Broughty Ferry Library’s 90th birthday celebrations will launch on Wednesday 24 January where members of the local community are being invited to enjoy an evening of entertainment, hear more about ambitious expansion plans for the library and become supporters of the proposed community space.
The building will be 90 years old on 24 October 2018 and last year plans for a transformational extension were unveiled to create a new community space. The indicative cost of the project is £1,828,000 and significant funding has already been secured from Leisure & Culture Dundee alongside Dundee City Council with the remainder being sought from fundraising including applications to external grant funders who share common objectives.
On Wednesday, architects will be providing a presentation about the design and the Friends of Broughty Ferry Library will be providing an additional talk on the impact of the expansion and how they believe it will bring more trade to the Ferry. There will then be an opportunity for members of the public to become patrons of the new space with the opportunity to ‘buy a brick’. Suggested pledges range from £10 for a brick, with bronze, silver gold and platinum pledges ranging from £25 to £500. Those who donate £50 and above will have their names added to a supporters banner which will be displayed in the extension. All other patrons will have their names added to a donations book.
A previous review of facilities demonstrated a lack of community space in the area and has led to the proposal for a meeting and gathering space that can accommodate up to two hundred people in a safe, easily accessible central location with Broughty Ferry Library the preferred location. The plans also seek to create an inclusive accessible approach which engages the extensive, but underused land surrounding the existing library.
The event starts runs 7-9pm and interested attendees can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 01382 436919