The new temporary location of the Zottegem Library on De Buke was festively opened on Monday. He will be housed there for about two years, the duration of the renovation works of the Egmont castle.
“Moving a library temporarily is by no means an easy job. We were looking for a suitable location close to the center that is accessible, visible and has sufficient parking. The building also had to be large enough to accommodate all materials and to serve as a meeting place. Because there are a lot of visitors who come to read quietly with a drink in the reading cafe, or for one of the activities.” tells alderman of culture Lieselotte De Roover (CD&V)† “The building at Buke 44 is without a doubt the right choice. There were immediately a lot of visitors, and the fresh decoration was particularly well received. The visitors can rest assured; they will also find their trusted books and places in the library at the new location.”
“The move took about two weeks. First, all books, CDs and DVDs were labeled and packed in order to find a new place at the temporary location. The Egmont castle must be empty for the renovation works, so the offices, attics, Ridderzaal, Boekenzolder, … were also moved. It was quite a job, but the many efforts ensured a successful result. A heartfelt thank you to all the library staff, the IT coordinators and our technical support people who made this possible.” says Mayor Evelien De Both (N-VA).
“Visitors can visit the library during normal opening hours. They will find their familiar collections of books, CDs and DVDs there, and are welcome, as before, in the reading café, which has been given a cozy place in the middle of the library. Soon there will also be a reading terrace at the back. Now that the doors are open, we will continue our activities at the new location: stories, workshops, reading jury, … And we will immediately start with our summer activities! With Schat van Vlieg children go on a quest in the Bib and the ‘Destination: Bib’ travel pass challenges children and young people to read six books during the summer and thus collect stamps on their travel pass.” says librarian Sarah Vanroye† “We also have a nice stamp card promotion: with every visit you get a stamp, for five stamps you get a treat in the reading cafe.”