I visited the library's temporary home today and the librarian was delighted that I took out six books, urging me not to return them too soon. There are far too many books for the small room the library is currently in but she doesn’t want to send any back because she hopes the new library will soon be opening next door.
Building of the new library and community hub building finished a couple of months ago. However, due to the contractors failing to notify BT Openreach at the right time the phone and internet are not yet connected so no-one can move in. There is currently no indication of when it might open.
The real irony is that the County Council want to close half the libraries in Essex, this being one of them, so it may never move into its purpose-built home.