Faringdon Library reopens after a facelift
An improved Faringdon Library has reopened for residents to enjoy following a major refurbishment undertaken by Oxfordshire County Council.
The makeover has transformed the library – reopened on 14 November - into a modern and inspiring space with an expanded children’s area, dedicated workspaces with USB charging points, moveable shelving to allow for community events and new book stock.
Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety, said: “This long-awaited revamped library provides amazing and exciting new spaces for people from all over the local community with many books and a lot more beside! It is somewhere for people to meet and socialise, host community events and even work from. We hope residents are delighted with the results, and we are very pleased we’ve have been able to invest in this valued local library.”
New energy-saving LED lighting and heat pumps were installed to create a more carbon-efficient library, and the internet upgraded to allow for faster connection speeds.
The refurbishment was carried out with the support of public library design specialists, The Design Concept, and was made possible thanks to housing developer contributions.
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