Streatham Library re-opened by Jo Brand

26 March 2014

Written by: Campaigns Team

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The popular Streatham Tate library was re-opened to the public this morning after a £1.4m refurbishment and expansion, with comedian Jo Brand on hand for the ribbon cutting.

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Streatham Library re-opened by Jo Brand

Pictured: Cllr Sally Prentice, Jo Brand, Patrick Roberts (local resident), Cllr Lib Peck and Bridged Hall (Friends of Streatham Library)

New and refurbished facilities

The library now has more computers and books, fresh fittings and furnishings, self-service machines and a refurbished ‘reading garden’.  There are now offices upstairs that are now available for local businesses, and The Mark Bennett Streatham Centre can be hired for exhibitions, meetings, plays, clubs and classes.

Cllr Sally Prentice, Lambeth cabinet member for Culture and Leisure, said: “We have worked closely with the Friends of Streatham Library to make sure that this works as a superb new civic and community space in the heart of Streatham.

“It looks wonderful and will provide exceptional services for everybody in the borough – it’s a library we can be proud of and again demonstrates the council’s cooperative approach with residents.”

Celebrate the opening with us this weekend

Saturday 29 March, 10am – 5.00pm
Community Day with readings, workshops and family friendly events in the Library.

Sunday 30 March, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Made in Streatham showcase including The Tate Britain exhibition and the Streatham Society exhibition

Find out more about the library