A Cardiff library is to reopen following a £1 million refurbishment, with the facility now featuring bean bag chairs as it hopes to attract more young people.
Due to open its doors tomorrow (June 26th) for the first time since it was shut down last autumn, the 104-year-old Carnegie library in Cathays has undergone significant restoration work, the South Wales Echo reports.
And bean bag sofas have played a key role in this, as the library now features a number of the comfy seats, branch libraries manager Fiona Bailey reveals.
“Because of the area we serve, with a lot of students and young families, we wanted it to have a more 21st century contemporary feel while preserving the building’s features,” she claims.
In addition to bean bag chairs, the library has been fitted with Wi-Fi internet access and radio cataloguing equipment, although a number of its original features such as the domed skylight have been retained.
But the Carnegie is not the first library to have bean bag seating. In April, WeAreCentralPA.com reported that the newly-designed early reader section of the Claysburg Area Public Library in Pennsylvania features a number of children’s bean bags.
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