Wantage; Grove,

Grove Library marks its 50th birthday

Local dignitaries will be joining staff and residents on 14 March to celebrate the 50th birthday of Grove Library.

 To mark the occasion, the library is going back to 1972 with a nostalgic display of 70s memorabilia, including some of the bestselling books of 1972, fashion, pictures and film.

 Staff, volunteers and councillors will be marking the occasion with a small birthday celebration – including cake – at 2pm. Local Member of Parliament, David Johnston, will also be visiting on Friday 11 March to mark the anniversary.

 Councillor Neil Fawcett, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Consumer Services, said: “Libraries are a critical part of so many of our communities. They provide a safe and welcoming space and are trusted, free to use and open to everyone.

 “I am delighted Grove Library served its local communities for 50 years and hope residents and media can join volunteers and staff to mark the occasion on 14 March.”

 The library is run with the help of volunteers through the Friends of Grove Library group. Find out more, including how to get involved at grovelibrary.co.uk

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