Historic Kettering Library reopening
13th May 2013
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Historic Kettering Library Reopening

Kettering library has seen millions of visitors since it opened in 1904

The 109-year-old Kettering Library reopened with a re-enactment of its first opening in 1904 after undergoing a £265,000 restoration.

The library was originally funded by US steel industry magnate Andrew Carnegie - who ploughed his money into thousands of libraries as well as building the Carnegie Hall in New York.

New funding has restored the original 1904 wooden parquet flooring and this will now enable the original front door to be used again, which hasn't been open for many years.

In March 2012, the Friends of Kettering Library group launched an appeal to restore the historic building and have raised about £15,000 plus Northamptonshire County Council has provided a £250,000 grant.

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