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Save the Date: Rhymney Library Hub Reopens on Monday 8th January

Posted on : 20 Dec 2023

Save the Date: Rhymney Library Hub Reopens on Monday 8th January
Rhymney Library Hub is set to reopen its doors on Monday 8th January after an exciting refurbishment thanks to funding from Caerphilly County Borough Council and Welsh Government’s Capital Transformation Fund.

The improvements included refurnishing and modernising both floors of the library, as well as creating an innovative education, reading and support hub for residents, council staff and partner organisations.
Many of the new features and design were taken from a Community Voice survey carried out with the local community.

The Rhymney Library Hub will offer a holistic support environment allowing our residents an entry point into council services. A range of council support services will be available in the coming weeks including Caerphilly Cares, the Council Tax Team, Council Benefits Team and the Employment Engagement Team.

External partner organisations including community groups will also return to the newly refurbished Rhymney Library Hub.

Customers can benefit from upgraded broadband, modern office spaces and private meeting rooms. The first floor has been developed into the ‘Idris Davies Community Learning Hub’ featuring a state-of-the-art, vibrant learning space which will become a focal point to continue supporting the Welsh Language and Culture.

Cllr Carol Andrews, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Communities commented:
 “I am delighted that residents of the county borough will be able to experience the additional benefits that Rhymney Library Hub will deliver to the local community.

“As well as the fantastic library, residents will be able to benefit from access to several council support services that will be unveiled in the coming weeks and months.

“Rhymney Library has historically always served as a hub for the community, but the improvements to the facility will allow for this crucial resource to become so much more.”

Rhymney Library Hub will reopen on Monday 8th January without an operating lift. For those with limited mobility, services will be moved to the ground floor as and when needed until the new lift is installed.  

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