Facelift helps library to begin new chapter

A whole new look is awaiting young visitors to Honiton Library when it reopens

A whole new look is awaiting young visitors to Honiton Library when it reopens - Credit: Libraries Unlimited

A whole new look is awaiting young visitors to Honiton Library when it reopens.
Libraries Unlimited has made the most of lockdown to update the inside and exterior of the building in New Street, with particular emphasis on the children’s section.
As well as new signs outside the building – which people can already see now – the children’s area has been completely redesigned. Staff and office areas have also been given some new carpet and redecorated.
Library supervisor Linda Isaacson said: “I cannot stress how much we have missed our customers and are looking forward to welcoming people back to the library with its fresh new look.
“We love the new jungle theme in the children’s library and hope they do too. These areas have been untouched for years and the works have given a fresh feel to the library.
“We can’t wait to reopen and play our part in the community as it comes out of lockdown. Whether it’s welcoming people who feel isolated to one of our many groups, giving advice to people using our computers to look for work, or helping children catch up with their reading and learning, we’re all geared up and ready to go.”
The Friends of the Library gave the money for furniture and fixtures and the main contractor for the work was Schoolings.
Honiton Library is scheduled to open again for book browsing and computer use when restrictions are lifted on Monday, April 12. Check the website and social media for the latest information and opening hours.
Honiton Library is managed by Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries. For further information and full contact details you can visit their web page www.librariesunlimited.org.uk – and find them on Facebook – Libraries Unlimited.
Libraries Unlimited is an independent charity and a staff and community owned social enterprise, established in April 2016.

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