Workshops set to teach people about new Kingston library

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People are being invited to workshops to teach them about the design, layout and brand of the new Kingston Library.

The workshops will take place at a range of venues between in order to give new and existing library users the opportunity to share and develop ideas. Workshops will take place between July 15 and 20 and full details can be found at

“Opening the Book”, a library design company, will be delivering the interactive workshops which promise to be a fun and thought provoking experience for all who take part. In addition to the four workshops open to the public there will be events targeted at key interest groups, including local councillors, businesses and children to look at their specific needs for the new space.

Paul Sanders Assistant Director, Community Facilities Unit, says: “We are thrilled to have reached this stage in the new Kingston Library project and we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with the local community at these innovative workshops.”

Councillor David Hopkins, the Cabinet Member responsible for libraries, said: “This is a real milestone in the development of this project. Sharing ideas in this way promises to provide a ground-breaking and stimulating space for library users.”