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The beauty and the books


Fairford Library will be undergoing a makeover and book update later this month, including fun new equipment for the children’s library.

The layout of the library will be altered to make better use of the space, with some of the shelving being replaced.

The book stock will also be refreshed with lots of new titles being made available. The children’s library will be changed, with exciting new features coming to update the popular area, including a book tree.

To make the exciting new changes, the library will be closed from Monday 27th March to Saturday 1st April.

Books and other items will not be due back and fines for overdue items won’t be applied for the week. Customers can also renew items by visiting, or call 0845 230 5420.

Gloucestershire Library members will still be able to use eBooks and eMagazines on their own devices as well by visiting the website. The update is being paid for by s106 money from developers regarding local housing developments. This can be used in the local area for things like school expansions, community facilities or road improvements.

Cllr Ray Theodoulou, county councillor for Fairford and Lechlade on Thames, said: “Fairford Library is a great community asset and I am really pleased to see investment going into it following housing development in the area. I hope more local people will enjoy all the library has to offer.”

Cllr Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for libraries, said: “We are always looking at ways to improve our libraries and I am happy that this work is about to start.”

“Fairford Library is a popular and well used library and I know that the refurbishment and new children’s library will look great.”

Fairford Library has a library club on the third Thursday of the month, and offers a computer buddying programme every Monday and Wednesday morning by appointment. The library also does Story Time on Monday mornings during term time and Baby Bounce and Rhyme every Wednesday. For more information, visit

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