Library refurbishment will improve services for local people

Refurbishment of Filey library is to begin next month to provide modernised, flexible space and facilities, giving people a better service.

Books on a shelf

Improvements to the library, which opened in 1995, will include an attractive new children’s area designed to encourage more children and their parents to use the library. There will be additional table space for customers to use the library for study or bring in their own devices and take advantage of the free wi-fi. New flexible shelving will mean that the library can more easily host a variety of organisations and events and there will be an injection of new books.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “This refurbishment will bring a range of benefits to customers, not only in improved library facilities, including up-to-date IT, but also a flexible space to allow the community to make best use of the venue.”

County Councillor Helen Swiers, Member for Filey, added: “During my year as chair of the County Council I saw refurbishments in other libraries, so I know the benefits they can bring, particularly in providing a flexible space that can be put to many more community uses. So I welcome this refurbishment and look forward to the residents of Filey making good use of the improved facilities.”

The library will close on Saturday, 9 June, and is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, 11 July. Customers will be able to borrow additional books to cover the closure period and arrangements have been made to cover home library service deliveries.

This story was published 29 May 2018