£.m facelift for library

PUBLISHED: 11:49 07 August 2008 | UPDATED: 16:26 05 May 2010

A new page in the history of a library is about to be written. £500,000 is set to be spent on the refurbishment of Sandy Library. The library is about to undergo a refurbishment which will see it double in size. We are hoping for a bigger better libra

A new page in the history of a library is about to be written.

£500,000 is set to be spent on the refurbishment of Sandy Library.

The library is about to undergo a refurbishment which will see it double in size.

"We are hoping for a bigger better library. The library is too small to cater for the needs of Sandy's community and so needs to be bigger," says Jenny Poad, library services manager at Bedfordshire County Council.

The refurbishment should take four to five months and will cost a total of £470,000. The work should begin in September and be completed by next March. Local residents are assured the disruption will be kept to a minimum.

The changes will include an injection of technology with extra computers, plus a wider selection of books for people to borrow.

The library is also becoming disability friendly with better access to the front of the library and a disabled toilet.

Councillor Bob King, Bedfordshire County Council member for community services, said: "Work will soon begin on some fantastic additions to Sandy Library."

The library itself is built on a site with plenty of potential for development space therefore the library is being developed into this area, to double its current size.

These refurbishments will not only mean the entire community has better access to the library but will also have a community meeting room.

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