October 1st, 2016

New Bromsgrove Library enjoys record visitor numbers in its first month

New Bromsgrove Library enjoys record visitor numbers in its first month New Bromsgrove Library enjoys record visitor numbers in its first month
Updated: 5:05 pm, Jan 21, 2016

BROMSGROVE’S new library which opened in the new hub on the site of the former Parkside School building has already enjoyed record attendances.

More than 16,000 visits have been recorded in the first month and the library has also gained 197 new members.

As well as the usual loaning of books, Bromsgrove Library, which opened on November 30 offers free internet access, regular and holiday children’s activities, adult learning courses and a meeting room available for hire.

Nicki Hitchcock, Bromsgrove Library Manager said: “We love our new library – it’s so light and airy and is such a great place to work.

“But what is really great is that our customers clearly really like it too.

“We have had lots of positive feedback, children who don’t want to leave and a record number of new members joining.

“It is a great start to the new year.”

Coun Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for localism and communities, said it was great news, adding the new library had already also opened up opportunities for new partnerships and had provided much-needed extra space which enabled it to respond to the community’s needs.

“The new library also comes with new opportunities for volunteering with lots of roles on offer.

“I would really encourage a visit if you haven’t already.”

Visit the libraries section of the http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk website for more information.

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