Don’t waist chance to size up new library layout

Pan Gowen (right) and supervisor Sue Duhig in the 9ft 11ins waist of the record-breaking trousers
Pan Gowen (right) and supervisor Sue Duhig in the 9ft 11ins waist of the record-breaking trousers

A new library layout can be seen for the first time before permanent changes are made – and there are some record-breaking trousers on show.

Plans to improve Buckingham Library go on display at an open day on Saturday and residents are being invited to say what they think.

Improvements planned include a new ‘flexible’ meeting space, a new computer area, better children’s library, more accessible toilets and a new ‘local studies area’.

The children’s Summer Reading Challenge also launches on Saturday with a pair of trousers that have the largest waistline in the world on show.

Along with the 9 ft 11 ins waisted trousers, Buckingham firefighters will be there giving fire safety advice and showcasing their fire engine.

David Jones, Bucks County Council’s head of library services, said it was important that people who used the library should feed in at the planning stage.

He said there will also be a treasure hunt, competitions and challenges for families to enjoy.

“We want people to have some fun while they’re looking at the improvement plans,” Mr Jones said. “Our staff will be on hand to talk to them and note their responses.”

David Jones said: ‘We want people to have some fun while they’re looking at the improvement plans. Our staff will be on hand to talk to them and note their responses.’

The open day at Buckingham Library runs from 10am until 2pm.