Paddington Library - sparking curiosity for 130 years

In May 1892, the aldermen of Paddington Council showed their progressive thinking in opening a library within the newly-built Paddington Town Hall. A Library has operated almost continuously from this base for the last 130 years, a milestone achieved on 11 May 2022.

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Launched as part of the National Trust's Heritage Festival 2022, themed Curiosity, this suite of web pages celebrates and explores the history of the Town Hall and Paddington Library - for 130 years a much loved destination for the curious minds of Paddington residents and visitors, young and old.