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    AN HISTORIC Liver-pool library is to get a £1.3m makeover after Lottery funding was secured.

    The city council has successfully bid for the cash to transform Toxteth Library so that it can offer a broader range of activities to the local community.


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    Didn't Jean Alexander (Hilda Ogden) once work there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev View Post
    AN HISTORIC Liver-pool library is to get a £1.3m makeover after Lottery funding was secured.

    The city council has successfully bid for the cash to transform Toxteth Library so that it can offer a broader range of activities to the local community.

    The library, on Windsor Street, was opened in 1902 and attracts over 1,000 people a week, but its facilities badly need updating. more
    It's about time!
    It's a fantastic building, which is overlooked.
    I am in there often, and the range of books is really limited.(but the local history section is actually quite good!)
    They should open up the top floors and let us have a little look around

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    My abiding memory of the place ,from a few years ago, was the awful state of disrepair the building had been allowed to deteriorate into by Liverpool City Council. It's a delightful building which will benefit from refurbishment. Let's hope they reverse the gross act of municipal vandalism and scrap off the paint sprayed onto the glorious wall tiles.

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    Here it is.... I spent a large part of my childhood in there. :-)

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    New chapter for old library

    Feb 2 2008 by Ben Turner, Liverpool Echo

    A £1.3m MAKEOVER of Toxteth library has won the go-ahead.

    The grade II listed building on Windsor Street was opened in 1902 and attracts more than 1,000 people a week.

    Liverpool council agreed to the work after winning part of an £80m investment by the Big Lottery Fund to widen community learning.

    The money will be spent on refurbishing and upgrading the building, new meeting and study rooms, exhibition space, toilets, baby- changing facilities, IT equipment, a refreshment area and a performance space.

    Building work is due to start in July, and a temporary mobile library will be provided until the building reopens in December.

    Executive member for leisure Cllr Colin Eldridge said: “Libraries are much more than just books these days, and it is great a deprived area is getting state-of-the-art provision like this.

    “It will benefit the whole community from pupils to pensioners, and by upgrading the building I am sure it will prove to be a real positive landmark.”
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