£120,000 Assembly boost for library

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A LIBRARY has received a £120,000 funding boost from the Welsh Assembly Government.

Ruabon Library received the money as part of a £4 million package to develop the work of libraries, museums and archives throughout Wales.

The grant funding supports a range of projects that vary from large scale modernisation of public libraries to supporting volunteer-run museums.

Wrexham Museum, which is currently being refurbished, will get £22,000 to create a permanent Welsh language education post and a further £5,265 to transfer collections from the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum.

Wrexham Council had also submitted funding bids for Cefn Mawr Library, which has been placed on the Assembly’s reserve list, and Chirk Library, which was unsuccessful.

Heritage minister Alun Ffred Jones said: “I am delighted to announce these investments which will improve public access to the rich collections of our local museums, archives and libraries.

“People are at the centre of our vision for the preservation of our rich and proud history.

“These grants will help museums and archives across the country to enhance their work in preserving and presenting our heritage through conservation work, and developing new exhibitions, online resources and educational activities that will bring the collections alive for a new generation of people.”

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