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14 September 2021

Family fun in Barrow to celebrate Cumbria County Council’s £1m investment in historic town building

Families enjoyed a family fun day in Barrow on Saturday to celebrate Cumbria County Council’s £1m investment into one of the town’s landmark buildings.

The event held in the Barrow Library building in Ramsden Square marked the official opening of Barrow’s flagship Customer Connect building following completion of the £1m redesign.

Activities included a fancy-dress competition, face painting, storytelling, a selfie pod, a tombola, archive tours, exhibitions, a photography competition and live music from brilliant local band ‘Whiskey Getaways.’

Cumbria County Council’s Chairman, Cllr Tony Markley and Chair of Barrow Local Committee, Cllr Kevin Hamilton opened the building with an official ribbon cutting as part of the event.

The event was a huge success and there was a great turn out from the whole community.

The newly redesigned building delivers library services alongside Local Studies, Archives and Adult Learning, and includes a new café area, teen zone, sensory room, bookable meeting space and much more.

Cllr Kevin Hamilton, Chair of Barrow Local Committee, said:

“The redesign is now complete, making the Barrow Library building one of Cumbria County Council’s flagship customer connect buildings. Not only is the building a fortress of knowledge but it’s now also home to a wider range of services including, the Archives and Local Studies, Adult Learning, a café area, new teen zone and a sensory room for children with additional needs.”

Cllr Tony Markley, Cumbria County Council’s Chairman, said:

“The redesigned library building’s new children’s library includes stunning bespoke ship book shelving providing space for creativity, storytelling, and play. The building now delivers a range of services including Archives, Local Studies and Adult Learning. The celebration was a great way to show the residents of Barrow what the building has to offer.”



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Families enjoyed a family fun day in Barrow on Saturday to celebrate Cumbria County Council’s £1m investment into one of the town’s landmark buildings.