Library re-opens to the public on Tuesday 22 March following major improvement works
Stony Stratford Library will re-open next week, following a major remodelling and refurbishment of the building.
The project has been a partnership between Stony Stratford Town Council and Milton Keynes Council which contributed £100,000 towards the work. Local organisations including Friends of Stony Stratford Library (FOSSL) and Community Foundation have also supported with the installation of a kitchen on the first floor.
The two-storey building, which is owned by the Town Council, has undergone a range of changes to improve the layout and design, alongside a full redecoration. This includes moving the central stairwell to the side of the building to create larger, more open spaces.
Three-year-old Naomi inspected the Children’s Library and described the experience as ‘Good!’
Councillor Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: “This was a great partnership with the Town Council and it was important that we get it right for local people. Our combined investment has enabled the children’s library to expand, and this means more storytimes and events can be held in the building. We’ve also been able to create an out of hours community area allowing more people to benefit from this wonderful space.”
The purpose-built library has been there since 1975 when the building first opened. The 330 square metre library spans two floors, includes a dedicated children’s library and houses thousands of books alongside access to printers, scanners, and digital resources.
Stony Stratford Library will re-open to the public on Tuesday 22 March. The following weekend (26/27 March) the Mayor of MK will officially re-open the building during a series of events run by the Town Council. No booking is required.
Stony Stratford Library is one of nine Milton Keynes libraries that provide an open door to anyone seeking information, access to IT facilities or a space to study and meet. To learn more about MK’s libraries, please visit: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries