40 years on at Ramsey library

Ramsey Library celebrated its 40th anniversary with visitors invited to take part in a psychedelic 1960s montage. A yellow submarine template was mounted on the wall, and visitors decorated it 60s style with feathers, netting and paper spirals as a nod t

Ramsey Library celebrated its 40th anniversary with visitors invited to take part in a psychedelic 1960s montage. A yellow submarine template was mounted on the wall, and visitors decorated it 60s style with feathers, netting and paper spirals as a nod to the times in which the library was built. Library staff also put up a local history display and shared cake with visitors.

Eileen Baker, library supervisor, 57, pictured cutting the celebration cake, has worked at the library for 30 years.

A lot has changed in that time. As Eileen said: "We didn't even have a book on computers when I arrived! Now there are seven computers for public use, and free Internet use has proved really popular."

However computers have not entirely replaced the old-fashioned way. Eileen added: "People still love coming in and reading a real book or newspaper without having to switch on a computer. It's great that we can offer both types of resources."

Picture: HELEN SOUTH 7079.

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