Perranporth Library was buzzing with activity today as residents and visitors poured in to check out the refurbished facility.

Perranzabuloe Parish Council took on the operation of the library from Cornwall Council at the end of May. Last week saw a full refurbishment of the space with a brand new carpet, rearrangement of the shelving and a state-of-the-art self-service kiosk along with newly painted white lines outside.

Chairman of the Parish Council, Steve Arthur commented, “The library is looking really bright and smart now. It is an honour to take over the running of Perranporth Library and we are delighted to be able to provide this service to our community. We are very grateful for all the help and cooperation we received from Cornwall Council. I urge local residents who are regular visitors to the library or who have never been through the door before to pop into the Oddfellows building in Ponsmere Road to see how great it’s looking. Our new library team will give you a warm welcome and be able to offer help and advice.”


The new team is headed up by Linda Jones who has extensive experience particularly in school libraries, along with Barbara Tremewan who has worked at the library in Perranporth for many years and is well known to regulars and Abby Waters who is also a well established local resident with plenty of ideas for library events. Library Manager, Linda commented, “I am very excited about my new role in this fabulous library and thrilled with the superb refurbishment. I’m amazed at how many people came through the door today to see the new look. We have a huge range of books and other resources for people to explore including a new children’s reading area. We are all geared up to help young people with the Summer Reading Challenge.”