“SAD END TO A LONG CAMPAIGN”
The closure of Anerley library is a sad end to a long campaign by local residents to keep this “well-loved and much needed facility” open, say Crystal Palace ward councillors Angela Wilkins and Richard Williams.
“The campaign to save the library has been ongoing for many years – the local Labour party presented a petition to Bromley council way back in 2005 .
“We have been assured that computer systems will continue to be available for locals but the timing of the closure at the start of the summer holidays will affect many and is badly timed.
“We must, though, welcome the hard work of the councillors in Penge and Cator ward who have after a long campaign secured a brand new modern library for the area.
“We congratulate the work of the local community concerning the campaign to save the Upper Norwood library and we wish them every success in ensuring the future of a much loved facility” Cllrs Wilkins and Williams added.
NEW PENGE LIBRARY
The new Penge library in Green Lane opened on Tuesday August 26th.
The new, modern library with increased floor space and extensive book collection replaces existing facilities in Penge and at Anerley town hall. A new state of the artBibliotheca Smart Locker will be available at Anerley town hall, allowing local residents to borrow books in Anerley.
Books can be ordered and picked up via touch screen self-service by using a library card, similar to online delivery systems.Computer and internet facilities will also be available in the reception area of the Town Hall, where the book locker will be located. The new facilities are likely to be available in the autumn.
The new increased opening hours at Penge are:
Mondays from 10am – 7pm
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wednesdays from 9.30am – 1pm
Saturdays from 10am – 5pm
The library will be closed on Sundays.
For more information about libraries visit www.bromley.gov.uk/libraries (Source: Bromley council press release)