WELCOME to FOSL


THE NEW LIBRARY OPENED ON 26TH AUGUST - SEAFORD HAS ITS LIBRARY!!
 
There was a Formal Opening on Monday October 6th 2014 attended by many dignitaries including East Sussex County Councillors, senior Library staff and visitors, and the Chairman of the Friends, Bob Brown.



Crowd waiting for the Library Doors to Open 26th August 2014
Please note that the opening hours of the new library are 09:30 to 17:00
except Sundays.

STOP PRESS

At the EGM on Friday 13 November, the members present unanimously agreed formally to dissolve FOSL.
Members will receive full confirmation of the decision in the near future.
The committee expects the final dissolution will take less than six months.

H
istorically, the Friends of Seaford Library began formally in September 2000 after a small group of people noticed an article in the 'Seaford Resident Newsletter' outlining the work of Library Friends Groups. It highlighted the success of the Lewes Library Friends in negotiating for a new library building, and this was of particular interest.

Even after the excellent refurbishment in 2004, Seaford Library obviously could not increase in ground area and remained one third of the size recommended by the then published government guidelines for a town of our size.
Proof indeed that Seaford needed a new and larger library and this was the main objective for Friends of Seaford Library.

The old library finally shut its doors in January 2012 and a temporary library was set up in Blatchington road until the new building of Warwick Housewas was ready.

The new SEAFORD LIBRARY opened in August 2014. The plans for WARWICK HOUSE, a multi-user community building constructed on the site of the Old Library and down the whole length of Warwick Road, were approved by the Planning Committee of the East Sussex County Council on 18th January 2012.

The heart of our Library has always been its caring and helpful staff. 

FOSL will help all it can during this exciting time of transition, at the new WARWICK HOUSE library building incorporating study areas, rooms for hire, a rooftop garden and a café facility. Considerable investment has been put into providing new book stock, over £100,000 has been laid out on books and borrowing rates have grown dramatically.

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