Your new Garforth Library & One Stop Centre
Start Date: 26/01/2010
Local older people have been actively involved in the development and planning of library services in Garforth through focus groups and meetings. The focus groups were an opportunity to find out what sorts of services, events and activities the Garforth community want to see in their new library.
As a result of the focus groups a promising partnership has developed between Leeds Library & Information Service and the Garforth "Neighbourhood Elders Team", or N.E.T.
When the new library opens N.E.T and Leeds Library & Information Service plan to work together to meet the needs of Garforth's older learners.
The building will feature green technology such as, water heated by solar power, and a "living" sedum roof that will insulate the building, absorb rainwater and encourage biodiversity.
Garforth Library - how it looked back in Nov 2009
The service has been working with other groups in the community to make sure that everyone has been part of the consultation. This has included: teenagers, Garforth College Student Council, pre-school parents, the voluntary/community sector, Strawberry Fields Primary Student Council, Daniel Yorath House and the Neighbourhood Elders Team.
The development of the old Garforth library has been made possible by a £1.4 million award from the Big Lottery Fund.
Last updated: 29/01/2010