Librarys are not usually the place you would find me despite being in the middle of a degree but Aylesbury Library is one I do not mind vivisting. Located on the edge of the town centre just off the market square the library has undergone many reberbishments in the last few years and is now a modern plesant space.
The library is one of the largest in the County of Buckinghamshire and is well stocked with books, magazines, dvds, cds and games. These is a wide selection of each and new releases are added quickly. The only draw back is that popular titles and new releases are hard to find as they are always out on loan. However, the library runs a request system by which you can put in a request for a title and when it is returned it will be reserved for you ( this will cost £1 but childrens books are free to reserve), although again on popular items the que of people who reserved it before you may be long.
As well as the usual library services the lirary also provides community activies for old young and special interest groups. THe baby bounce and rhyme is very popular with mums of preschoolers and is a favourite of mine. Local authors also attend from time to time for Q&As and story times for children of all ages are provided in school holidays.
A service not well known but loved by me is the reserve library lending which is located in the local County Offices next to the library. THis service holds many more unusual or older titles and a large selection of manuscripts (the reason I love it as an avid musician). To access the service you ask in the regualr library and they infirm the reserve library of the time you will arrive, borrowing is by appointment only from the reserve selection. Then on arrival at the reserve library you are met by a lovely woman who shows you to the section you need and leaves you to browse as you like.
If anyone is in Aylesbury and has not visited the library especialy if you have children I would definity recommend a visit, my kids love it, I love it and best of all its free!