Farewell to Ipswich library

LIBRARY users will soon bid a nostalgic goodbye to a building that has stood proudly amid the community for almost a century.

LIBRARY users will soon bid a nostalgic goodbye to a building that has stood proudly amid the community for almost a century.

Gainsborough Library is due to make way for work to begin on a brand new building funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

And the library would love to celebrate by hearing memories of the Gainsborough area and the library, whether recent or as far back as 70 years.

Drop in sessions have been arranged at the library on Sunday from 12noon-3pm and on Monday from 2.30-5.30pm.


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The sessions will be a great chance to reminisce and record some memories together. Not just about the library but how the area has changed over the years.

There will also be a chance to borrow a camera to take photographs of the old library and we will have a display of old photographs and documents of the area and the library to jog people's memories.

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Councillor Bill Quinton, who represents the Gainsborough area, said: “It is good to be able to put the memories into perspective, to compare the good old days with the not so good!

“It will be a nice way to say goodbye to the old library and welcome to the new.

“The old Library was a great place for meeting friends while choosing books and the new Library will carry on that vital role and do much more for us local residents.”

The plan is to make up a scrapbook of memories and photographs as part of the project. If people can't make it along to the sessions, they can pick up cards from the library to record their memories.

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