Penn Library is throwing open its doors for a morning of activities to celebrate its recent refurbishment.

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The free event for all the family takes place on Friday (10 August, 2018) from 10am to 1pm and will showcase a range of services available from the Coalway Avenue library.

The highlight will be a special story time and craft session for younger readers based around the children's favourite, The Tiger Who Came To Tea.

There will also be a pop up sale of preloved music and spoken word CDs while visitors will also be able to sign up for free to the library's BorrowBox service, enabling customers to download hundreds of eBooks and eAudiobooks onto PCs, tablets and mobile devices.

Meanwhile, representatives from the City of Wolverhampton Council's Community Support Service will be holding one of their regular Talking Point sessions, offering free advice and information about local community services, groups and activities, and the yoga group which meets weekly at Penn Library will also be present.

Free drinks, including tea, coffee, latte, cappuccino and hot chocolate, will be available from the library's new refreshment facilities to any customers who borrow books on the day, or who become a member for the first time.

Penn Library underwent a £60,000 makeover earlier this year, during which it was completely redecorated, with old shelving replaced and new fixtures and fittings installed. The back office space was also reconfigured to create a new community lounge and meeting room.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "The new look Penn Library is excellent, with new seating and flooring as well as colourful tables and chairs for younger readers, creating a warm and welcoming environment for all our customers.

"As well as free access to over 10,000 books in branch and 300,000 plus books, DVDs and other items across our wider library network, Penn Library also offers a range of other services including photocopying and printing, free wifi and free computer hire.

"It also hosts a number of activities including an adult readers group, regular story time sessions for young readers and councillor and MP surgeries.

"It even has a well appointed lounge and meeting room available for hire, and Friday's free event is a great opportunity for local residents to see their wonderful new community facility for themselves."

Penn Library is open Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Thursdays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm, Fridays from 9am to 1pm and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm. Free parking is available on site. For more information, please call 01902 556281 or visit Type=articles;Articleid=1703;Title=Libraries;.

Library customers are invited to sign up to the new BorrowBox service and choose from a selection of hundreds of eBooks and eAudiobooks to download to their Apple or Android mobile device for free - for more information, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=1703;Title=Libraries;.

  • released: Tuesday 7 August, 2018