A library undergoing New Year improvements so it can “better meet residents’ needs” has reopened.

Kenton Library, in Kenton Lane, Harrow, opened its doors again on March 1.

Works saw the creation of improved study spaces with accessible power and USB points for handheld devices, a new meeting space, improvement of stock layout and signage and the installation of a public toilet.

The library now also has a colourful redesigned Children’s Library, and more generally improved lighting and restoration of original features such as wooden shelving and floors.

Councillor Sue Anderson, portfolio holder for community, culture and resident engagement at Harrow Council, said: “What an amazing transformation.

"I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the redesign and refurbishment of the library which is now fit for the 21st Century.

“It’s all part of our plans to build a better Harrow for our residents.

"I hope that the local community and library users enjoy the new and upgraded facilities which includes attractive public spaces to relax, work and study.”

The Grade II Listed Art Deco library built in the 1930’s has undergone refurbishments for the past two months.