North Brid library marks milestone

Pupils from Martongate School who were singing, along with library staff and the chairman of East Riding Council Chad Chadwick
Pupils from Martongate School who were singing, along with library staff and the chairman of East Riding Council Chad Chadwick

BIRTHDAY celebrations were in order at a library celebrating the tenth anniversary since its opening.

Bridlington North Library, in Martongate, has for the past decade been run by a private 
finance partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a company called PPP-IML.

Over the past 10 years the library, which is the second busiest in the East Riding, has run a reading group for people at the Priory View Day Centre, and also worked with local nurseries and care homes in Bridlington.

Pupils from Martongate School attended the celebrations to sing carols and East Riding Council Chairman Coun Chad Chadwick was on hand to cut the birthday cake.

Library supervisor Paul Hughes, said: “We wanted to make a real celebration of it. The partnership has just worked so well.

“The reading group for Priory View has been one of our big successes. When they first came they were really nervous but now they feel at home here and there is a really happy atmosphere in the library.

“A lot of our customers we basically see as friends, and it is a really good place to just come and relax and enjoy the atmosphere.”