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Arnold Library’s official reopening after £300,000 investment

Arnold Library’s official reopening after £300,000 investment

Some exciting events are planned at the newly refurbished Arnold Library following a £300,000 investment.

On Saturday, November 21, the Official Reopening of Arnold Library will take place, following its recent modernisation programme.

Customers are benefiting from facilities which include a range of improvements such as new book stock, an enhanced children’s library, two new meeting rooms, solar roof panels, new windows, heating and ventilation, and new shelving.

Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “This significant investment at Arnold Library is part of our continued commitment to our libraries. Our Official Reopening event gives the community an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful new surroundings and enjoy a packed programme of exciting activities.”

Arnold is the latest library to benefit from the county council’s commitment to its library service.
In the last couple of years, Nottinghamshire County Council has been carrying out improvements at libraries including Newark, Bingham and Stapleford as part of its continued strategy for libraries to be modern, cultural and information hubs within their community.

Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman Councillor Sybil Fielding will officially reopen the library on Saturday, November 21 at 10.30am, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration cake.

Also during the day, there will be a Circus Skills programme including juggling, plate spinning and balloon modelling, which will take place between 10am and 3pm. The session is free and no booking is required and the library is inviting families to drop in at any time and try these circus skills.

In addition, there will also be an ’Arnold from the Archive’, exhibition by Arnold Local History group, with the following free talks:

· 11am Arnold’s Lost Heritage

· 12.30pm Arnold in the Paper

· 2pm Arnold’s Mighty Army

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