Last Friday, Amber met with Cllr Keith Glazier, Leader of East Sussex County Council, who led her on a tour of the newly refurbished Hastings Library. Hastings Library, Brassey Institute in Claremont, reopened to the public on Friday 2 March 2018.
Hastings Library is a Grade II-listed building which has now been completely refurbished in a multi-million pound East Sussex County Council scheme. The Library has new furniture, more computers, and improved toilet facilities. The public computers provide free access to the Internet, training courses, online reference materials and research programs for family history.
The library will also host a range of children’s activities including Code Clubs, Rhymetime and Storytime. Similarly, adults can join IT For You to develop computer skills or ask for help in a Computer Buddy session.
In addition to offering a wide range of books to borrow, the library will hold a range of reference information for study of the local area, as well as DVDs, health and wellbeing resources and reminiscence resources.
“I was delighted to meet with Kirsty and Stephen from the library as well as Cllr Glazier to have a tour of the wonderful library. The refurbishment will undoubtedly draw new people into our libraries and it has enhanced what is already a beautiful building.
“Our local library’s courses and opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and computer skills are a fantastic addition to our community. I have even got my own library card so can enjoy the facilities myself!
“I believe that libraries provide a vital public service for the community and I am delighted that our newly-refurbished library in Hastings will be open just in time for our local children to dip into six books for the Summer Reading Challenge.”
Notes to editors: Amber is pictured with Cllr Keith Glazier in Hastings Library in front of artwork designed by Sir Quentin Blake especially for the library.