FISHGUARD Library will continue to open on Fridays thanks to a decision by Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council to fund Friday opening for a further year.

The library started to operate on reduced running hours as part of county council cost cutting measures, and was closed on Fridays from April 2015.

In April this year, the town council agreed to cover the costs of running the library on Fridays for an initial period of 12 months – ensuring the provision of full opening hours at the library and the Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery.

Now, they have agreed to extend that period for another 12 months.

Since April, almost 6,000 people have visited the facility during its Friday opening, over 1,050 books have been borrowed, and more than 300 hours of library computer usage has been recorded. There have been nearly 1,800 visits to the Last Invasion Tapestry on Fridays since April including visitors from six cruise ships.

Councillor Paul Miller, cabinet member for the economy, tourism, leisure and culture, said he was very grateful to the town council for their continued support of this important facility both for local people and visitors from further afield.

"It's clearly been a great success," he said. "The feedback from the local community has been excellent, with people using the library on Fridays for a whole host of reasons."

Fishguard Mayor, Janet Wyer. Added:

"Fishguard and Goodwick Town Council are very happy to comply with the wishes of our community and fund the Friday opening of the facilities for a further 12 months. Fishguard Library is a real community hub which offers something for everyone."

Fishguard Library opens at 10am daily apart from Sundays. It currently closes at 5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at 6pm on Thursdays, and at 1pm on Saturdays.