A New Chapter For Wood End Library

Greenford building due to reopen spring 2011

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Wood End Library will close its doors at 5pm on Saturday, 7 August 2010 to begin refurbishment works to redevelop the building to create a modern library and children’s centre.

The new centre will include a contemporary library offering traditional services with access to computers and a range of learning opportunities. It will also provide family support, activities for children and adults, early childhood and health services and links to Job Centre Plus.

The new centre is due to open in spring 2011, in the meantime library users can use any of the other local libraries, including the Mobile Library, which has two stops in Greenford on alternate Thursdays.

Councillor Kamaljit Dhindsa, Cabinet Member for Customer and Community Services, said:

“I am delighted that the council is investing £300,000 in revitalising Wood End Library. The current library was built in the 1930s and this work will bring it up to modern standards and make it more accessible.
“As the first library in Ealing to be rebuilt in partnership with Ealing’s children’s centres, this is an exciting opportunity to not only provide a traditional library service but to create a hub for the whole community to enjoy.”

The total cost of the refurbishment is £870,000. Ealing Council is contributing £300,000 from the library capital fund and the remainder will come from Sure Start funding from the former Department for Children, Schools and Families.

For further information please contact Greenford Library on 020 8825 7227 or visit the website www.ealing.gov.uk/libraries.

23 June 2010

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