THERE WAS a new chapter for the town’s book borrowing facility this week in 1971, when the doors of a new library were thrown open to the public.
The newly built facility in Mill Road, Market Rasen replaced the rundown and shabby site in King Street.
On the opening day, 649 books were issued, compared to the average 400 usually on a Tuesday, and 61 new readers enrolled.
The library was officially opened a few months later by Ald. Mrs A B Nettleship, who was praised by the chairman of the Lindsey library committee, Ald. W H Crowder, for securing the library for the town.