BLACKWOOD library has reopened its doors after a £215,000 makeover.

The library underwent an impressive refurbishment and now has a completely redesigned interior with new furniture, shelving, lighting, decoration and improved provision for disabled library users.

The facelift was funded through a £94,000 grant from the Welsh Government via CyMAL – the body responsible for museums, archives and libraries in Wales.

Libanus Primary School Choir held a carol service at the library to mark its re-opening.

Work was scheduled to take place between 2009 and 2014 but Caerphilly council’s cabinet approved the recommendation earlier this year to release £50,000 of education and leisure directorate funds to allow the work to start as soon as possible.

Caerphilly council’s cabinet member for education, leisure and lifelong learning, Cllr Phil Bevan, said: “This excellent facility helps build upon our commitment to improve and enhance library provision.”