The ‘new-look’ Thornbury library opens its doors again today (Monday 18th October) following a £10,000 face-lift.
Continuing its programme of building improvements, South Gloucestershire Council committed funds to the project which includes internal decoration, new shelving and seating, improved layout of the library including the provision of an IT learning suite and improved signage for the library.
Cllr Heather Goddard, executive member for communities, said: “We are committed to investing in library provision across the district and this mini make-over will certainly give Thornbury residents a much more pleasant environment to borrow books, DVDs and use the internet.
“We are trying to tie in these improvements with the work that is nearing completion on identifying what the options are in terms of improved library provision in the town going forward into the future, taking into account the tough public spending environment we are in. For instance, much of the updated fittings and furniture could be transferred if the library eventually moves.”
To celebrate the reopening, the library is hosting an evening with popular close harmony singing group Fascinating Rhythm on Wednesday 3rd November from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are free and available from Thornbury library.
Other events lined up at the library this autumn include a healthy eating cookery demonstration, a talk by local author and dairy farmer Richard Cornock on his life in Tytherington and, in December, around the world cyclist, Astrid Domingo Molyneux will share her experiences of her life-changing trip.
Source: South Gloucestershire Council