LATEST NEWS FROM SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL
Surrey chairman cuts the ribbon to mark opening of Cobham Library.
Cobham Library has reopened in a spacious new building which also offers a range of community services.
The revamped library is part of the new Cedar Centre in Cedar Road – a busy community hub which also boasts a children’s centre, meeting spaces, information drop-in sessions and coffee facilities.
Surrey County Council runs the centre in conjunction with a not-for-profit group made up of members of the community, helping ensure that services offered are responsive to local needs.
The council operates the library but leases the rest of the building to Cobham Cedar Centre Limited, an innovative social enterprise run ‘by the community for the community’.
The striking new home for the library and community centre was constructed by Shanly Homes as part of a deal which will also see the developer create 13 new homes for the area.
The centre was officially opened by Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks on Thursday 16 July.
Light, airy and stylish, the new library is a more comfortable environment to work and relax in.
As well as a range of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, it boasts internet-connected computer terminals with office software, laptop plug-in points, free wi-fi and photocopying services. CD audiobooks and DVDs are also available for hire.
The children’s area is larger and more flexible than in the previous building with the aim of making rhyme times and story times more interactive and fun.