Herbert Macaulay Library in Yaba gets a facelift

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Millennials get a lot of flak for things they didn’t cause. One of them being killing libraries when in reality, they’re saving them. Even though the idea of a library became quaint with the rise of the internet and digital libraries, young people still use them when they can. It’s always nice to have a quiet place to study, research or just work.

The Herbert Macaulay Library in Yaba is one of the 12 branches of the Nigerian Library Association. It provides free education and information for the residents of Lagos State and visitors. Originally built in 1966, the Library was later renamed after the renowned nationalist, Olayinka Herbert Macaulay.

About a year ago, the Lagos State Government announced the total renovation and upgrade of the Herbert Macaulay Public Library to an international standard. The upgrade was carried out through a partnership with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB). 

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The project is part of the bank’s You Read CSR Initiative and the Lagos State Government’s Adopt-A-Library Initiative which share similar goals. After the long wait, the library was commissioned yesterday!

The bank also called for Nigerians to donate their favourite non-academic books to the library to help shape and educate the minds of the young people that’ll use it. Here are some things you can do at the library.