Makeover for Kenilworth Library will give it 'fresh and bright look' for 2021

Kenilworth Library is getting a makeover which will give it a 'fresh and bright look' for 2021, Warwickshire Libraries has announced.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 7:48 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 7:54 pm
Kenilworth Library.

The current ‘Click and Collect’ and ‘Staff Select’ library services are continuing to operate, with pre-ordered books being available to collect from the exhibition room at the back of the library, facing the Square West car park.

Pre-ordered book collections can be made from the exhibition room between the hours of 9.30am and 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 10.30am to 5pm on Wednesday and 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday.

The library will have a complete refurbishment with a new layout, new furnishing, shelving and carpet to give it a fresh look, and it will be completely redecorated with many improvements. Reorganising the layout will make the best use of the space available.

The last time Kenilworth Library had a major refurbishment was in 2005.

Councillor Kam Kaur, Warwickshire County Council’s Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation, said:

“This is wonderful news for the people of Kenilworth, as we invest in our Warwickshire libraries for the future. I’m looking forward to the refurbishment and hope that our library customers will bear with us while the main library remains closed for a short period to enable this to happen.

“Kenilworth Library last had a major refurbishment 15 years ago. So much has changed in that time in terms of what people are looking for from a library, but it has remained extremely popular with local residents.

“The building’s makeover for 2021 will give it a brighter and more open atmosphere, and make greater use of the space within the library, so it can be flexible enough to meet the ever-evolving needs of our residents, and they can enjoy using its facilities when it reopens.”