L-R: Councillors Margaret Toner, John Allan, Andy Campbell, and Bill Grant celebrate at the official opening
Book lovers in Tarbolton are being welcomed to the village's brand new library, which is now officially open for business. The replacement, located in the new Tarbolton Community Campus, offers a bright, modern community space where people can browse for their new favourite novels.
Visitors will benefit from a custom built facility with a private reading booth, colourful fittings, internet access, areas for public events, with the books from the old library now decanted into the new building and ready to lend.
The library was delivered as part of the £8.2million Tarbolton Community Campus project which is part of a £94million pipeline of works being delivered across South Ayrshire in the next 18 months, with the aim of enhancing standards through targeted investment. The main contractor for the project was Morrison Construction.
Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism & Leisure said the new library was another positive contribution to the village, "We're committed to investing in our rural communities and this new library is the latest addition to Tarbolton's brand new Community Campus.
"With a separate entrance to the school, this bright, modern space provides a great showcase for the old classics and modern bestsellers alike, something book lovers of every age should appreciate.
"The new building is a huge improvement on what was available before and I'm sure that when people visit the library for the first time they'll be impressed with the results."
The move comes at a busy time for South Ayrshire Council. The custom built technical block at Marr College opened in January, while extensions to Annbank Primary School and Troon Primary School and a new link at Southcraig School will all be completed by summer 2017. Meanwhile work to create a new Dailly Primary is also complete, with pupils starting classes on 1 March.
Further information on Tarbolton library can be found here.