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Barrow Library re-opens its doors

Barrow-Upon-Soar Library reopened its doors to the public on 16th February, following a major refurbishment.

Bharti Acharya, Library Development Worker, said: ‘We have had a total face lift creating more space plus a designated space for the computer users. New windows, carpets and lighting all assist in making a welcoming change for all, we hope. New books have also been added to our shelves, arranging the latter a little differently, but we hope that our regular customers will have no difficulty finding what they want’.

The official launch took place on March 4 when our County Councillor, Tony Kershaw, now Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, cut the ribbon.
Libraries across Leicestershire are seeing an increase in visitors in the UK due to the ‘credit crunch’. Traditionally, people turn to public libraries during hard economic times - for cheaper entertainment, to help with employment, for free access to computers and to help them save money and to be ‘greener’ by borrowing free books rather than buying.
Leicestershire Libraries have seen vast improvements recently as part of the £8 million transformation programme and staff are inviting the public to step into their local library to discover all the up to date services and facilities available for no or little cost. Visitors will be supported by libraries over the coming months in their health, wellbeing, career prospects, lifestyle and general enjoyment.
You can find lots of useful information about Barrow Library from its website –