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Users Promised 'Vibrant' Library On May 15 Opening

Wednesday March 26 2014


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BARNSLEY Central Library users have been told to expect a 'vibrant and contemporary' look when it opens at its new temporary home in May.

May 15 will see the library reopen at Wellington House, with the ground floor housing the library's main collection and children's area, as well as a cafe.

Library users looking for a quiet place to work will be able to make the most of the study area on the first floor, which will also host the library's non-fiction collection and computers for the public to use.

There will also be two rooms available for the library's groups to use and for community groups to hire.

Coun Jenny Platts, cabinet spokesperson for adults and communities, said: "Although the location may have changed, users will still be able to make the most of all of the same fantastic services they are familiar with and a great selection of books.

"The new temporary home will also bring about a number of benefits, including Wi-Fi service and access to Barnsley and District Citizens Advice Bureau, who will be located within the same building."

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Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 13:24
better location ,wi fi ,and the cab all together hope some of the whingers are now a little happier.if they get withdrawal symptons show em a photo of the old libary.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 15:48
People expressing their democratic rights are not necessarily whingers guy, just because their concerned to ensure the best possible library facilities for the town. It's intolerant people like yourself who've probably never read a book who are dragging this town down. Love your spelling of library.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Wednesday March 26 2014 at 16:16
thats right rainbow i use computers like you will in the new libary books are finnished just imagine in my pocket i have the equvilent of barnsley libary dont i .god bless progress and down with bungle or zippy.

Reply Posted by BillyNoMates on Thursday March 27 2014 at 13:15
Shame you haven't read any of them then Guy.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Thursday March 27 2014 at 18:40
why should i want to see a tree chopped down just to satisfy your desire to want to drag your knuckles on the floor join a computer class theyll learn you all about them youll love you will just see.

Reply Posted by Josh on Friday March 28 2014 at 12:28
No, they'll teach you all about them.

Reply Posted by Michelle on Thursday March 27 2014 at 11:22
... libary, equvilent, symptons, finnished - better use of your "free minutes" will help.

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Thursday March 27 2014 at 18:43
michelle good them spell checkers arent they he he .but that means computers ohhhhh thats a no no.

Reply Posted by UKIP on Thursday March 27 2014 at 18:28
Reyt guy that councillor j Platts,,this vibrant contemporary temporary library will cost ...? Or is this part of the £4m allocated to the new library...or is this another Labour Party myth ...

Reply Posted by guy fawkes on Thursday March 27 2014 at 18:46
lets see what we get before we start knocking dont you agree.

Reply Posted by kerry on Sunday March 30 2014 at 10:40
Let's see what we get before we start bigging it up! I don't care how much of a cotemporary and modern look it has, the old one was just fine.

Reply Posted by lilly on Sunday March 30 2014 at 11:30
The old library was far too big and cost a lot to keep up and running.

The Town will look a lot better with the eyesore shops gone and a nice new building in its place.

Come on Kerry wake up. Visitors driving into town past the library wasn't a good example for the town. Looked more like a scene from a war zone.

At the end of the day a NEW library will be build and the eyesore will be replaced by an upto date building.




Reply Posted by kerry on Sunday March 30 2014 at 11:50
If the old one was too big, then why have the council "promised" to build a new one like for like? and i'll believe this new library when it's actually been built. Like lots of people I really don't have much faith in Barnsley council.

Reply Posted by lilly on Sunday March 30 2014 at 13:58
Kerry - No way will the council build a new library the same size.

The new library will be a lot smaller and sorry but only my opinion there is no need for a like for like library.

People have changed the way there read, so no need for a big library. Books are a thing of the past.

Reply Posted by Tez on Sunday March 30 2014 at 11:54
If ya think it looks like a war zone nar what do u think it will look like when its getting knocked down? months and months of chaos and disruption! ter all be moaning about that then