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Huthwaite Library

2013 Centenary

Jan 2006Dec 2006

Installing computers to provide public internet access ended up giving reason behind reopening the last 2004 library revamp. Sealing parts of the roof and replacing those large window frames had gone some way to renovating this 90 year old building. Then the above scaffolding sighted throughout 2006 eventually revealed a renewed roof in December, with no apparent interruption to library services.

Sep 2007

Renovation of this Nottinghamshire County Council premises continues by revealing 2007 replacement doors. Adding that automated entrance fully asserts wheelchair friendly access, eight years after a ramp.


Link for renewing library books online, or to confirm current public library opening hours, will best explain fuller management roles since covered by Inspire on behalf Nottinghamshire County Council.

Library services have been affected over the years. There's fewer books being purchased and shorter opening times are adopted. Despite all rework, perhaps partially funded by some lengthy closures, drastic budget cuts have been a regular threat.

Ashfield MPAshfield MP

The Huthwaite Community Action Group were backed up by a local councillor, plus our Ashfield MP who shared these scenes resulting in yet another successful campaign. Nonetheless, the investment made to ensure this historic building remains open, must realise it presents a more desirable property if there's any future necessity of being sold off.

Sighting 2011 work finished off by pointing up all the brickwork, may assure structural integrity lasts long into a second century. The rear and long disused former Lecture Hall also benefits from all this renovation to merit another historic page covering the Undercroft. But the libraries history is completed so far by showing its centenary celebration, which I unfortunately couldn't attend.

Nov 2011

Centenary Celebration 16th Oct 2013

Huthwaite Library marked its 100 year history by hosting an event dated 16th October 2013. Photographer Fiona Asbury managed to capture that day, when honour of cutting a cake was handed to Mrs Mary Seagrave who claimed to hold longest membership.

Centenary16 Oct 201316 Oct 2013

Becoming a member and making regular use of this Free Public Library may be easiest way of showing future support keeping it open.

Indexing Significant Changes to the Free Public Library

25 Feb 17     by Gary Elliott       Updated 08 Mar 18