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TRURO library is most-visited in the south west.

By WBCraig  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

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Library and Big Lottery staff join with members of the public and Swamp Circus to celebrate the re opening of Truro Library in 2010

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TRURO library is the most-visited in the south west, according to the latest survey.

Following a huge refurbishment project made possible by Big Lottery Funding, the facilities and activities available at Truro Community Library has made it a great community asset.

Truro library was the most visited in the South West with almost 475,000 visitors in 2012-2013, according to figures issued by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

It was followed by Salisbury library, with around 430,000 visitors, and Swindon’s Central Library with just over 400,000.

Despite this, expenditure on libraries in the south west faced one of the largest percentage reductions.

The region saw a 4.3 per cent reduction in total expenditure in the last year, according to CIPFA.

Mark Read, head of shared services at Cornwall Council, said: “The team at Truro Community Library has worked very hard to promote the library which even boasts its own community garden – magically transformed into Santa’s grotto in the run up to Christmas.”

Andrew Wallis, Cabinet member for children and young people, said: “It is fantastic to see that so many people appreciate and use the library which offers something for everyone including readers’ and poetry groups and computer lessons.

“There are also great activities on offer for children including baby bounce and rhyme sessions, storytime sessions for under 5’s and children’s after school club.”

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