Library ‘more modern’ after facelift.

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Modern living . Megan Templeton and her children George (2) and Harriet (4) Bloxham, all of Mosgiel, leave the renovated Mosgiel Library on Friday. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE

Mosgiel Library has had a $1 million facelift.

Dunedin City Council property services programme manager Andy Syme said the upgrade of the Mosgiel Library was finished.

The work included the installation of a new roof, insulation and air conditioning system.

Solar tubes were added to improve lighting and the fire alarm system, emergency lights and switchboard were upgraded.

The project cost about $1 million, he said.

Library assistant Colin Clarke said the new roof had resulted in skylights being covered up.

However, the library was was brighter due to the installation of new lighting, which was “much brighter and more focused” than the lighting it replaced.

The project went without a hitch, “which is pretty impressive, considering how big it was”.

Megan Templeton, of Mosgiel, said she and her children were regular visitors of the library and she liked the changes.

“The facelift makes it look more modern.”