Reading Central Library is a large red brick building on four floors. According to Wikipedia it was built in 1985. This library has a river (or brook) running under it. The gallery upstairs is named after it – Holy Brook.
Even though we arrived at the library 20 minutes before closure time on a summer Saturday there were still lots of people in the library on the three floors that were open. The children’s library is a castle theme and there was evidence of the summer reading scheme being promoted.
It was a well stocked and well-used library, if showing it’s age a little.
Like all local authorities budget cuts have forced the council to discuss reducing the number of hours the library is open.