Llantwit Major library reopens after refurbishment


Llantwit Major library reopensPublished 13 March 2015


Vale councillors, the mayor of Llantwit Major, and local school choirs joined together to celebrate the reopening of the town’s library.


Cllrs Stuart Egan, Gwyn John, and Michael Mason officially reopened the library on 25 February, accompanied by choirs from St. Illtyd School, Llanilltud Fawr School and Ysgol Dewi Sant.


The refurbishment work has seen the building completely rewired, staff offices moved to one end of the building, and a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities installed.


It has also been equipped with free wifi for use on phones and laptops, and the improved layout to the IT areas provides more space for people attending IT classes or work club sessions.


The children’s library has also had a makeover with a bright and attractive beach hut theme.


And work to promote reading to children has started in earnest, with the library welcoming 500 children on class visits, running a Harry Potter Night, a hosting a teen quiz, all since the reopening.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council secured a grant of £120,000 from CyMAL in May 2014, which was added to £130,000 previously set aside to provide a total investment of a quarter of a million pounds.