Work on new £2million Derbyshire library gets under way
CONSTRUCTION work on a £2.4 million library in Ashbourne has started.
Derbyshire County Council leader Andrew Lewer laid a foundation stone accompanied by local poet Laureate Matt Black, who read out a poem he wrote about the ceremony.
The new library will replace the council’s old library in Cokayne Avenue and will be almost twice the size.
It will stock more books and DVDs, have more computers, a better children’s library and room for community activities.
It will also house the county council’s new register office, including space for ceremonies, a day centre for older people, a toy library and space for Ashbourne Heritage Society.
while providing a display area for the town’s Shrovetide Honours Board, memorabilia and other heritage artefacts.
Mr Lewer said: “I was honoured to unveil the foundation stone of this exciting new library, which will offer so much to the people of Ashbourne.”