Penn Library has reopened to the public following recent improvement works.

The £60,000 plus investment by the City of Wolverhampton Council has seen the library redecorated and its back office space reconfigured to create a new community lounge and meeting room.

The layout of the main library area has also been reviewed to make better use of the space, while old shelving has been replaced.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This improvement work at Penn Library is further evidence of our commitment to developing a strong and sustainable library network for the people of Wolverhampton by creating modern and vibrant community assets.

"It has made Penn Library much more community orientated and will hopefully increase the number of people who are able to make use of this vital facility on a regular basis.

"This work was carried out in response to feedback from local people which we received during the development of our 10 year strategy for Wolverhampton's libraries, and I would like to thank customers for bearing with us while these improvements were completed."

Penn Library is at the junction of Penn Road and Coalway Avenue. Its normal opening hours remain the same - these are Tuesdays 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm, Thursdays 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm, Fridays 9am to 1pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

An official reopening event will be held on Tuesday 20 March, 2018 at 3pm.

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  • released: Friday 9 March, 2018