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Wellington Library on move to new site at centre

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Wellington Library is moving, lock, stock and barrel, to its new site later this month.

Wellington Library is moving, lock, stock and barrel, to its new site later this month.

The new library which will be housed at the Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre will open to the public at 10am on April 2, but before that the big move will get under way. Staff will start the mammoth task of moving all the stock and equipment to the new site on Monday.

The town's current library, in Walker Street, will close at 5pm on Saturday.

Councillor Arnold England, Telford & Wrekin Council cabinet member for leisure and well-being, said: "This is going to be a huge task for all involved.

"Moving library stock is a very lengthy and difficult task as there is so much stock and it is so precious," he added.

"However, this move is utterly necessary and will enhance all services in Wellington for library users."

Other facilities on the site of the new library include the register office, leisure centre, a cafe and a function room which will be available for hire.

The new state-of-the-art library will also include thousands of new books for all ages.

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There will be 19 computers with free internet and wi-fi access for all library members.

Self-service is also available making borrowing and returning books even simpler.

Quiet study space will be available as well as community areas for a range of activities with dedicated areas for children and young people and meeting rooms for hire.

The new library will also accommodate First Point Wellington providing visitors with information and support on services offered by the council

Councillor Richard Overton, Telford & Wrekin Council's deputy leader and cabinet member for borough towns development, said: "The new centre really is fantastic and probably one of the most energy efficient public buildings in Telford and Wrekin, with a range of unique features.

"It is just another example of how we are continuing to develop our borough towns and represents both an exciting development for Wellington and also the council."

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