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Newark Library to reopen after refurbishment

Posted onPosted on 4th Jul

Newark Library is set to reopen on Thursday, 25th July, after it closed in January to complete essential maintenance works to its heating and cooling systems.

Inspire, which operates libraries in Nottinghamshire, said the maintenance works will help keep the library temperatures regulated in the colder and hotter months, making the library a more comfortable experience for both customers and staff.

The new reopening date follows a delay after the library was subject to vandalism. Planned works were on schedule to be completed earlier this year before the library suffered damage to windows and the building.

The library will also be hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 17th August, with details to be announced soon.

Peter Gaw, chief executive of Inspire, said: “We are delighted to open our doors again with a much-improved environment for our users. The timing of the opening means we can welcome children and families taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge, which runs until Sunday, 1st September.

“In August we launch a new season of events and Adult Learning ready for the autumn and look forward to welcoming audiences, participants, and learners back to the library!”
s well as free access to books, public PCs and facilities including printing and photocopying, Newark Library also has a range of adult and family learning courses.

In August, a new programme of arts and culture events for all ages begins, including an author visit from Laura Howell, an artist and author workshop as part of the Summer Reading Challenge, and heritage events including exploring local maps.

During the planned closure, library customers were able to access regular groups at Inspire’s residency at the Buttermarket in Newark town centre, and continue using the library service at Balderton Library, which operated extended opening hours.

The Buttermarket will return to usual operating hours after Saturday, 6th July, and Balderton Library will return to usual operating hours after Friday, 12th July.