We are excited to announce the opening of the new library in Denny this November! Designed following extensive community consultation, the new 480sqms library will offer a bright, welcoming, modern and flexible social space which aims to meet the changing needs of the local community. Facilities in the library include; a large community room, informal seating, a dedicated children’s area, free public internet access and over 3000 new books.
Lesley O’Hare, Culture and Libraries Manager said
“We know that libraries are valued and well-loved but they also have to evolve in order to continue to meet the needs of the communities they serve. Our vision for the new Denny Library is that it will be a lively community hub in the heart of the town. Libraries are no longer just about books and we believe that we have created a dynamic environment for leisure and learning relevant for the digital age. We look forward to welcoming customers old and new to explore and share this wonderful new facility.“
The £120K library fit out, will provide new shelving, furniture and fittings and is scheduled to take place during the week commencing 28 November. This will be undertaken by Glasgow based ‘The Design Concept’ who have led the way in a number of big library projects across the UK. The temporary library facility will close for good on 28 November to give staff time to relocate over 10,000 books, dvds and audio books into the new building, book return dates have been delayed to accommodate this closure. If everything goes according to plan the new library will open 5 December and we hope to see there.
Linda Fotheringham and the Denny library team hope to welcome local people during the opening week to explore the new purpose built facility. Linda says "as local person, I hope people love the new library as much as I do and maybe inspired to join-up if not already one of the 2,000 members – it’s a simple process, just bring along some ID detailing your name and address.”
After the settling in period, the library will be hosting a number of events and activities across the year so keep tuned into the library for further details. Denny Library - a new hub for the community.
Wednesday, 26th October 2016