Balloch Library has received a make-over with new signage, improved book layouts and a café area.

The library was the first in West Dunbartonshire to benefit from the rebranding and branch improvement project, which includes book quotes on the wall, use of historic photography and modern information boards throughout.

Visitors to the branch will also see display cases promoting the latest books in the library, and clear signage directing readers to their preferred genre.

And young visitors will adore the lovable characters on the new mural in the children’s section which boasts colourful popular animals and mini bookcases filled with eye catching reads to keep the kids busy while their parents browse.

Visitors will also find new display boards packed with information from the council, including up-to-date surgery information and also a community board where local activities and events are advertised.

New soft flooring has also been fitted along with floor vinyl and inspirational quotes have been artistically placed at the end of bays from famous people and authors.

Balloch resident Aileen Stark says she couldn’t live without her local library, adding: “This branch really is a life line for me, because of my condition my mobility is limited, so reading is very important.

“The staff are amazing and they know what books I like to read and have a selection ready for me when I visit the branch.”

Councillor Ian Dickson, convener of corporate services, said: “We are committed to improving our library service and it has been great to see that the recent investment in Balloch has received such fantastic feedback from our residents.

“The branding and improvement project will now be installed at all our other branches so they have a consistent look and feel and all our residents can benefit.”