North Lincolnshire, on Friday (Sept 21).
It has been created at the village hall, in the centre of the town.
The new library replaces the mobile facility that will be withdrawn tomorrow (Thursday Sept 20).
Also in attendance at Friday's opening will be Andrew Percy, the Brigg and Goole MP; the Town Mayor of Broughton, Councillor Keith Portess; and Councillor Arthur Bunyan, who represents Broughton and Appleby on North Lincolnshire Council, alongside Councillor Glover.
Interested members of the public have an open invitation to attend the ceremony at 11.30am.
The library will be open between 10.30am and 1pm for people to look around the new facility.
A single storey extension was built on to the village hall to make room for the new library and community facility.
There will be much more available at the new location, including a wide range of books for children and adults, including large print and audio; free wi-fi; computers for public use; a self-service kiosk; and events and activities throughout the year.
Initially, it will be open 15 hours a week. But, with help from more volunteers, North Lincolnshire Council says it can extend the opening hours.
Anyone interested should contact Janet Stopper on 01724 297790.
From Saturday 22 September, the library will be open: Monday, 9.30am to 12 noon; Wednesday, 1pm to 6pm; Thursday, 1pm to 6pm; Saturday 9.30am to 12 noon.
People who used the mobile library service and cannot get to the new library may be eligible for a home library service.
Councillor Glover said: "The new library will greatly benefit Broughton and surrounding area residents.
"Housed in a brand new extension, next to the Village Hall, it provides the ideal location, right in the centre of the town, with easy access.
"The mobile library service has, over the years, served Broughton residents well.
"But the new facility is much better and gives people a real community feel about the place.
"It’s not just a library, it’s a community facility for all to enjoy."