Spearwood Library reopens after renovations

Bright carpets and funky furniture are among new things now at the library.
Bright carpets and funky furniture are among new things now at the library.

AFTER a five-week closure for renovations, Spearwood Library has reopened.

People streamed in and out of the library all day, borrowing twice as many items than usual.

Staff were kept busy processing returns and issuing 1237 items, compared to the daily average of 637 items borrowed.

The $280,000 renovation program included a redesign of space to meet requests for more seats, meeting and quiet study areas, ergonomic shelving, bright carpets, fresh paint and funky furniture.

City of Cockburn library services manager Linda Seymour said it was the first major refurbishment at the 42-year-old library since 2008.

“If customers’ comments are anything to go by, the refurbishment has been a great success,” she said.

“People emphasised the new meeting and training rooms, new shelving, welcoming layout and the colour and space in the children’s area, which was pleasing to hear.”

Celsa McGartoll, who has been coming to the library for more than 15 years, said the new-look library was a credit to the staff and project team.