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We need your help to name Barnsley’s new community space and central library.

The £5.3 million futuristic building is set to be the cornerstone of the exciting town centre redevelopment and we’re looking forward to watching it evolve.

On the outside, its glass design will illuminate the new public town square.

Inside, not only will it host the new library, but the rest of the building will also offer much more, including:

  • space for community and group events
  • pop-up demonstrations
  • information sessions
  • meeting places and activities
  • a cafe
  • digital equipment
  • a roof terrace for functions and events

It’s going to be a real community asset for everyone to enjoy, so we’d like your help to name it.

The four* suggestions below have been put forward and chosen by staff. They reflect that the building is a key part of the town centre development and its design will complement the look and feel of the new town square, as well as the fact that it will a multi-purpose community space.

  • The Lightbox
  • The Beacon
  • The Lightworks
  • The Meeting Place

* We know these suggestions won’t suit everyone, so we’re giving you the chance to put forward other ideas (e.g.Barnsley Library!) using the form

We’ve already had lots of votes through our various channels and these will be counted and published once we announce the name.

We hope that you’ll enjoy the building and all it has to offer once it opens in 2018!