Carrick-on-Suir Library has opened again to the public following the extensive refurbishment to the premises, which began in early August.
The entire renovation project cost an estimated E120,000.
A new roof was installed, the building was fitted with new lights, the interior painted, new carpets laid and comfortable seats were put in place.
The Library’s doors are now automatic and a wheelchair is available on request.
The exhibition/meeting room has been fully refurbished and equipped with 22 data points to facilitate computers and is free to hire out for talks or exhibitions where up to around 30 people seated can be accommodated.
The children’s section has been revamped into a cheerful and bright area offering a huge selection of books for all ages and tastes and also includes the Oxford Reading Tree books section.
In tandem with the facelift, the library’s book stock has also been abundantly updated with new books in every genre of fiction and non-fiction and there are many new ‘talking books’ available.
Among the huge selection of titles in every subject are books in Polish, Russian and French.
In-house events are now up and running with an Adult Book Club meeting the first Wednesday of the month.
The next meeting takes place on November 2 from 8pm to 9pm.
A Knitting Circle meets betweem 2.30pm amd 4.30pm on Thursdays, and if there is enough interest, a ‘Scrabble Club’ will be set up on Friday mornings.
Other regular group meetings and their days and times will be announced shortly.
The library has also a photocopying service and computers are available to use on the premises or bring you can bring your own laptop and access the free wireless facility.
Opening hours have been extended to include three lunchtime openings Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
For a full update on opening times, events and general information, contact the library where the helpful staff will be happy to facilitate and advise you. Tel: (051)-640591 or log on to www.tipperarylibraries.ie