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Poem celebrates Runcorn's new library
A POET has written a poem about Runcorn to celebrate the opening earlier this year of a new £750,000 library in Granville Street.
It took just one day to move 20,000 books into the former market building from its former home inside a grade II listed building in Egerton Street.
Merseyside poet Eleanor Rees visited Halton’s libraries to read up on the town’s history.
She also chatted to residents at a local history event, Then and Now, to capture their memories and experiences.
A free copy of her poem, ‘Dusk Town’, is available at all Halton’s libraries.
The project is part of Perfect Places, a campaign to encourage more people to borrow and read poetry.
The new library has self service counters, mobile shelving, brightly coloured furniture, 10 personal computers and wi-fi.
Halton Direct Link is also based there.