New Heritage Centre for Kent

History and library building nears completion

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Maidstone library turns over a new leaf

Maidstone's new history and library centre will house 40,000 books Credit: Kent County Council

ITV Meridian's cameras have been invited to take a look around Maidstone's new history and library centre ahead of its opening on April 23rd.

The centre will house an amazing 40,000 books and cost £12 million to build.

The archive documents will be kept in carefully controlled conditions Credit: Kent County Council

The centre will also have a huge wealth of archive documents, photographs, maps and records about the county's history to make sure they survive for future generations. It has been purpose built to protect and display many more archives than has ever been available to the public.

Inside the new look library Credit: ITV Meridian

The children's library will host regular storytime, baby bounce and rhyme sessions.

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