DID you know that there have been over 99,500 visitors to the Masters House and Ledbury Library since it opened a year ago?

This was just one of the impressive statistics available for the community to learn about during the open day held to celebrate the first anniversary. In addition there have been 685 new members and a huge 53,100 items borrowed and reserved for members. The cultural and social activities have proved increasingly popular and heritage events have resulted in more than 500 people participating in tours organised by the Friends of the Library. The Masters House community offers so much to the public through its customer services and has gone from strength to strength since the move from the Barrett Browning Institute last year. After a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday sung by all those present for the first birthday, volunteer and heritage co-ordinator Rachel Lambert said “Everyone here at the Masters House is thrilled that our first year has been such a success. The library team are delighted with the enormous number of new members, customer services are happily run off their feet with enquiries and the heritage and events programme is going from strength to strength. And none of it would be possible without the friends and volunteers to whom we owe a debt of gratitude.”

For more information call 01432 383499 or email ledburylibrary@herefordshire.gov.uk