A major refurbishment that will double the size of Carnlough library is to begin next Thursday (August 7).
The work, which will allow for the provision of public access computers offering free internet access, a study area, space to display local history material and many more books, will entail closure of the library until next spring.
Larne Borough Council, which owns the building, in partnership with Libraries NI, aims to provide a modern, bright and comfortable library capable of offering a full range of services.
The new facility, at 160 square metres, will be some 50 per cent larger than the existing library. A dedicated children’s area will also be created with flexible furniture layouts providing the opportunity to accommodate class visits from local schools and activities such as Rhythm and Rhyme aimed at young children.
The council and library authority say that while the project will require closure for a number of months, the project it will “breathe new life into a landmark building.”
and will allow easy access for all”, with level routes from the street to the entrance and accessible public toilet facilities. The upgraded interior is designed to give customers the opportunity to browse, study, meet friends or find a quiet corner to read the Larne Times.