‘Back to school’ for Suffolk’s smallest library that is on the move

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Suffolk’s smallest library is going back to school.

Debenham Resource Centre, in Cross Green, is moving from its current home to take up a larger space within Sir Robert Hitcham Primary School.

I’m delighted that people in Debenham and surrounding villages will now have access to a larger library with more space and flexibility for events and activities

Alison Wheeler, Chief Executive of Suffolk Libraries

It will be closing after Sunday, June 19. The larger, more modern library will open its doors on Tuesday, June 28.

It will feature wheeled shelving, as well as being more accessible for school children.

Suffolk Libraries has apologised for any inconvenience caused. Customers can use their library cards at any other Suffolk Library, the nearest branches are in Eye and Stradbroke.

People can also visit www.suffolklibraries.co.uk to renew or reserve books, and access a free eBook and eMagazine download service. Loans due back during the closure will be automatically amended.

Alison Wheeler, Chief Executive of Suffolk Libraries said, “I’m delighted that people in Debenham and surrounding villages will now have access to a larger library with more space and flexibility for events and activities.

“As with all such projects, it has come about through various organisations working together to provide something that everyone in the community can benefit from.”

Andrew Grant-Adamson, Chair of the Debenham Library Foundation, said there was a “buzz of excitement” over the move.

“Support from the whole community has been outstanding with many individuals and organisations working to make this move happen,” he said. “The idea of the library at the centre of the community is close to becoming a reality with various organisations thinking about how they will be able to use the larger library for a wide range of activities.”