A LIBRARY opened with a children’s area and a health center to promote physical and mental well-being.
The Llanrwst Library has been relocated with a wide range of literature, exhibition space, flexible space for meetings and activities, and computers and Wi-Fi for public use. The library service will operate under a community hub model led by Conwy County Borough Council and partners in the health sector and the third sector.
The relocation of the Plas yn Dre site, in use since 1998, follows funding from the Welsh government under the Transforming Towns investment program. The local authority said it would cost £ 90,000 to repair the roof of the old building, while the move is expected to cost £ 373,800.
The old site had been well used, with more than 35,000 book loans each year, but the city council offered to move to the ground floor of the Glasdir built in 2007 after it fell into disuse the year last.
The council said the existing library on Heol Yr Orsaf Station Road was too small to meet popular demand, aside from being dated and in need of investment.
Cllr Mark Baker, CCBC Cabinet Member for Arts, Heritage and Culture, said: “The Glasdir Library provides residents of rural Conwy with a community hub to access counseling services, and much more. , closer to home.
“We are proud of the facilities we have and the services offered. The Glasdir Library generates opportunities to develop our cultural and health partnerships, once again highlighting why we are a strong candidate for the UK City of Culture 2025. ”
Lee Waters, Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Climate Change, said: “I want to congratulate everyone involved in this project.
“Through our Transforming Towns program, we are providing £ 136million to further support the economic and social recovery of our towns and city centers across Wales.”
The Glasdir Library is open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.