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A ‘wonder’ful new library for Harmans Water

Councillors and residents at the opening of Harmans Water library

The new library at Harmans Water was officially launched on Monday, 17 June by famous literary characters from Alice in Wonderland, who held a tea party with balloon modelling, storytelling and cakes.

Special guests, councillors, and residents joined in the celebrations to welcome the new facility. Pupils from Holly Spring and Crown Wood primary schools were treated to some fun activities and had a story read to them by Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ash Merry.

Cutting the ribbon, Deputy Mayor Cllr Ash Merry said:

“This library is not just an oasis for people who find comfort in books and reading, it is a community hub.

“Community is at the heart of everything we do in Bracknell Forest. It is an amazing resource, and neighbourliness at its very best.”

The all new Harmans Water library first opened its doors to the public on Monday, 8 April. The purpose-built library is now located on the ground floor of the Harmans Water community centre, with improved service for users including the addition of extended opening hours, thanks to Open+ technology, which allows registered users to gain access to the library outside normal staffed hours, seven days a week. The library provides a larger, brighter, more modern and welcoming environment for residents to enjoy.