Novel event to celebrate reopening of library

Central Library, Bexleyheath opened its doors on February 1, following a four-week closure works.

These have included improvements to facilities, with bigger meeting rooms, refreshing the look and feel of the library.

The closure also provided an opportunity to address some current drainage issues.

Councillor Peter Craske cabinet member for community safety, environment and leisure, said: “It’s good to have Central back open for business as usual.

The refurbishments will make a great difference to library users and have all been finished in time for our first book festival called BookBuzz.

It starts on February from 10am and runs until February 24.

It will feature visits from favourite book characters, face painting, circus skills and much more.

Go to or take a look at our special BookBuzz video.

Work at the library also involved preparation for the installation of a new Changing Places toilet.

The new facility will provide people with profound and  multiple learning disabilities, as  well people with other physical disabilities, with a safe place with extra equipment and space to allow them to use toilets comfortably.

It will have an external access from Royal Oak Road and will be open later this year.

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