Hitchin Library formally reopened following revamp

PUBLISHED: 16:56 20 May 2018

Hitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas and Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris cut the cake made by Rebekah at the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOO

Hitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas and Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris cut the cake made by Rebekah at the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Dozens of guests joined the team at Hitchin Library to celebrate the formal reopening of the site on Tuesday.

Hitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas, principal librarian operations for East area Rachel Bilton and Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris at the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOOHitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas, principal librarian operations for East area Rachel Bilton and Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris at the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOO

Councillor Terry Douris, Herts County Council’s cabinet member for libraries, was there to give a speech and help the library manager Bekah Nicolas cut a commemorative cake.

Mr Douris was he was delighted to have been able to help celebrate the library’s refurbishment.

Hitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas, principal librarian operations for East area Rachel Bilton and Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris at the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOOHitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas, principal librarian operations for East area Rachel Bilton and Hertfordshire County Council cabinet member for libraries councillor Terry Douris at the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOO

He said: “It was a terrific achievement for all those involved, and it’s great to hear that 431 new members have joined the library since January.

“The feedback from library customers has been really positive – this library is much-loved and well used by the local community, and we hope these improvements will make it an even more welcoming and friendly space.”

A cake made by Hitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas to celebrate the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOOA cake made by Hitchin Library manager Rebekah Nicolas to celebrate the official reopening of Hitchin Library. Picture: DANNY LOO

The library opened its doors again in February after a two-month revamp, which has seen a public toilet and community meeting room added.

To find out more about it, look up @hitchinlibrary on Twitter and Facebook.

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