MITCHELSTOWN LIBRARY SET TO OPEN AT END OF JANUARY
The long awaited and at times controversial new library for Mitchelstown is set to open its doors to the public at the end of January. Work continues at pace in Sutton’s Court where the new library will be located with contractors fitting out the ground floor section of the development.
Speaking to The Avondhu, Cllr Kevin O’Keeffe said, “The work is now well underway and I am looking forward to finally seeing the town with a state of the art library.”
The site chosen for the new library has caused some disquiet within the Mitchelstown community with local groups and organisations favouring a different location for such an important civic facility.
While most people are delighted with the prospect of a new library for Mitchelstown, concerns have been voiced in connection with the heavy traffic at the junction where Sutton’s Court is located.
LACK OF PARKING
Historian and author, Bill Power is looking forward to visiting the new library: “I welcome the fact that Mitchelstown is to get its long awaited new library, however, in the twenty first century internet access does not make a library state of the art. The key to any library is the quality of the books and facilities available to both adults and children.
"The new Mitchelstown library must become a centre and a hub for many community activities. I am also concerned with the lack of parking and the fact that children and elderly people will have to cross a very busy junction to use the library,” he told The Avondhu.
Thursday 6th January 5:53pm