By Rob_Sellars,June 12 2012

Andy McNab, the bestselling author and decorated former SAS soldier, marched into Brigg on Tuesday to open the town’s new library and local link.

The brand new facilities are housed in the Angel, and after extensive renovations the library and local link have now been officially opened to the public. In a short service attended by members of both Brigg Town Council and North Lincolnshire Council, Andy McNab unveiled a plaque marking the occasion.

McNab said “I am a big fan of libraries, and understand the importance of reading.”

The author of Bravo Two Zero spoke of how the army taught him the importance of literacy and numeracy, helping him to appreciate the significance of Brigg’s new library.

Source: BriggPeople website

Mr McNab said he was impressed with the new library in Brigg.

He said: “This will be a place for those who enjoy reading to come and continue to enjoy it and for other people to come and get involved in reading.

It is great to a see a new facility like this and a council bucking the trend in a big way.”

Source: This Is Scunthorpe website