Author officially opens Harpenden’s new library service

PUBLISHED: 06:43 22 July 2013

Author Robert Goddard opens the new Harpenden Library with cabinet member for libraries Francis Button

Author Robert Goddard opens the new Harpenden Library with cabinet member for libraries Francis Button

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A BEST-SELLING author marked the start of a new chapter for Harpenden Library and Youth Connexions service when he declared the facility officially open on Friday.

Thriller writer Robert Goddard unveiled a plaque to celebrate the library’s new High Street location, which replaces the former Argos store.

Frances Button, Herts county council’s cabinet member for libraries, said: “This development is great news for local people. The library is now in a central location with better access for our many users and improved use of space with all our library services and stock on one level.”

Later in the day Mr Goddard, whose books include the award-winning Long Time Coming, also gave a talk to visitors about his latest novel The Ways of the World.

Richard Roberts, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “I am delighted that we have been able to open this new Youth Connexions facility in the middle of Harpenden.

“It represents a significant enhancement on the old arrangements and means that we will be able to offer a wider range of advice, support and activities for young people in the local area.”

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