New look Bletchley library reopens
Thursday 15 March 2018
Popular Bletchley Library this week (12 March) re-opened its doors customers following an extensive refurbishment.
The new library had been closed for eight months but has reopened with the following facilities:
- Adult, teenage and children’s book collections
- Computers, printing and IT services including free Wi-Fi and access to online eLibrary services
- Room hire
- Home Library Service
- Storytimes and Children’s hours
- Knit and Natter group
The £700k modernisation project has been funded by Section 106 Grant Funding and West Bletchley Town Council.
Bletchley Library is the second busiest library in MK borough and issues around 90,000 books a year and has around 81,000 visits a year. More than 4,000 residents in Bletchley are members of the library.
Milton Keynes Mayor, Councillor David Hopkins, performed the official ribbon cutting ceremony.
Councillor Liz Gifford, the Cabinet member responsible for libraries, said, “We are investing in our libraries in Milton Keynes and we are really excited to be re-opening the newly refurbished Bletchley Library.
“The new library will provide a fun and vibrant space for the customers to use. We have worked closely with the local Town Councils to provide a state of the art library including a new rentable community meeting room. Look out for the massive jungle themed mural in the Children’s Library. It’s brilliant!”
Everyone is welcome to the opening and light refreshments will be available. Come along and have a look at the bright new library in Bletchley and new members are always welcome.