Refurbishment of Broadstairs Library unveiled
BROADSTAIRS Library turned over a new leaf yesterday when it reopened after a series of refurbishments.
The library in The Broadway has new adult education classrooms, toilets, a lift and a café area, as well as modern furniture and decoration.
Kent County Council's (KCC) cabinet member for customer and communities Mike Hill opened the new-look library at 11am, with help from youngest member, 11-month-old Emily Younes, and oldest member Mary Beeson, 88.
Mr Hill said: "Thank you to local people who have helped with suggesting the colours, furniture and activities they would like to have at Broadstairs Library.
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"We are keen to continue to modernise and improve libraries so that they meet the needs of customers in the future."
The Kent Adult Education classrooms on the ground and first floors include interactive white boards, complete with speakers.
But KCC insists 70 per cent of courses will continue to take place at Hilderstone College, in St Peter's Road in Broadstairs.
The new library has also sacrificed staff space to add customer toilets and a large café area with a hot-drinks machine.
Library bosses have assured library members that the number of books in the library has been maintained.
The main entrance has also been moved to the corner of St Peter's Park Road and The Broadway to make the library more inviting.
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