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Ystradgynlais Library is moving back to its usual home after a refit

The refurbished Ystradgynlais Library

8 April 2024

The refurbished Ystradgynlais Library
An upgrade of Ystradgynlais Library has been completed and the service is to return to its usual home after a temporary move into the Welfare Hall.

The library, which is run by Powys County Council, will close at the Welfare Hall at 1pm on Friday 12 April and reopen at its usual home on Temperance Lane, at 10am on Monday 22 April.

The improvements that have been made to Ystradgynlais Library include:

  • Remote working facilities in confidential areas.
  • Bookable meeting pods for face-to-face or digital appointments.
  • 'Zoom rooms' and digital connectivity learning spaces which will include access to gaming activities.
  • A spotlight on local heritage, connecting with cultural collections and activities across Powys and Wales.
  • Relaxing reading corners.
  • Pop-up shop spaces for local producers to showcase their skills.
  • Improved disabled access, warm bank provision and learning activities for children.
  • Comfortable social areas and flexible space for wide ranging activities and discussions.
  • Development of a garden for cultural activities and environmental learning.
  • Upgraded building infrastructure for energy efficiency - solar panels with battery storage, LED lighting and improved insulation.

An official opening of the refurbished Ystradgynlais Library is expected to take place later in the year.

Nina Davies, Director of Social Services and Wellbeing for Powys County Council said: "The transformation of Ystradgynlais Library is fantastic. The remodelling will meet growing community demands, with a greater emphasis on supported digital access from a trusted community location.

"We hope that what the library now offers will encourage people to work locally and reduce their need to travel. The refurbished facility and its improvements will also contribute to reduced environmental impacts."

For more information on the services available at Ystradgynlais Library visit its page on the Stori Powys website.

PICTURE: The refurbished Ystradgynlais Library.