Three Stockton Council libraries which recently moved into nearby children’s centres officially opened last week.
The Mayor of Stockton, Councillor Barbara Inman was on hand to cut the ribbon at Roseworth Library and Stockton Public Health Information Library in Redhill Children’s Centre and Thornaby Library in the Riverbank Children’s Centre.
In April 2013 Stockton Council announced plans to refurbish and relocate libraries across the Borough following public consultation. Earlier this year Roseworth Library and Thornaby (Westbury Street) successfully moved into the Children’s Centres and in recent months the Stockton Public Health Information Library has also relocated from Bayheath House in Stockton.
Councillor Barbara Inman, Mayor of Stockton, said: “I am honoured to officially open these new libraries and help residents and staff celebrate their success. I am sure they will be much loved by the communities they serve for generations to come.”
Councillor Ken Dixon, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: “These three wonderful libraries are now settled into their new homes and offer customers new stock, better computers and longer opening times in an attractive modern environment. Libraries are no longer just about books so we urge residents to come and see what is on offer both in terms of the facilities they have, the service they provide and the events they host.”