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Celebrations after Wanstead Library reopens

PUBLISHED: 15:30 17 July 2017

Wanstead Library re-opening fun day.
Emily Azaroff, age 5

Wanstead Library re-opening fun day. Emily Azaroff, age 5

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Bookworms won’t be short of a good read after Wanstead Library reopened this weekend with a brand new look.

Wanstead Library re-opening fun day.
Party Entertainer Ishsaq Hussain (Mr Kinda) Wanstead Library re-opening fun day. Party Entertainer Ishsaq Hussain (Mr Kinda)

After a water leak forced Redbridge Council to close the building, in Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead, for three months, readers young and old were left devastated.

On Saturday, staff celebrated the re-opening with a free family fun day, featuring activities for all including balloon modelling, face painting and craft activities.

Councillor Sheila Bain, cabinet member for civic pride, said she was delighted to see the library buzzing with activity again.

She said: “We’re delighted to have made these fantastic improvements to Wanstead Library.

Wanstead Library re-opening fun day.
Cllr Sheila Bain, Ribbon cutting. Wanstead Library re-opening fun day. Cllr Sheila Bain, Ribbon cutting.

“This is part of our wider programme of refurbishing our libraries across the Borough to improve the services they offer our residents and visitors, despite cuts from central government placing tremendous strain on Council funding.

“Libraries are a wonderful community resource for all our residents and I’m so pleased to reopen the newly improved Wanstead Library.”

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