The Stoke library will be housed at the Greenmeadows Centre. Photo: Supplied.

New ‘pop-up’ library for Stoke

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There will be a new ‘pop-up library service’ in Stoke, while the assessment for internal damage is undertaken during the temporary closure of the Stoke Library.

The library was closed on Friday, 24 May, to allow wall and ceiling linings to be removed to assess potential moisture-related damage.

A pop-up library service will be operating from Monday, 27 May, offering limited services from the Greenmeadows Centre’s upstairs function room.

Stoke Library is an important and busy community space and Community Services Committee chair Gaile Noonan says it is vital that as many services as possible are retained for the community in Stoke during the closure.

“I realise some people will be inconvenienced by the move, but the public’s patience is appreciated as we assess the Stoke Library building. Hopefully, people will enjoy the views of the lovely setting at Greenmeadows, while using the pop-up library service.”

The pop-up library service will provide reserve and pick up items facilities as well as book returns, a small lending library, bus ticket sales, rates drop off, Wi-Fi, sitting areas, newspapers, along with printing and photocopying services.

Some of the most popular programmes such as Storytime and Small Talk will also be at Greenmeadows. While the pop-up library will not be open on Saturdays, a new Sunday service will be in its place.

The length of the temporary closure is expected to be four weeks, but this will not be confirmed until the damage has been assessed.