Devonport library has moved into St Aubuyn’s Church following a £2.2 million refurbishment of the Grade II listed Georgian building.
Originally housed in the basement of the Devonport Guildhall, Devonport library has been running from a temporary base in Welcome Hall while preparations were made for its big move to St Aubyn’s.
At four times the size of the original library, the new-look community facility has many more books DVDs and computers as well meeting and exhibition spaces, a reading room and public toilets.
It will also host HeadSpace, a national project that aims to give 11 to 19-year-olds somewhere to meet friends and chill out as well as get more hands-on with running library services and activities for other young people.
Staff have been busy planning a packed programme of activities such as storytime sessions, readers’ groups and ‘bite-size’ computer sessions on family history and computer basics.
The £2.2 million transformation was funded by the Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership, to provide residents with a state-of-the art library as well as a new worship area for church services