DENBIGH Library reopened last month following a major refurbishment that has modernised its facilities and provided new areas for community involvement.

The new facilities include an IT learning and educational zone, a flexible consultation area for community use and library activities and events, a redesigned children’s zone, and private 1-2-1 surgeries, all complemented by new shelving, furniture and flooring.

The work was funded by a £120,000 grant from the Welsh Government's Museums, Archives and Libraries Division in collaboration with Denbighshire County Council.

Llinos Davies, customer services manager for Denbigh Library, said: “The library has been modernised but in keeping with the historic building.

“We believe that libraries are the beating heart of communities and hope that this refurbishment will allow us to further our role in the Denbigh community.

“Denbigh Library is already active with school visits, however we want to encourage more groups, such as charities or kids groups, from across the community to get involved.

“We welcome community input on ideas for programmes to deliver educational visits, such as computer sessions that members of the community might be able to lead.

“We want this to be a safe space for people to come with whatever problems that might have to relax, learn and enjoy themselves.”