Library set to open with extended hours after refurbishment

09:26 17 March 2014

Royston library

Royston library

Daniel Wilson

A library is set to reopen boasting improved facilities and longer opening hours.

The refurbished Royston Library is set to be unveiled on Wednesday 26 March after a major programme of improvements which include a dedicated area for local studies; an upgraded ICT area; a new teenage area and increased study and WiFi space.

The library has been redecorated, re-carpeted, and has new shelving and comfortable seating throughout. There will also be more space for activities and the opportunity to host events aimed at a larger audience.

Frances Button, Cabinet Member for Libraries, said: “The local library is increasingly at the heart of the community and residents of Royston will now have this much improved and multi-functional space to enjoy. I am very pleased with the improvements and new opening hours and I know my colleagues, local county councillors Fiona Hill and Tony Hunter are equally delighted.

“We would like to invite everyone to come along and see the new and improved library for themselves. Even if you are not a regular visitor to the library, why not come along and see what you have been missing.”

The library will be open five days a week, closed on Thursday and Sunday. However, on Thursday March 27 it will open from 10am-5pm to give people an extra chance to take a look at the improvements.


More news stories

58 minutes ago
David, owner ofFighting Fit gym at the Royston Heath, sustained a serious orbital socket

A Royston gym owner who had to undergo corrective eye socket reconstruction after a play fight with his sons ended in serious injury is giving something back to hospital staff who treated him to say thank you.

Yesterday, 17:17
Royston residents Anne Walls and Glen Stanway have lost reception on their EE networks around Royston

A playgroup owner and film extra have spoken of their intense frustration after being left without phone signal for almost two weeks in Royston.

Yesterday, 11:52

Thieves stole cash after breaking into a Royston shop in Church Lane.

Yesterday, 10:09
Thieves broke into the shed through the roof.

Offenders broke into a victim’s shed by removing part of the roof before making off with tools in Foxton.

The theft occurred overnight between 10pm on Wednesday and 6.45am yesterday morning in Caxton Lane.


Most read stories

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition