Library has a new chapter

A NEWLY refurbished library is opening with greatly enhanced facilities. Harlesden Library in Craven Park Road, has undergone a �2 million revamp which includes a �100,000 stock of new books and DVDs, a Black Identity area, and expanded computing facilit

A NEWLY refurbished library is opening with greatly enhanced facilities.

Harlesden Library in Craven Park Road, has undergone a �2 million revamp which includes a �100,000 stock of new books and DVDs, a Black Identity area, and expanded computing facilities and study space, opens on Monday, March, 8.

Cllr James Allie, Brent Council's lead member for customer services, said: "This facility is another step forward in the transformation of the way people access Brent Council's services.

"Our customers rightly expect those services to be easy to access and use."

Brent residents and schoolchildren were consulted on the redesign, which also includes facilities for handing in council documents, interview rooms for pre-arranged appointments, and touch-screen computers for free council information and advice.

Cllr Irwin Van Colle, Brent Council's lead member for environment, culture and planning, said: "I am pleased that Harlesden Library Plus has retained the traditional charm of this important building and its place in the Harlesden street scene, whilst hugely improving the library services on offer.