Facelift for Honiton Library as readers return after lockdown

Young readers found a jungle theme waiting for them at Honiton Library this week after lockdown was lifted.

The New Street building has been given a facelift, after charity Libraries Unlimited, ‘made the most of lockdown’ to refurbish the interior and exterior while the library was shut to the public.

The new-look library, which reopened to book browsers on Monday (April 12) has new outside signage, indoor improvements, and a complete redesign of the children’s section.

Linda Isaacson, library supervisor, said: “We love the new jungle theme in the children’s library and hope they do too.

“These areas have been untouched for years and the works have given a fresh feel to the library.”

She said everyone at the library had been excited to reopen to customers.

“Whether it’s welcoming people who feel isolated to one of our many groups, giving advice to people using our computers to look for work, or helping children catch up with their reading and learning, we’re all geared up and ready to go,” she said.

As well as new signs outside the library, the children’s area has been completely redesigned, plus staff and office areas were re-carpeted and redecorated.

Funding for the furniture and fixtures was made possible thanks to the Friends of Honiton Library group.

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