THE hotly anticipated unveiling of Hilperton Primary’s newly refurbished library took place on Thursday.

Work began to convert the old multi-purpose building, which cost more than £5,000 to do, at the school back in the Summer but over the last few months, furniture and books have been filling up the place.

And it was poetic that when the doors were opened to the library, it happened to fall on World Book Day.

“It looks fantastic. The children were so excited to use it and now they can,” said foundation governor Dawn Farmer.

“Before it was used for all sorts of things, such as spare classrooms, meeting rooms and a music area, among others, but now it is a proper library for all.

“This is a celebration of the school and right on World Book Day too which is lovely.”

The library was built in memory of former chair of governors and churchwarden of Hilperton’s St Michael & All Angels Church, Gerald Parsons.

Jorja, Year 6, said “I love our new library – it gives me a space to relax and to get into the world of my book. Our old library was used for lots of different things so it was hard to concentrate but now we have a special place to go to read our books."

Mr Parsons' widow, Barbara, added: "I am very impressed with the way it had been transformed into this new space and I hope that the staff and children have many happy hours in there reading."