New Stafford Library

It really was an exciting week last week, with the countdown to the opening of our new Stafford Library now really underway.

Last Friday I was l lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the fantastic new premises. It is an incredibly vibrant and attractive space that I know everyone will be proud of.

Apart from the wide range of books available, there are touchscreen tables, large computer tablets and two state-of-the-art 3D printers. There are computers available with free Wi-Fi access, a space with a projector for gatherings or story-telling and much more and it’s all on one floor for ease of use.

You don’t just have to take my word for it – members of the public can also take a special guided preview tour this weekend and get an ‘access-all-areas’ opportunity and be amongst the first to see the brand new Stafford library.

The tours will take place on Saturday 5th September, but spaces are limited so call on of our Customer Service Team on 0300 111 8000 to reserve your space.

The new facility is a great example of how libraries can be used flexibly to meet the changing needs of local communities, whilst ensuring continued access to lots of books and thousands of e-books from the wider library network.

It really does have something to benefit everyone, whether you are a resident, visitor to the town, community group, and local businesses looking to learn, create and socialise.

The library will officially open its doors on Wednesday 9th September and is based on the ground floor of the county council building at Staffordshire Place.

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The summer holidays will soon be coming to an end, but it’s not too late to take some time out with the family and enjoy a great day out in Staffordshire.

There are always enjoyable family days out to be had at the Shugborough Estate, Weston Park and Chasewater and historic buildings to visit like Tamworth Castle and Lichfield Cathedral. And of course we have two of the country’s leading theme parks, Alton Towers in the north of the county and Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth

Last year alone almost 25 million people, from home and abroad, enjoyed day or overnight trips to our county. This helped generate a fantastic £1.1 billion in direct spend on accommodation, entertainment, travel, shopping and food and drink.

You can find out more about what Staffordshire has to offer at:  www.enjoystaffordshire.com

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