Prestatyn's new look library opens its doors

Published date: 28 November 2013 |
Published by: Matt Jones 
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PRESTATYN’S new library opened its doors to the public for the first time this week.

The Kings Avenue site, which opened on Monday, will also serve as a hub for third sector health and social care services and provide collaboration with local colleges and schools.

Cllr Huw Jones, Denbigh-shire Council’s cabinet lead member, said: “This is an exciting project and the new facility will be an important community resource centre – a social centre and a hub for the community.

“The aim is to provide a whole range of services for people in partnership with other information and learning providers as well as the third sector and create an environment where all of the community are happy to visit."

Denbighshire invested £1m including a £300,000 grant from the Welsh Government Museums and Libraries Division.

Jamie Groves, Denbighshire’s head of communications, marketing and leisure, added: “This modern facility will be a place of inspiration and aspiration - a cultural and educational hub in the community and an attractive environment to provide access to high quality resources as well as delivering opportunities for shared use and partnership working.”

There will be a single point information/customer service desk, which will also provide signposting to specialist support services and expertise including a portal for potential volunteers.

It will feature a shared learning community approach in partnerships to include business support, technology, engaging young people, adult learning, employment and recruitment training as well as literacy numeracy and computer skills.

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