Libraries Connected is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty the Queen.
During her 70-year reign, the Queen visited hundreds of public libraries and formally opened many, including Mansfield Library in her silver jubilee year and most recently Chester’s Storyhouse in 2018. This support - which reflects the vital role libraries play in our communities - has been hugely appreciated by library workers and users alike.
On behalf of everyone at Libraries Connected, we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family for their loss.
Below is a list of some of the public libraries opened by the Queen.
Luton Library, 1962; Swiss Cottage Library, 1964; Barbican Library, 1982; Mansfield Library, 1977; Calne Library, 2001; Durham Clayport Library, 2002; Newcastle City Library, 2009; The Hive, Worcester, 2012; Storyhouse, Chester, 2018.