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Last week, local Swansea AM Mike Hedges joined with pupils from Pentre’r Graig Primary and members of the public to attend the official opening of a well-used community library in Swansea following an investment worth £345,000.
Morriston Library, located on Treharne Street in Morriston, re-opened its doors to the local community following an upgrade and refurbishment of its facilities. The investment has led to the installation of free wi-fi access and a community room, the remodelling of the IT suite, and new shelving, stock and furniture.
The works were funded by Cymal (Museums, Archives and Libraries Wales) following a successful bid by Swansea Council for financial assistance from the Welsh Government in 2013. Swansea Council also contributed towards the upgrade.
Speaking at the official re-opening, local AM Mike Hedges said:
“As both the local AM and as a regular visitor to Morriston Library, I’m delighted to attend the official re-opening of this much loved community asset.
“Local libraries, like Morriston, play a significant role in our communities. They not only provide us with equal access to information and knowledge, but also act as place for local groups and individuals to meet.
“It’s important that we invest in our library services to cater for the every growing demand by members of the public, especially as libraries now offer such a convenient and wide ranging set of services.
“The redevelopment of Morriston Library is extremely impressive, and it’s certainly a community facility that the people of Morriston and beyond can be proud of.”