There was a free coffee and cake morning at Belmont library this week to celebrate 25 years since it opened. In the first year of opening Belmont Library issued around 10,000 items, that annual figure is now over 22,000. It is a much used, well-loved library set in the friendly and active Belmont Community Centre.
Lots of people came to celebrate the 25th anniversary -the wonderful Lindsey baked the loveliest birthday cake which was quickly gobbled up by all the customers and staff, and there were free book giveaways for young children.
With libraries under threat on all sides, it is wonderful to see this one going from strength to strength and providing such a key service to the local community.