Townhill Library has been given a new look and feel, thanks to a refurbishment project that began last November and is due to be completed in February.
Swansea Council is behind the refurbishment, with funding worth about £125,000 from the Welsh Government’s Museums, Archives and Libraries Division.
The library, located at the Phoenix Centre on Powys Avenue, has been closed throughout the refurbishment, with alternative libraries available for users at Sketty, Brynhyfryd, Fforestfach and Swansea Central.
Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Tourism and Major Projects, said: “The refurbishment project at Townhill Library will help accommodate changes needed at the Phoenix Centre by the Hill Community Development Trust, but it will also give the library a new look and feel, thanks to remodelling of the existing space and the introduction of new shelving and furniture. This will benefit Townhill Library users when the facility re-opens because it will help meet their future needs.”
The new-look library will be officially opened on Monday 12 February by the Lord Mayor of Swansea.
Residents are invited to drop in, explore the library’s new features and find out more about the programme of events planned for February half term and beyond.
- Modern open-plan library
- Larger Children’s Area
- Interactive StoryWall with sensory features and a reading cubby-hole
- New books and DVDs
- New furniture with increased display opportunities
- New IT area with new desks and free internet access
- TV screen featuring news, local information and events
- New Book Bag Scheme, with pre-selected books for children and adults
Opening Hours (from Monday 12 February)
For more information on Townhill Library and forthcoming events visit swansea.gov.uk/TownhillLibrary
Townhill Library, The Phoenix Centre, Paradise Park,
Powys Avenue, Townhill, Swansea SA1 6PH
01792 512370 | swansea.gov.uk/TownhillLibrary
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