Extreme makeover for Stonehaven library...

STONEHAVEN library is looking a lot brighter following a makeover carried out by Aberdeenshire Council.

Saturday, 11th May 2013, 12:00 pm

Along with the library in Fraserburgh, Stonehaven has been transformed as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s drive to improve the surroundings for library users and staff.

Both branches have reopened to the public following work to renovate the interiors over the winter. The work included fitting new carpets, painting walls and the installation of new book shelves, desks and seating areas.

Dedicated space for teenagers has been created in both libraries for young people to use resources available to them.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning & Leisure Committee Councillor Isobel Davidson, said: “Both branches now have an amazing look that makes them a great setting for people of all ages to use for work, study and leisure.

“Libraries are a place of comfort for many people, and this investment looks to put a fresh face on the branches in time for the summer. Our branches are bustling with activity, and the makeover in two of our biggest towns will benefit the hundreds of people who use them.”

Vice-chair Councillor Ron McKail added: “There are lots of interesting events and activities going on in libraries across Aberdeenshire, and this investment ensures the surroundings will be warm, fresh and vibrant.

“Our libraries are a great place to relax and unwind, and I hope many non-users and lapsed members will be encouraged to come back to the libraries and check out the new surroundings.”

More information on library events in Aberdeenshire is available on the website at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries and the service can also be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AberdeenshireLibraries or Twitter @onceuponashire