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Library work on schedule

PUBLISHED: 17:47 11 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:23 03 July 2010

WORK to transform Great Yarmouth Library is progressing well and will be completed by the end of the summer.

The £1.4m scheme will boost facilities at the Tolhouse Street library with a new community kitchen, more PCs, workshops and studios, open plan exhibition space and a new express library area for the most popular books and recent releases.

WORK to transform Great Yarmouth Library is progressing well and will be completed by the end of the summer.

The £1.4m scheme will boost facilities at the Tolhouse Street library with a new community kitchen, more PCs, workshops and studios, open plan exhibition space and a new express library area for the most popular books and recent releases.

The exterior will also get a facelift with a new picture window and entrance making the library more attractive to passers-by.

Vinyl floor graphics promoting the library will be created in the town centre in anticipation of the library's grand opening later this year once the project, funding by a Big Lottery grant, is complete.

And a work of art - made by a local artist - will take centre stage in the revamped library after Norfolk County Council's library service invited artists to commission a work of art which the local community will help create.

The new piece will be displayed either inside the library or in the garden area and will be revealed next year.

Mary Kent, locality manager, said: “Local people have been involved at every stage of the refurbishment of the library and many of the changes and improvements that are being made have been directly influenced by them.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the project should email Mary Kent at mary.kent@norfolk.gov.uk.

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