€600,000 grant approval boosts library extension
TENDER APPROVED WORKS WILL TAKE ONE YEAR TO COMPLETE
THE Greystones Library extension is to go ahead, in the wake of news that grant approval of €600,000 has been received. The building will closed temporarily in 2009 and move to the swimming pool building as works are carried out.
A tender has been approved, and the first-floor extension, which is expected to take one year to complete, will span over 130 square metres to the rear of the building. This will include a study and reference rea, IT area and a relaxing space for reading. Natural light will play a major part in the project and the sea view will be maximised. In addition, the extension will have an area dedicated to the memory of the La Touche family, who played such an important part in the history of Greystones and county Wicklow since the late 17th century.
A further grant of €200,000 was received earlier, under Wicklow 400 funding, towards this area. Stock for loan will all be on a redesigned ground floor.
Mayor George Jones, Carmen Moore (Senior Executive Librarian), Cllr Derek Mithcell and Eddie Sheehy, County Manager.