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Dudley Library to get £208k facelift
9:00am Saturday 19th May 2012 in Local
DUDLEY Library users are being advised of disruption over the next few months as the facility is give a £208,000 facelift.
From now until October, work will be carried out to improve the St James’s Road library’s appearance as well as organising the library to make it easier for people to find books, CDs and other items.
As part of the improvements most of the shelving and carpet, which have been in place for more than 40 years, will be replaced throughout the public areas and the building will also be redecorated. New lighting will also be installed and the computer facilities will be updated.
A Health Exchange service in partnership with NHS Health Exchange trainers, will also be place in-situ to give health advice and guidance to visitors.
Andrea Pope-Smith, director of adult, community and housing services, said: “Many council-run libraries have been refurbished in the last few years and we are pleased that we are now in a position to carry out further work at Dudley Library which will improve the visitor experience.
“It does mean that there will be some disruption to the library over the coming weeks and months while these works are carried out but we will do our utmost to keep disruption to a minimum.”
During the works the first floor of the library will close from now until the end of July and the ground floor will be closed from the end of July until October.