19 August 2014

New chapter for Mile Oak

Residents in Mile Oak are celebrating the opening of their new library.

The facility, which opened yesterday (August 18), has been built as part of the overall development of Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA).

The new library is a joint initiative by Brighton & Hove City Council Library Service and PACA, and will be used by students and the local community.

This is the second new library to open in the city this year. The first, at Woodingdean, opened earlier this summer.

The new larger bright and airy library building offers:

•         more space

•         more free to use computers

•         new  books and cds

Councillor Geoffrey Bowden, Chair of the Economic Development and Culture Committee said: “I am delighted that we are opening this wonderful new facility, particularly at a time when many local authorities are closing libraries.

This is a wonderful facility for both students from PACA and Mile Oak residents providing a full range of library services and a valuable community hub.”

The Mile Oak Public library opening hours are:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday      2pm- 5pm

Thursday                        2pm-7pm

Friday                          2pm-5pm

Saturday                        9.30am-12pm            

A range of activities has been planned for the Autumn to celebrate the opening of this new joint facility.