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Library to celebrate its 50th birthday

Posted on Wednesday 13th September 2023
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Sue Ball stood next to the Summer Reading Challenge book stand

People in Tamworth are being invited to a series of special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the town’s main library.

The library on Corporation Street was opened on 8th June 1973 at a time when it was mainly about books and people were expected to be extremely quiet.  Now, not so quiet, it’s a busy hive of activity with Baby Bounce & Rhyme, IT Buddies, craft, social and reading groups. 

To celebrate the anniversary, staff and volunteers have arranged a series of special events running throughout September and October.  Activities include the ‘Tamworth Then and Now’ photography exhibition which will be displaying photographs from the Tamworth Castle Archives, alongside recent photographs of Tamworth sent in by members of the public. The exhibition will run throughout October.

This year the library has also enjoyed a significant refurbishment with new shelving and furniture.  Restocked with thousands of books, resources, free computers and wi-fi it offers a warm,  inviting space for people of all ages.

Sue Ball, Interim Libraries & Arts Manager at Staffordshire County Council said:

“We hope people will join us to mark this anniversary and see what’s available at the library.”

Further details on Tamworth library are available on the webpage.

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