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Lancashire library celebrates 40th anniversary


A West Lancashire library will soon be celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Skelmersdale Library, on Southway, reaches this milestone on Wednesday 7 February and has some special events planned to mark the occasion.

From 10.30am until 12 noon, visitors are invited along to a coffee morning to celebrate the day. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Skelmersdale Library.

Photographs and memorabilia will be on display in the library, so that visitors have the opportunity to share memories and stories.

Dean Fraser, also known as The Quantum Poet, will be entertaining visitors to the library with his work on Thursday 22 February from 7pm to 9pm.

County Councillor Peter Buckley, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for community and cultural services, said: “I’m looking forward to attending this event and seeing for myself how special this library is.

“It is a really friendly venue and is important to the local community.

“I hope people go along on the day and enjoy the events we have planned and celebrate with us.”

Lancashire County Council Chairman, Terry Aldridge, said: “This should be a great event. I know this library well. I’m delighted to be able to celebrate this anniversary and to reminisce on how it has developed since 1978.”

The events are free to attend, but places are limited so booking is essential.

Visitors are also invited to bring along their own photographs or memorabilia and their memories and stories of the library will be shared later in the year.

Anyone who lives in the UK can join a Lancashire library, either online or by visiting in person. It’s free and there are no age restrictions.

To find out more information about the event or to book a place, call 0300 123 6703, or email Skelmersdale.library@lancashire.gov.uk

Alternatively visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries


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