AFTER two months of refurbishment works, the revamped Bayswater Library reopened this morning.
The refurbishments, which cost City of Bayswater $156,000, include new paint and flooring, contemporary furniture, a new children’s area, upgraded computers and an improved layout.
In addition, the traditional service desk has been replaced with modern customer service pods that are height adjustable and allow easier interaction between librarians and members.
An upgraded study and quiet reading area was relocated upstairs, accompanied by new study desks and chairs.
Mayor Dan Bull said the refurbished library met the needs of modern library users.
“The Bayswater Library has been close to the hearts of the community since it opened some 50 years ago, and these long-awaited upgrades will ensure it remains a relevant and central part of our town centre,” he said.
“We’ve added more reading nooks, new public computers and study spaces, plus a colourful new Children’s Library that will be home to the City’s popular family programs.
“The whole space is now more inviting and inclusive.”
The library will be hosting a Teddy Bear’s Picnic on June 15 from 10.30am.
Kids can also enjoy more than 20,000 resources including books, DVDs, audio books and magazines.
For more information, visit Bayswater Library at 25 King William Street, Bayswater or call 9271 2340.