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Library has a temporary move

Published Monday, 08 April 2013

Ordnance Road library closes its doors at 5pm Saturday 13 April so that construction work to replace it can begin.

The library will be rebuilt as part of a new modern building expanded to provide much needed new health, dental services and a community hall on the site.

During the library closure a temporary library is opening on Ordnance Road from Monday 22 April.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Enfield Council’s cabinet member for leisure and cultural services, said, “The temporary library will offer most of the services that local people expect.

“Opening hours are the same and there will still be a wide choice of items to borrow and activities to enjoy. I am sure that all library users will understand that this will be for a relatively short period with the minimum disruption while we look forward to a brand new building in 2014.”

The temporary library is open: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 8pm; Friday 9am - 5.30pm and Saturday 9am - 5pm. Sunday and Wednesday closed

There are over 5,000 items of stock for adults, young people and children plus newspapers and periodicals.

Activities include an under-fives story time and play with toy loans on Thursdays 2.15-3pm; class visits; the Work Club sessions on Mondays 9am - 1pm and computers for public use.

In preparation for the new building some trees on the old library site were removed to make way for safe demolition and departure from the building.

These trees were of poor quality and very old. The Council carried out a thorough ecological survey to ensure that tree removal would not have a harmful effect on natural habitats and the nesting season.

There are plans to plant new trees and shrubs for the new building and to involve the local community in all stages of its development.

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