A COMMUNITY has gathered round to celebrate 50 years of Selsey Library.
Library-users shared their memories of the library for an exhibition and the head boy and head girl from The Academy, Selsey, Thomas Hughes and Charlotte Bichard, also attended the celebrations.
Felicity Masters, community librarian, said: “The event went really well, we had around 45 people come along, including staff, ex-members of staff and library-users to help celebrate.
“We have had a display of old pictures of the library up for several weeks, featuring pictures and the commemorative plaque from when the library was first opened on April 30, 1964 by Brigadier LL Thwaytes who was vice-chairman of West Sussex County Council at the time.”
Library-users sent in letters and cards with their memories of the library and thoughts were also written on old postcards of the seaside town.
Felicity Masters said there was a ‘fantastic response’ and ‘lots of interesting memories of the library to keep’.
Revellers also shared a specially-made celebration cake at the newly-refurbished library.
The exhibition will be on display until May 9.