Revamped library goes into summer with busy programme

Scarborough Library, recently reopened after a £450,000 revamp, heads into June offering a busy and varied range of activities.

The library now boasts a new IT area and community and exhibition space, as well as a larger, brighter children’s area. New shelving and furniture, device charging points, redecoration and carpeting all add to the new vibrant look

The branch begins the month with Songs and Scones led by the wellbeing choir at 2pm on Thursday, 1 June, when visitors will be able to enjoy music and free refreshments.

The next day, afternoon tea is on the menu to celebrate Volunteers’ Week when the library thanks all present volunteers and welcomes anyone interested in joining the team.

June is crime reading month and author Glenda Young, who sets her crime fiction in Scarborough, will be at Scarborough library on Thursday, 22 June, at 6pm, after visiting More Than Books in Eastfield at 6pm the previous day.

Tickets for each event cost £5, including a complimentary glass of wine or juice, from the respective libraries.

A Poetry Open House will be held on Thursday, 29 June. People are invited to take a poem they love, or have written, to share. It’s free and there is no need to book, just turn up between 6pm and 7.15pm to share good company, words and rhythms.