Haringey Council is investing millions of pounds to improve libraries across the borough.

Despite losing £1,000 per house hold, the council decided to keep all of its libraries open and will invest £5.5 million to update them.

Earlier this summer Haringey Labour agreed to invest £3.77million into Hornsey Library to further enhance it.

The library is set to be remodelled with new interiors, carpets, decoration and lighting, while there will be improved provision for young people, including the children’s area.

A lift upgrade is also set to provide improved access to the mezzanine level to help make the building more accessible.

Cllr Kaushika Amin, cabinet member for civic and corporate services, said: “These libraries provide an incredibly important cornerstone of the community, which is why we are committed not only to protecting them but investing in them over the next few years.

“The plans for investment of more than £3million on Hornsey Library will create a fantastic facility for our residents.

“We have made a clear commitment to not only retain our libraries but also develop them into true hubs for the communities they serve. For Hornsey Library this investment will enhance its integral role within the local community for years to come.”