A novel idea has become a reality as a new library was declared open at Boyn Grove Community Resource Centre.
The facility in Courthouse Road in Maidenhead welcomed its first visitors on Monday at an event attended by members of staff and Royal Borough councillors.
The first adult visitor received a bunch of flowers and the first child through the doors was presented with a teddy bear from Clewer East ward councillor Eileen Quick.
The new library, which is Royal Borough funded and housed in a purpose-built side extension to the resource centre, is 'dementia friendly' offering specialist books to encourage reminiscence.
Members can also enjoy an online library of e-books, stories on CD, magazines and a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction.
Activities for children will be organised for school holidays and staff are also in the process of setting up sessions for the elderly.
The library's outreach and events officer Alison Hollands said:
"We are doing our best to make the library attractive and to provide a whole range of facilities and service that people want."
Contact 01628 685733 for information.
Top Ten Articles
The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Wokingham, warning that rain moving eastwards across the south of the country may turn to snow in some places.