New chapter as Moira Library opens its doors

Young callers Josh and Ella Gorman enjoy a visit to the new library in Moira
Young callers Josh and Ella Gorman enjoy a visit to the new library in Moira

The new Moira Library, which offers a modern, bright and spacious facility for all ages, opened its doors last Thursday July 16.

Built on the site of the previous building, the new library is designed innovatively to blend with the surrounding environment and maximise use of space to provide an attractive and welcoming community hub.

The internal space has been zoned to create a comfortable place for everyone offering a children’s library, a teenage area and browsing and study spaces.

The library also offers a range of services including self-service kiosks where users can borrow up to nine items at any one time, free Wi-Fi throughout the building, free computer access, an interactive whiteboard and a plasma screen displaying library and community information.

Irene Knox, Chief Executive Libraries NI, said: “Libraries NI is delighted to announce the opening of the new Moira Library. The building has been designed to meet the needs of the local community and will enable Libraries NI to increase the number and range of programmes we provide. Thanks to our customers for their patience while the building work was ongoing. We hope that everyone in Moira and the surrounding area will use the new library.”

Just bring along a means of ID which includes a home address to become a member and enjoy free membership benefits, including eBooks, and a range of online services.

Opening hours are Monday and Wednesday (closed); Tuesday 1:00pm-5:00pm; Thursday 11:00am–6:00pm; Friday 10:00a- 2:00pm and Saturday 10:00am–1:00pm.

Ring Moira Library on 028 9261 9330 for more details.