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MEDIA INVITE: New-look Leyton Library grand opening event – Saturday 15 March

The £1million refurbishment of Leyton Library, transforming it into the borough’s first Library Plus, will be celebrated on Saturday 15 March with a grand opening event. The library will be opened at 10.30am by Roger McGough, who will read from his new poetry collection.

You are invited to attend and take an official welcome tour at 10am, 12noon, 2.30pm and 4pm. The E17 Puppet Project will hold interactive workshops at 11am and 2pm, while children can enjoy Amigo’s Magic Show from 1-2pm.

The changes to Leyton Library include a modern IT suite, a larger children’s library, a dedicated library for teenagers, and inclusion of a host of services not normally associated with libraries, allowing residents to apply for benefits, register births, pay council tax and even report missed bin collections.

The library will also welcome regular visits from Citizen’s Advice Bureau, careers and education support from the University of East London, Birbeck University and the Council’s employment team and see staff from the local children’s centre based at the library one morning a week.

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