Faringdon Library set for a facelift

People in Faringdon are being encouraged to have their say on a proposed new and improved library in the town.

Oxfordshire County Council is planning to give the library a complete internal overhaul in early 2022. The makeover would create a modern and inspiring space with an expanded children’s area, dedicated workspaces with USB charging points, moveable shelving to allow space to be used for community events and new book stock.

Residents have until 31 December to give their comments on the project and services.

Councillor Neil Fawcett, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and Safety, said: “At a time when so many authorities are closing their libraries, we’re delighted that we can show our continued commitment to our library services through additional investment such as this.

“The proposed improvements of Faringdon Library would provide the local community with a fresh, modern facility for everyone of all ages to enjoy. This is also an opportunity for residents to get involved in by having their say on the library services they would like to see.”

Library specialists, The Design Concept, will be supporting Oxfordshire County Council with the refurbishment, which has been made possible thanks to housing developer contributions.

Residents can learn more about the planned works, and comment by visiting Lets Talk Oxfordshire, the county council’s digital consultation and engagement platform.

Find out more about Oxfordshire County Council’s library services by visiting the council’s  website.

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