Lea Bridge Library reopens its doors
|Published: 22nd March 2010 14:34|
The new-look library benefits from more books, an improved
layout and a new state-of-the-art self-service system in the
library that'll give staff more time to help visitors on the floor
and answer their questions.
Once the full scheme is open at the end of May, around
£1.1 million will have been spent on the refurbishment, which
will provide more study space and more PCs for those wanting
a quiet place to hone their homework or check their emails. The
work hasn't stopped there, either, with the first floor equipped
with a community room that can be hired by local groups and
organisations once a new lift is installed.
Waltham Forest's Cabinet Member for Leisure, Arts and Culture, Cllr
Geraldine Reardon, said: "The refurbished library looks great and
I'm sure Lea Bridge residents will enjoy seeing what it has to
offer. When the works are fully completed later in the year it
should prove to be an even greater asset to the local community.
"We've spent more than £10 million on improving and refurbishing
the borough's libraries over the past few years and are now offering
our residents more choice, better facilities and a service that is
better tailored to their day-to-day needs, whether they want to
concentrate on their coursework, leaf through their favourite book, pick
up a DVD or spend half an hour job hunting or searching for a
plumber on line."
In further good news, work on Leyton Library is also progressing well,
with the first phase nearing completion. This should be open by the end
of March, promising more shelving space, more books and a bright new
look for the Grade II listed building.