What a treat we had visiting the new Crawley library! It is spacious and light and extremely child friendly compared with libraries in the past. The children found the rows of computers, loaded with interactive software very exciting but the displays of glossy books were also attractive. We were given a tour up and down the sixty steps and even a peep ‘backstage’ where books are stored and mended. Some of the Year 1 children have already been back to use their new library cards and fill the kindly supplied book bags.