I've been keeping an eye on the renovations to Parkhead Library. When the library closed on the 11th of April, it was due to be closed for twenty weeks.
I contacted Glasgow Life last week to see if they had a date for re-opening, but sadly it'll now be the week beginning the 3rd of October before the library is open to the public again.
According to Glasgow Life:
"the 20 week completion date was an initial
estimate by City Building who are undertaking the works. However, there has been significant
reinstatement work required to the ceiling which wasn't anticipated at the outset. This has
meant that specialist plasterwork has had to be undertaken, which unfortunately has
resulted in a slightly longer timescale for the re-opening of the library."
I'm quite disappointed by this, as I know lots of people use the library not only for reading, but
for accessing computers, participating in classes, and just meeting people. I'll continue to
monitor the situation and will update on here if I get more info!