CHEPSTOW Library is to re-open this Saturday following a £120,000 refurbishment.

The library will boast a number of improvements including new book displays and layouts as well as more flexible space for activities,events and classes.

Improved IT facilities will incorporate the introduction of wifi and laptops for public use while an updated children's area and a new space for teenagers will ensure the younger generation will be attracted to the new facilities.

Those interested in local and family history will be able to access the new Chepstow Collection - an area of the library dedicated to housing and promoting local historical material.

The £120,000 refurbishment came after Monmouthshire Council secured the funding through the Welsh Government's CyMAL (Museums Archives and Libraries Wales) organisation.

Monmouth Library also secured £210,000 from CyMal for its refurbishment almost two years ago. There are also plans for a new library in Abergavenny as part of the town's regeneration scheme.

Manager of Chepstow Library Sue Walbank, said: "We are absolutely thrilled with the refurbishment and are very excited about the relaunch. We will be holding an official relaunch day on January 21 and would welcome everyone to come along and see for yourself the range of great new facilities we have."