Dunbar library all set for new chapter

Anne Hampshire (library assistant) gets ready for the move.
Anne Hampshire (library assistant) gets ready for the move.

Librarians Anne Hampshire and Sue Wilson welcomed readers to the old library premises at Castellau in Dunbar for the final time last Saturday.

They enjoyed some farewell refreshments before packing the last books and closing the doors in preparation for the move to the new community centre at the Bleachingfield.

The library re-opened for business at its new home on Monday, but the link with the old building will not be lost with areas still called the Gibb and Stevenson rooms.

The new library will be more spacious with a children’s library and a teenage area with increased space to display books, DVDs and music for customers of all ages.

The Stevenson room has been designed for quiet study and will house the town’s local history collection and reference section. The Gibb room will have the same function as before with space for events such as Bookbug sessions, author visits and reading and writing group activities.

There will also be additional PCs which are freely available to the public including a computer suite with 10 PCs and wi-fi available throughout the library.