Happy 110th Birthday Hove Library! – Sunday 8th July 2018

hove Library copy

On Sunday 8th July it will be 110 years since Grade II listed Hove Library (gift to the city from Andrew Carnegie) opened. on 8th July 1908.
At 3pm, Hove Writers will be leading a street celebration outside (cake and cordial) on Church Road to celebrate. Short readings, poems and quotes in celebration of Libraries – musicians and celebrities also welcome!
Everyone invited including children.
Dress code: Bright colours (or Edwardian costume if you have one)
A few will go to the Connaught pub afterwards for a drink, but library lovers wanted to honour Andrew Carnegie (a teetotaller) in the street celebration.
Please attend and show your love and appreciation for this jewel in Hove’s crown.
Hove Carnegie Library is much loved and much used, yet has suffered many threats over the years so Hove Writers thought it would be nice to do something positive with this celebration and show public appreciation. If you would like to contribute a reading or piece, please email [email protected] to let them know.
Facebook invitation here
Those were the days when philanthropists donated whole public buildings to the community. And what good value for money this handsome listed building (on land also donated) has proven for 110 years.  Thank you Mr Carnegie. Here’s to the next 110 years! Full history here.