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Kirrie Library reopens after major renovation

Local councillors and library staff are pictured at the reopening of Kirriemuir Library.

Local councillors and library staff are pictured at the reopening of Kirriemuir Library.

Kirriemuir Library has been officially reopened after a major six-figure revamp to improve its facilities.

The renovation programme, which cost £176,557, involved a complete redecoration as well as a new layout, furniture and fittings and new lighting.

Work also involved an extension to the staff workroom and storage while facilities have been improved.

Visiting the library last week, Councillor Jeanette Gaul, Neighbourhood Services vice-convener, said: “Investment by the council in the library has resulted in a fresh and modern interior, a more customer-friendly layout and upgraded staff accommodation.

“Research shows that improvements to library buildings lead to significant increase in use, and we will consider how we can continue to invest in our libraries in the future to encourage local communities to make use of their facilities.”

Kirrie councillor Ronnie Proctor also welcomed the new facilities, saying the building has been given “a new lease of life”.

He said: “It looks really good, is a great facility and something the townspeople can be proud of.

“The fact a beautiful mantlepiece has also been uncovered in what’s now the children’s section is also absolutely fantastic.”

Further information on Angus libraries, including activities and events for all age groups, can be found on www.facebook.com/anguslibraries

 

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