Crawley Library chalks up birthday milestone

Crawley Library
Crawley Library

Crawley Library is celebrating ten years this month since the building opened.

Various events and activities will be taking place during December to mark the occasion.

During the decade it’s been open, the library has welcomed more than 1,000 visitors a day on average.

A special exhibition showing the history of the library was launched at the beginning of the month and the library will be having a day of celebration on Friday (December 14).

On the same day visitors are also invited to try coding using a BBC micro:bit.

These are tiny computers which will be available to borrow from all West Sussex libraries in February 2019.

There will be two free bookable sessions for adults during the day from 11am to 12noon and 1.30pm to 2.30pm and a children’s drop in after school from 3pm to 4.30pm.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “Crawley Library has become a real hub for the community since it moved buildings in 2008.

“As well as being a place where people can borrow books, visitors can now use eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Since the introduction of these eProducts, there have been more than 600,000 downloads.

“As well as coming along to these special events in December, I would also really encourage people to try some of the regular events that take place at the library for example reading groups, ‘Knit and natter’, ‘Bookworms’ for children and ‘Computer Buddy’ sessions for adults.”

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