Dunmow's new library to be officially opened by Essex County Council chairman

PUBLISHED: 13:15 24 July 2009 | UPDATED: 07:18 30 May 2010

DUNMOW S new library is to be officially opened by the chairman of Essex County Council, Cllr Elizabeth Hart, on Thursday (July 30). The £1million library, which is situated opposite the Co-Op in White Street, has been busy ever since it opened to the pub

DUNMOW'S new library is to be officially opened by the chairman of Essex County Council, Cllr Elizabeth Hart, on Thursday (July 30).

The £1million library, which is situated opposite the Co-Op in White Street, has been busy ever since it opened to the public on June 22.

Readers have been enjoying the big increase in the choice of books and DVDs, the extended opening hours, and the fantastic atmosphere of the new building. Borrowers can issue and return their books through the latest in self-service technology

The good news has travelled fast and in the first four weeks of opening 823 people have joined - an amazing 30 per cent increase in the library membership.

And with more than double the floor space of the old library, the building is proving itself a great asset to the community.

Uttlesford District Council has moved in with a help desk, and Essex Police is conducting twice weekly surgeries. The meetings rooms available for hire are already proving popular.

The county council's cabinet member for adults, heath and community wellbeing, Cllr Finch, said: "Dunmow has been waiting a long time for this new library, and it is wonderful to know how much it is being welcomed and appreciated.

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