PUPILS from Knowles Primary School were among special guests invited to celebrate a special birthday for Bletchley Library.
The children were invited to the library yesterday (Monday) to help cut a special ceremonial cake to celebrate its 50th birthday. Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Catriona Morris, staff and longstanding library members also attended.
The library attracts around 135,000 visitors per year and is home to around 42,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and newspapers. Also on display was an article from the Bletchley Gazette chronicling the day the library opened – the same day The Beatles first appeared on television: December 17, 1962.
Milton Keynes Poet Laureate, Mark Niel, wrote a special poem for the occasion.
Senior Librarian at Bletchley Library, Emma Carrick, said: “It is absolutely wonderful that the library has been here to serve the community for half a century and we are delighted that Councillor Morris joined us to celebrate on the day.”