Community gets a library offer

March 2014
Swansea Leader: Newspaper of the City and County of Swansea;  Issue 90  March 2014 (page 4).  Community gets a library offer

Pennard Library

Pennard Library

THE COMMUNITY of Pennard will have the chance to run, develop and contribute to their own library service.

It’s anticipated the Council will be working with Pennard residents to look at how the community facility would work and how it would be funded.

The Council agreed to make no decision on its future before the end of the year while discussions take place.

A wide-ranging review of the Council’s library service is also planned.

Library re-furbishment a hit

Unfortunately the headline “Library re-furbishment a hit” does not relate to Pennard Library (although it should!) but rather it relates to an article in the Swansea Leader: Newspaper of the City and County of Swansea;  Issue 90  March 2014 (page 7) and to the “£345,000 upgrade” to Morriston Library!

The article goes on to state that the library “has been re-opened after an upgrade that’s included the installation of free WiFi, the remodelling of the IT suite and a large injection of new stock.”

“A new community room also forms part of the refurbishment works as well as shelving and the removal of internal partitions to give more space.  Other features include new signs and better lighting to improve access and visibility”

History hunters’ helping hand

March 2014
Swansea Leader: Newspaper of the City and County of Swansea;  Issue 90  March 2014 (page 7)
History hunters’ helping hand

Special events to help budding family historians make a start in researching their family tree could soon be coming to a library near you.

Following a hugely-successful introductory session at Gorseinon Library, further visits could be on the cards for some of the Council’s other libraries too.

To find out more about the Council’s family history services go to www.swansea.gov.uk/westglamorganarchives or for information on what’s on at your local library go to www.swansea.gov.uk/libraries