Syston Library Celebrated Its 50th Anniversary on World Book Day

Picture above, courtesy of the library, shows Left to Right:  Sue Austin, Elaine Reynolds, Dave Houseman, Karen Cox and Helen Drakard

On Thursday 1st March Syston Library offered their visitors cake and refreshments to celebrate 50 years at its current location on Upper Church Street. The library also unveiled a display of local people’s memories of the 1960’s and had some 1960’s objects on loan from the Museums Service for people to look at and handle. Staff added to the festivities by dressing in 1960’s outfits.

The morning was a great success with older customers reminiscing and younger customers learning about life in the 1960’s. The library’s birthday cake was cut by County Councillor Dave Houseman and some lovely opinions were collected from customers. People commented that the best thing about Syston Library was,

“I can get free books and read as many as I want!”

“lovely staff, always smiley and helpful!”

“up to date facilities, light and airy and close to town. Computer area is very good if you have no PC.”

Staff at Syston Library would like to thank everyone who came along and helped them celebrate.

For more information about Syston Library call 0116 305 3500 or visit our webpage www.leics.gov.uk/syston_library