Loose the dated, silent Library and make it welcoming
It would be great to see Worthing library as a destination, somewhere people plan on meeting friends and could spend some time. I don't understand the need for a silent library, how great would it be if it could have the buzz and feel of a really nice bookshop. Where you are allowed to talk and even laugh. Having been asked to stop laughing at Worthing Library when checking out books, I have since kept my visits short. A café or coffee shop could really help attract people in and sitting among the books would be great .
why not create quiet space /room for those who need to read / study.
The staff could then talk and welcome visitors in