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Saturday 27 March 2010

Mackworth library now open after 50 year wait.

The new Mackworth Library, funded by the Big Lottery, opened on Thursday 25th March 2010 at 3pm. It was opened by Paul Pegg, chairman of Mackworth Estate Community Association.
At the opening there was a song from Reigate School Choir, and a free commemorative mug for the first six people to join the library.

When Mackworth Estate was planned out in the 1950s, it showed a library on Knightsbridge Recreation Ground but its only now that such a library has been built.

Here is a photograph I took of the newly opened library.

The library is located at the end of the shopping arcade on Prince Charles Avenue on the corner with Mornington Crescent. (see my map lower down this post).

Mackworth library is the second of three new libraries to be opened as part of a £2.7m project in the city. Last year Allenton Library opened and later this year a new one is scheduled to open in Chellaston which open its doors on June 10.

Having visited Mackworth Library on Saturday Morning I think this is going to be very popular with the local residents. The building is a modern looking structure and is very light inside.

On Saturday there were two people from Derby Museum showing some exhibits to people, It was great to be able to have someone talk to you in great details about the exhibits and even handle them. Exhibits such as Hornbooks, Lotus Shoes, Silk Worms, Arrowheads, Victorian Glass Bean purse.

Update Jan 2012 Opening Hours

Mackworth Library Opening times
Monday: 10am to 1.30pm
Tuesday: 12noon to 7pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 12noon to 7pm
Friday: 10am to 1.30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: closed

Mackworth Library has all the usual things you would expect from your library as well as Internet Access, MP3 Audiobooks, Museum exhibits, Newspapers and magazines and DVD hire.

Here is a map showing the exact location of the Library :

View Mackworth Library, Derby, Derbyshire. in a larger map

Mackworth Estate Community Association website:

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