County delight as new Library and Wiltshire Council building opens
By nhavergal | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 18:23
Crowds gathered this morning for the grand opening of Trowbridge Library and the new Wiltshire Council facilities.
Many people came to the opening of the new building which is part of a major re-development in Trowbridge.
Pupils from Newtown Primary School were present to help Wiltshire Council leader Jane Scott open the public centre.
Jane Scott said in her opening speech: "Our vision is to make better use of all our public buildings, making them practical, more efficient and welcoming to local people to use not just to access council services but to also use for community activities."
A cafe has also been built in the centre of County Hall for the public to use.
Many activities will be held at Trowbridge Library including this Saturday where children are invited to meet childhood character the Gruffalo.
Basil Nankiveill, the Community Librarian said: "It's going to be great for the whole community I want everyone to come and see it and be amazed. There are lots of community events happening over the next few months we have a whole programme so come in and find out."
Other events include guest storyteller and writer Neil Griffiths who will be sharing tales throughout the Family Fun Day Saturday, 15, September 2012.
Wiltshire Council's public services and library are now located in the same building to make it easier for the public to receive council support.
"I think it's nicer for the library to be part of something bigger and most importantly get the public who pay council tax to come in get services and information come to the library, have a coffee and have a reasonable lunch, and all in the public buildings that they support," Jane Scott added.
The new library now has more than 40,000 books and the latest DVDs to choose from.
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