All welcome at Andover Library – doors officially open after refurbishment

Andover Library is ready and waiting to welcome residents to experience the range of improvements made at the branch as part of a £325,000 refurbishment by Hampshire County Council

Mar 21 2019

The County Council’s Executive Member for Recreation and Heritage, Councillor Seán Woodward, visited the branch today (21 March 2019) to officially open the branch alongside staff and visitors.   

Councillor Woodward said: “I’m delighted to officially open the doors of the newly improved Andover Library. It really does offer a great space for customers to meet, read, learn and play in. 

“There’s a new community room available to groups and organisations, and a larger children’s library, meaning we can accommodate more customers and encourage more young readers.  

“We’ve also changed the layout of some sections to allow easier access to some of the most popular items.  

“This refurbishment forms part of our investment in libraries across Hampshire, modernising these important public facilities so that they not only reflect the needs of the communities in which they are located, but are effectively maintained and sustained in the long term.” 

Work completed between October 2018 and February 2019: 

• a larger children’s area to accommodate more activities 

• a new community room for hire 

• an accessible toilet 

• flexible spaces for new partners 

• upgraded, movable furniture to allow flexibility for events and activities 

• general redecoration, including energy efficient LED lighting 

• improvements to the customer entrance and reception area 

Councillor Woodward added: “I would encourage everyone in the area to come and visit, and to get the most out of your local library.” 

Plans are in place for the Andover Registration Office to be co-located with the library from summer 2019.  

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