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New library showcases facilities at open day

Posted on Saturday 24th September 2011 at 2:27 pm by SH (Editor)

Patchway Library Open Day

The new Patchway Library within the Severnvale Locality Hub in Rodaway Road, Patchway, showcased its impressive facilities to the local community last Tuesday (20th September).

Members of the public and representatives of local organistaions were treated to refreshments, while staff were on hand to increase awareness of the full range of services available at the bright and modern new library, which replaces the previous building demolished to make way for the hub.

During the construction of the hub, Patchway Library was housed in the Casson Centre, between the Community Centre and the offices of Patchway Town Council.

Notable features of the new library include a number of large TV screens that promote library services and upcoming events in and around Patchway and a bank of internet-connected PCs available for use by library visitors.

The library stages a series of regular events, including pre-school storytime, rhyme time for babies and toddlers and reading groups for adults and children. Computer courses and one-to-one IT and family history sessions can also be arranged.

During October, the library will be hosting a number events that form part of South Gloucestershire Council’s ‘Active Mind’ month. More details in our Patchway What’s On Guide.

Photo: Becky Preece (Senior Library Assistant, left) pictured with Emma Fisher (Librarian) in the new Patchway Library.

More photos from the Library Open Day: album; slideshow (PicasaWeb)

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One Response to “New library showcases facilities at open day”

  1. Patchway Bloke Says:

    I have visited the Library and was very impressed. I will be visiting as often as I can, and I hope that the community takes advantage of this positive facility!

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