Costessey Library marks 50th birthday

Writing Britain launch at the Millennium Library, Norwich, on February 11, 2013.Catherine Wymer, Jen

Writing Britain launch at the Millennium Library, Norwich, on February 11, 2013.Catherine Wymer, Jennifer Holland.For EDP NorfolkEDP pics © 2013(01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant

Costessey Library staff will be rolling back the years tomorrow when they celebrate the building's 50th birthday.

The library will mark half a century since author Doreen Wallace officially opened the building on Breckland Road in 1963.

Library staff are asking people to come forward with their memories of the last 50 years for the anniversary event, which will include displays of how life at the library has changed in that time.

The celebration begins with a cake cutting at 3pm by councillor Tim East and runs until 4pm.

In 1963, the only items that could be taken out from Costessey Library were novels and reference books. Jennifer Holland, head of the library service at Norfolk County Council, said: 'Costessey Library has been at the heart of the community for the last 50 years and has provided a fantastic service for local residents throughout this time.'


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