On April 17th 2013 a brand new purpose built Library Hub with a Café opened its doors for the first time.

It was a flagship initiative for BANES Library Service. The Library was formerly staffed part- time but with the support of a team of Volunteers the opening hours were extended to 5 ½ days a week.

In 2017 the Library was threatened with closure but reprieved for a further year due to the lobbying efforts of Paulton’s local Councillor Liz Hardman and local residents including staff and pupils at the Junior School.

In 2018 after a further campaign to save it the Hub became a Community Library staffed by Volunteer Librarians and managed by Paulton Parish Council. Even then there were many pitfalls to be negotiated by the Council before a refurbished Library Hub finally reopened in 2020.

Today it is a thriving centre of Paulton daily life through the continued efforts and commitment of a team of Volunteer Librarians and a friendly welcoming Café.

To mark this milestone there is a display charting the Hub’s eventful history in the Library. Please come and see for yourself.