Diss library needs your memories for 50th birthday display

Diss, Norfolk. Norfolk County Council Library in Diss ENGANL00120121030112037
Diss, Norfolk. Norfolk County Council Library in Diss ENGANL00120121030112037

Diss Express readers are being asked to recall their memories of the town’s library as it prepares to celebrate its 50th birthday.

In March 1964, Diss Library, in Church Street, opened its doors at the current premises for the very first time.

People who may have been there for the library’s opening or who have special memories from visits to the building are being encouraged to contribute to a feature marking its history.

A spokesperson for the library told the Diss Express: “Here at Diss Library we are busy putting together a display to mark the history of libraries in the town and would welcome any memento, special memory or photo you have, so please let us know your memories or stories about the library, your favourite book or how reading changed your life.

“If anyone has a memory or photo you would like to add to our display, please drop it in at the library on Church Street during opening hours, or email the library.”

A birthday celebration has been pencilled in for Thursday, September 18 at 4pm.

There will be refreshments and the chance to meet staff old and new at the event, which is open to everyone.

It will also feature a medal ceremony for the children who completed this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The display will be up for the rest of the month.

To contact the library, call 01379 642609 or email libraries@norfolk.gov.uk