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New Library opens in East Dulwich’s Grove Vale

A new library has opened in Dulwich, and is almost twice the size of its predecessor.

Grove Vale library had a grand opening on December 19, with books, e-books and e-magazines, internet and WiFi, and space for groups and clubs including children’s story-time and rhyme-time sessions.

Local artist Lasma Liepina has created a large-scale artwork above the entrance, called History Made in Dulwich, inspired by nature, history and architecture across a timeline from 967, when East Dulwich was a dill meadow, through to the present day.

In a statement sent to the News, the council said: “In difficult times, when so many local councils are having to make tough decisions and close their libraries, Southwark has gone beyond investing in its excellent, existing provision.

“This new library was made possible by working with Northridge Capital; it is part of their new development, which also includes housing and a Marks and Spencer store, all adjacent to East Dulwich station.”

To celebrate, the council is putting on twelve free days of events and activities in February.

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