EE residents urged to use library

The Public Library in East End is now officially open with more than 5,000 items for the public to access.

But according to Director of Public Libraries, Benedicta Conolly, it is unfortunate that more adults do not utilise the facilities.

In a small ceremony last week, Education Minister Alden McLaughlin encouraged citizens of East End to make good use of the library. ‘Primary school children seize the opportunity to learn from the vast amount of materials and after-school programmes that are available to you,’ he said.

‘The building is very important to the people of East End and it’s good to have it back to its original shape.’

Built in the early 1900s it served as a school, civic centre and now a public library.

Mr. McLaughlin also agreed with Communications Minister Arden McLean on a vision of one day turning the building into a museum.

The event was attended by Bodden Town MLA Osbourne Bodden, invited guests, government officials and residents of East End.

The library is the third to officially reopen since Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Since opening in 1990, the library has served the community well with a number of programmes such as story hour, games and help-with-homework assignments.

With equipment donated by Cable & Wireless the library now also has access to Internet services.

The next library on the agenda to open is Bodden Town and then West Bay.

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