Pwllheli Library set to re-open following major Neuadd Dwyfor refurbishment
Pwllheli Library will be re-opening its doors on Monday, 14 February after nearly a year of refurbishment work at the Neuadd Dwyfor building.
With a major investment of over £900,000 to update and upgrade both the library and cinema and theatre facilities, staff at the new-look Neuadd Dwyfor look forward to welcoming the public back into the much-loved building.
Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Community said:
“I was delighted to recently visit the new-look Neuadd Dwyfor – the improvements carried out will ensure that this much-loved facility is in good stead for years to come.
“All the staff are really excited to be able to welcome users both current and new, into the library, and we know that the people of the area have really missed their library being open.
“The new look library will welcome users back with brand new furniture and shelving and a brand new designated children’s area which will host regular children’s story-times and baby rhyme-time sessions.
“The children’s area also contains a lovely excerpt from a poem by local children’s author and former Wales Children’s Poet Casia Wiliam. Details about forthcoming children’s storytimes and baby rhymetime will be released on the Library social media pages and events can be booked beforehand to ensure the safety of all during the Covid restrictions.”
As part of the new working arrangements at Neuadd Dwyfor, once the Theatre and Cinema is up and running in the coming weeks, the library will move to extended opening times, with users being able to access the library books and computers through self-service, and a new coffee bar will be operational during afternoons once the film programme is in place.
Library users will also benefit from the accessible toilet facility on the ground floor as well as the foyer which has been designed as a space for relaxing and socialising. The Library can be booked in the evenings if a group or society want to hire the space for meetings, and as the shelving is on castors, space can easily be made for groups.
Barbara Lawrence, one of the members of the Neuadd Dwyfor User Group and a regular user of Pwllheli Library, was one of the few given a sneak peek of the library before it will open to the public.
“The Library is fantastic. We are really appreciative of the fact that is has been refurbished so well. Everyone I know are so happy to be using the library – and cinema – again. They will be queuing by the door when the place will re-open!”
Users can also order books for collection at the Library in Pwllheli. You will need your library card number and PIN www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/catalogllyfrgell or contact the library directly on email LlPwllheli@gwynedd.llyw.cymru or by calling the team on 01758 612089.
Further information about Gwynedd Council’s Libraries are available at www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/llyfrgell
1 – Councillor Gareth Thomas in the library with the public computers
2 – Councillor Gareth Thomas and Pwllheli Mayor, Mici Plwm at Neuadd Dwyfor
3 - The new-look foyer at the Neuadd Dwyfor building