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Selsey Library celebrates 50th anniversary

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Staff and supporters of Selsey library celebrate its 50th birthday.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140510-1 SUS-140430-130135001

C140510-1 Chi Selsey Library Birthday phot kate Staff and supporters of Selsey library celebrate its 50th birthday.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140510-1 SUS-140430-130135001

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.

 

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