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New courtyard among improvements at Woodley Library

New courtyard among improvements at Woodley Library

18 December 2015

A new enclosed 'courtyard' garden has been created at Woodley Library as part of a range of improvements.


The new courtyard has been created in an area that had limited access and was in need of substantial maintenance.  The space has now been cleared, a new patio area laid, and lighting and a water feature installed.  


Other improvements carried out through the summer include new modern lighting, which will make the library brighter and more welcoming and is more energy efficient.  A new meeting room has also been created within the library, which will be available for hire to a wide range of users such as small local businesses and local community groups.


In addition new doors from the library have been added to make the area more accessible.  When summer comes the refurbished garden area will be used for a range of library events and will also be available for bookings.  When the garden isn’t being used for events it will also be available for library customers to enjoy whilst they read a book.


Executive member for residents’ services Cllr Pauline Jorgensen said "Our libraries across the borough are much loved by their many users and increasing in popularity.  I am pleased we have been able to improve the facilities in Woodley further and hope that this will attract even more people to drop-in and see what their local library has to offer."