West Bridgford Library reopens after £5.3m rebuild

The new library at West Bridgford
Image caption The new library has been rebuilt at a cost of £5.3m
Inside the new West Bridgford library
Image caption Inside the library an area for performances has been created
West Bridgford Library from Bridgford Park
Image caption The £5.3m new library backs on to Bridgford Park

West Bridgford Library is reopening following a £5.3m facelift from Nottinghamshire County Council.

The larger facility in Bridgford Road will also house a young people's centre and a register office.

The West Bridgford development follows the £3.4m refurbishment of Mansfield Library last year.

Three years ago the authority cut its budget for new library books, and reduced the opening hours of some of its smaller libraries.

It claimed the savings on books had helped prevent the closure of some of Nottinghamshire's 60 libraries.

The new library, which also has a recording studio and performance area, opened on Saturday morning.

Poet Roger McGough will put on a performance at the library in April.

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