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Published Friday, 11 May 2012

Residents are invited to the grand unveiling of a new library at Millfield House at 4pm on Tuesday (15 May)

The library is a partnership between the Library and Museum Service and the Millfield Team and comes after Hazelbury Ward residents successfully applied for £44,750 for a community resource centre offering information and reading resources under the Council’s Resident’s Priority Fund.

The library opened its doors on April 23 and is open seven days a week with evening hours until 8.30pm on Mondays-Thursdays.

At Enfield’s newest library, residents will find books for children, young people and adults including the top 10 adults and children’s fiction titles and a selection of magazines. There will also be two PCs providing free internet access.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure, Cllr Bambos Charalambous said: “The library is the final touch to the Millfield Arts Complex, adding a literary element to the fantastic heritage, music and theatre amenities of the complex. This creates a real cultural hub for the community.”

“I applaud the efforts of the residents in securing these funds for such a valuable resource. Enfield should be proud that in a climate where library closures are a national epidemic, ours continue to thrive as demonstrated by this exciting new opening.”

“This is a great example of residents and the council working together to provide first-class facilities in the community.”

The room in Millfield House is actually the original library, dating back to when the house was built in the 18th century. Millfield House reopened last year after a £1.2 million refurbishment.

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