Smiles all round as Ramsey library opens

The oldest and the youngest members of Ramsey’s new library were on hand to cut the ribbon for its grand opening today.

Mary Price and seven-month old Kameron Baker were given the honour of declaring the library, based at the former Grand Cinema in Great Whyte, open.

Brothers Priyanthan Praba, aged six, and Mithushan, eight, won goodie bags of books, pens and energy-saving light bulbs after discovering golden tickets in the children’s section of the new library.

The brothers have been library members for three years with their mum Meena. Mithushan said: “The new library is great – it’s much bigger and lighter than the old building. I like it.”

Also served up on the day was a cake donated by Windmill Bakery.

Christine May, Cambridgeshire County Council’s head of libraries said: “It is great to be opening the doors of Ramsey library to local communities.

“This event is all about bringing the community together to celebrate the new facilities and we are grateful to local businesses and organisations for the prizes they have given to support the event.”

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The rest of the site, developed by land-owners Luminus social housing association into public toilets, apartments and a community information centre, is due to officially open tomorrow (August 18).

nAlso pictured are Eileen Baker, far left, and Kameron’s mum Kaye. Picture by Doug McLeod.