€600,000 grant ap­proval boosts li­brary ex­ten­sion

TEN­DER AP­PROVED WORKS WILL TAKE ONE YEAR TO COM­PLETE

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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.

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