Library re-opens after facelift
Published: 1 November 2011
York Gardens Library in Battersea reopens today (Tuesday) after a £35,000 refurbishment of its interior.
The revamped library will reopen its doors to provide a dedicated children's library service, after school homework clubs, public-access IT and internet facilities, a small selection of books for adults and new community space.
There will also be educational and leisure activities provided for young people in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.
The changes, which were drawn up following extensive public consultation, mean that the library now boasts additional community spaces. Two extra rooms are now available for hire by local groups and organisations, brining the total number of rooms for hire to five.
The council's culture spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: "Wandsworth has one of the best-run and most efficient library services in London. Unlike the majority of other councils in the capital that are now shutting their libraries, we are keeping all 11 of ours open.
"These modernisation and refurbishment works will breathe new life into York Gardens library and make it much more of a focal point for local children and for local community groups."
York Gardens library is open from 12 noon to 7pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, between 12 noon and 6pm on Thursday and Friday and between 12 noon and 4pm every Saturday.
The community spaces for hire are available seven days a week.
For more information about local library services visit www.wandsworth.gov.uk/libraries. To hire one of the rooms at York Gardens call (020) 8871 8848 or email email@example.com.