STONEHOUSE LIBRARY re-opened this week with a special launch event.

Best-selling Gloucestershire novelist Katie Fforde formally opened the library on Tuesday (August 17) following its move to new premises in the High Street.

The library moved from its old location in Elm Road to the town council offices on the high street in 2020, so it could be based in a more central location.

It means that people will now able to access both library and town council services all from the same building.

Stonehouse county councillor Nick Housden was delighted to attend the launch event.

"I was delighted to attend the official opening of Stonehouse Library, meeting the brilliant bestselling author Katie Fforde in the process," he said.

"The library is an essential service for so many people, so to have been able to officially see it open after Covid delays was really pleasing.

"Gloucestershire Libraries did a brilliant job organising readings, games and activities for families to get involved in."